Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Do The Colonel Williams!

The trial of Col. Russell Williams is near ubiquitous in the media this week, and with it, there has been much self-reflexive discussion of media's role in handling repellent subject matter.

John Cruickshank of the Toronto Star speaks to the matter with the CBC, and I thought his description of Williams as, "both enormously frightening and tremendously pathetic", was unusually astute -- a rare bit of insight into how media plays out its self-serving, bent-over-backwards dance of bad news.

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