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Cho Seung-Hui – Crazy name, Crazy Guy

by | 21st, April 2007

THE move to broadcast Cho Seung-Hui’s rambling video is part of story building in the media. No fact is too small, no comment too trite, no nodding head can be ignored.

But what if the killer was just a nutcase with a gun?

They Show Cho Seung-Hui On TV But Not Streakers. The beep our swearing. But a lunatic’s videos lead the news.

Is this what is meant by citizen journalism?

Marina Hyde writes in the Guardian:

“The Virginia tragedy’s aftermath is playing out with all the unpredictability of a medieval mystery play. So slavish is the perpetrator’s and the media’s response to the established templates that the moronic business of establishing which cultural influences can be held responsible has already begun. I

t was the singer Marilyn Manson wot dunnit in Columbine, you may recall, and someone has this week unearthed a violent Korean film which depicts a character adopting a similar pose to one of Cho’s. Should its maker require a distraction from the pending death threats, he is directed to a Chris Rock stand-up routine following Columbine.

“Everybody wants to know what the kids was listening to,” he noted. “What kind of music was they listening to? Or what kind of movies was they watching? Who gives a fuck what they was watching? Whatever happened to crazy? What, you can’t be crazy no more? Did we eliminate ‘crazy’ from the dictionary? Fuck the records! Fuck the movies! They was crazy!”



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