Stop using mass killers’ names
  • Petitioning Canadian News Media

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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Canadian News Media

Stop using mass killers’ names

    1. Erika Kreis
    2. Petition by

      Erika Kreis

      Winnipeg, Manitoba, United States

Mass killers have a desire for infamy and attention. We call it narcissism. We can’t know whether withholding names and photographs of mass killers from coverage of their crimes would play a factor in the future decisions of others evil enough and/or mentally ill enough to contemplate mass murder.  But, even if it plays a small role in preventing some from playing out their anger and frustruation, it wll at least not give them the attention they crave.  

Media currently withholds names of confidential sources upon who the credibility of their stories rests.  Media also withholds names of survivors of sexual assaults from stories about the crimes against them.  Let's ask them to withhold  names of mass killers. 

Let's stop giving people permission to broadcast their anger or frustration by killing a lot of people.  Let's stop rewarding killers who want attention. 

 

 

To:
Canadian News Media, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Stop using mass killers’ names

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Dave Robinson LONDON, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      I have often wondered why the media feels obligated to analyse the stories of these killers to death and give them the notoriety they crave. I agree wholeheartedly that their names and faces should be deleted from the story. Stop giving them the ammunition to play one-upmanship with their evil counterparts

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    • Glen Wright SARNIA, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      Those guilty of premeditated, self-serving and reprehensible behaviour deserve only one name to be used by the media for public reference 'Stain'. The mentally ill require support, supervision and medicine. Let us not confuse these two issues.

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    • John Nudds LONDON, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      Stop giving them 5 minutes of fame. I think thats all they are looking for.

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    • Glen Fairbairn BANCROFT, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      stop the mentally ill.

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    • Norman Bazinet GUELPH, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      The media ceaslessly broadcast the name of a mass murder prepetrator like sharks in a feeding frenzy. That's exactly what mass murderers want to see. When is responsible journalism going to become mainstream in this country.

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