Picking a suspected serial killer as newsmaker of the year has people up in arms.
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The selection of Luka Rocco Magnotta as Canadas 2012 Newsmaker of the Year lit up the countrys 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 countrys 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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