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YouTube, MySpace And Face Book Kill The Media

by | 8th, November 2007

NO teenage crime is now complete without the press scouring the net for the killer’s personal web pages.

Meredith Kercher is murdered in Italy and the media broadcasts the Face Book pages of suspect Raffaele Sollecito. He is holding a huge blade and wearing a mask. The Times says his girlfriend, also a suspect, Amanda Knox, calls herself “Foxy Knoxy” on her MySpace page.

And now Pekka-Eric Auvinen, 18, has walked into Jokela High School, in southern Finland, and killed five boys, two girls and the headmistress.

What is he, this deranged, narcissistic teen who filmed himself shooting apples in the woods? Why, he’s “The YouTube Killer” on the Times’ front page. He’s the Sun’s “YOUTUBE GUNMAN”, the Mirror’s “YOUTUBE KILLER”, and the perpetrator of the Mail’s “YouTube massacre”

The killer exists in video. He’s in the media. He’s made for the media, not by it…

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