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FFH5
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Newsmaker of the Year poll triggers storm of outrage

Picking a suspected serial killer as newsmaker of the year has people up in arms.
»www.theglobeandmail.com/news/nat ··· 6697432/

The selection of Luka Rocco Magnotta as Canada’s 2012 Newsmaker of the Year lit up the country’s social media and news web sites on Sunday with a cyclone of outrage and condemnation.

The alleged killer, who now sits in a Montreal detention centre as his case goes through the legal process, was the subject of a global manhunt last spring after a Chinese engineering student was killed, his body cut up and remains mailed to four different locations in Ottawa and British Columbia.

Mr. Magnotta was chosen in the annual poll of the country’s newsrooms by The Canadian Press.

Liberal leader Bob Rae was among the first to express his anger and disappointment on Sunday, tweeting to 33,361 followers that the “Canadian Press reaches a new low with its naming Magnotta as ‘newsmaker of the year.’ Truly disgusting.”

“I appeal to decency & better judgement of the Canadian Press and ask them to rescind their choice of Luka Magnotta as Newsmaker of the year,” Conservative MP Mr. Aspin tweeted.

Confirms the old saying about the press' editorial process - "If it bleeds it leads".
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joeblow3

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"serial killer" one killing does not make him a serial killer.


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Do note the OP did use 'suspected' although I'm not sure if he was suspected of killing more than one person.

In any case, why is there even a poll concerning newsmaker of the year when it's something that could be trended with facts rather than polls?


FFH5
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said by joeblow3:

"serial killer" one killing does not make him a serial killer.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luka_Magno ··· e_crimes

Police in Gatineau are investigating possible ties between Magnotta and the 2011 murder of Valerie Leblanc in their city due to the "distinct nature" of both crimes.[110][111] On June 8, the Los Angeles Police Department announced they were in contact with Montreal police to determine if Magnotta was involved in the unsolved murder and decapitation of Hervey Medellin

And note I said suspected serial killer.
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Walter Dnes

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reply to FFH5
said by FFH5:

Picking a suspected serial killer as newsmaker of the year has people up in arms.
»www.theglobeandmail.com/news/nat ··· 6697432/

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Confirms the old saying about the press' editorial process - "If it bleeds it leads".

It's who was the biggest newsmaker of the year. It doesn't matter if they're famous or infamous. At the risk of Godwinizing this thread, consider whom Time Magazine named "Man of the Year" in 1938.