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Big Question: should we watch videos of violent atrocities?

Footage of the tragic shooting of two TV journalists in Virginia is doing the rounds online

By Prospect Team  

A memorial at the WDBJ-TV station for slain reporter Alison Parker and camera operator Adam Ward. © KEVIN DIETSCH/LANDOV/Press Association Images

Yesterday, a journalist and a camera operator for the US news network WDBJ7 were killed in the course of their work by a gunman, with some of the attack captured live on air. 

But the TV cameras weren’t the only ones that were rolling. The gunman—a former employee of the…

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