Re: NBC airing of Cho Video - discussion
I haven't seen the video. I watch the coverage the day of the shooting and a bit the day after the mass murder but that is about it.
IMO, everyone would be better served if not only the victim of certain crimes (e.g. rape) was anoymous but also the alledged criminal.
I think we should name these guys like we do Hurricanes so if Cho was the first notorious killer of 2007 we would call him, Alex or if he was the second Billy. Or perhaps identify them by the type of crime. So for instance the Duke Lacrosse player instead of having their name splashed everywhere would be call Rapist06A, Rapist06B, and Rapist06C. Cho would be called MassMurder07A.
NBC could show the video however much they wanted to but would likely pixelate his face.
I think we could accomplish this quite simply. First, stop law enforcement from releasing the name of those arrested. Second change the laws so that any accused who is identified by any news organization or person, prior to being convicted of a crime, has an excellent chance of winning a libel lawsuit.