Telling the Horror From the Hype

From mediascout.ca:

Telling the Horror From the Hype
August 1, 2008
by Drew Nelles

Media reports on crime often veer into the sensational. But what happens when a criminal act is so gruesome, so bizarre, that it’s hard to separate the story’s self-evident sensationalism from the screaming headlines? News broke yesterday of a killing that scarcely seemed real: Aboard a Greyhound bus traveling from Edmonton to Winnipeg, one passenger stabbed another to death before decapitating the victim and displaying the head to the other passengers, by now huddled in shock outside…. Read more »

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