April 20, 2007
Alert emailer S.F. asks if NBC, when it broadcast baseball games, refused to show video of fans running onto the field. Most broadcasters don't, on the grounds that it would only encourage more attention-seeking disruptions. ... If that's NBC's practice, why is it OK in order to prevent the disruption of a baseball game but not to prevent mass murder? Just asking.
A cynic would say that when fans run onto the baseball field NBC doesn't make money. But when copycat mass shootings occur, NBC makes money. . . .