Va. Tech Shootings: “Once First News Cycle Has Passed,” Repetition “Is Little More Than Pornography,” ABC Says

By Brian 

How are the networks planning on using the gunman video? Here’s what an ABC spokesperson:

“We are planning to severely limit the use of the video. Obviously in the first news cycle there’s some breaking news value to that video. But once that first news cycle has passed, the repetition of it is little more than pornography.

Going forward for us on the existing video you might see a still or you might see a brief clip of the video without the audio attached to it.

Obviously there is new video that somehow broke new ground on the story, we would have a discussion about that.”