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6 years ago  ::  Mar 27, 2012 - 9:14AM #1
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PARIS (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy begged television networks on Tuesday not to broadcast video footage filmed by an al Qaeda-inspired gunman of his spate of deadly shootings in southern France this month.

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6 years ago  ::  Mar 27, 2012 - 9:25AM #2
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Why not? They exist and will be shown somewhere and somehow anyway.

But it may indeed be smart not to force the out-of-covenience TV viewers to confront it, by showing lots of it on the main news outlets.

Produce a sanitised short clip, and let interested people look it up on the internet...

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6 years ago  ::  Mar 27, 2012 - 10:32AM #3
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I have mixed feelings.  I don't like censorship.

But I can see the other side. Presumably there is the fear that showing this might incite retaliatory violence against Muslims, given the current climate.  Also, (though I don't know what is on these clips) I can see trying to be sensitive to the families of the victims, assuming the clip shows their loved ones being blown away by this moron.  I can understand that this is  not something they would want to be seen by the entire world, especially the children.  And maybe there is also the fear of sparking copycats among the loonies, though to tell the truth, it seems these people have little need of such encouragement.

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6 years ago  ::  Apr 03, 2012 - 2:35AM #4
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6 years ago  ::  Jun 06, 2012 - 5:12AM #5
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Post them it is up to the viewer wheather or not to view the material.

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