Friday, September 01, 2006

A killer's confession

News & Observer editors faced an extraordinary decision Thursday night: What to do with a teenaged killer's videotaped confession and monolog that had been delivered exclusively to them?

There's no way words alone can describe the impact of the four video segments they finally decided to post online. You can can read the story and find a link to the clips here.

Melanie's thoughtful blog post about their decision-making is well worth your attention; you can find it here. For one thing, as Mel points out, while this was the first time they had to make decisions about how to handle incendiary video, it surely won't be the last. Your time is probably coming, too.

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