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NBC -- Oh, the Humanity. Oh, the Ratings!

4/19/2007 11:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Minutes after the vile press kit sent from the Virginia Tech killer arrived at NBC studios in New York yesterday, one sound clearly resonated through Rockefeller Center -- cha-ching!

While the network did a great job quickly putting together riveting news packages in a short time, and making sure the tapes were rushed to the FBI rather quickly -- they also did a swell job of first making copies of all the horrific contents for themselves. Then, on the same day that it was announced that NBC was getting whooped in the ratings, the blitzkrieg promotion campaign began.

After spreading the haunting, pathetic video of the killer over the course of last night's 30-minute NBC Nightly News broadcast -- and masterfully teasing even more disgusting clips every step of the way -- Brian Williams warned a shell-shocked nation that his network would do everything in its power to "prevent any more martyrs or heroes from emerging from the tragedy" -- then, in the same breath, he teased more scumbag TV on this morning's "Today Show." Dude, we get the game -- don't try to hide it.

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91.

GOD 1    

Man, whomever said that money is the root of all evil, sure hit the proverbial nail on the head. God bless the

i said it first...

2709 days ago
92.

boo    

Money is the Root of All Evil
This idiom is actually a misquote from the Bible. The Apostle Paul, writing to Timothy in Tim 6:10, says, "For the love of money is the root of all evil..." This is commonly misstated by saying that "money is the root of all evil", rather than greed (love of money). Me thinks this clarifies NBC's pathetic position on this horrendous tragedy. What a shame!

2709 days ago
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by M in Oregon    

Thanks for giving us a place to express our opinions/outrage. Yes, shame on NBC,(and the media in general) I haven't been and will continue not to watch sleazy NBC. Makes you wonder why this wacko picked NBC, did he know they'd do the best job of smearing his diseased message to all the other mentally sick fragile sickos out there ? Who now have his message imprinted in their sick minds, not to mention probably video that they will play over and over again untill they finally snap and do the same. We just had a young man last week in our city shoot at his school after watching a film on the Columbine massacres...these people are influenced by what they see. When peoole like Cho are reffered to as a Quinten Torantino like character, you have to conclude that what we are putting out there is making the sick sicker.....so what if most of us could watch horror movies or "horror news" stories and not do bad things, there are those that can't and shouldn't see them. Interesting if he would have sent a video of him having sex it would not have been shown.....but guns pointed at us , evil rants, horrifying pictures of evil... thats Ok??? We are breeding terroist, let's face it ,that's exactly what Cho is. This is no different than those evil wackos in the middel east who are brain washed at a young age to believe they will go down in a blaze of glory they kill in the name of eternal glorification.Obviously we need to address the mental health problems in our society and find a better way to communicate with various agencies to create a system that helps those that need it, and protect those of us who deserve it.

2709 days ago
94.

U Know Who    

Funny everyone is appaled at NBC and so happy to have somewhere to vent.

BUT IN THE BATTLE FOR WEBSITE HITS----> THE SCUMBAGS AT TMZ ARE JUST AS BAD AS

ANY OTHER MEDIA OUTLET - GLORIFYING AND GIVING THIS

OBVIOUS IDIOT (nice tough guy voice dork)


EXACTLY WHAT HE HOPED FOR...

Harvey I ALWAYS knew you were a dirty douche.

Max

2709 days ago
95.

Aunt Kiki    

TMZ posted the video too... Isn't that just as bad? I think so!

2709 days ago
96.

joey    

Honorable Harvey Levin~~How ironic that that pictures of this monster appear
just a few stories down from this one and were posted as soon as they were
available.
Pot meet kettle.

2709 days ago
97.

MS. M    

#90 Max THANKS for getting it.....GE (whose motto is bring good things to life) owns NBC who caved to mediamatters.org the private watchdog group (503c, eligible for grants) who forwarded the Imus bit to the black community, inciting this to be racial, on Imus's behalf....I hear you LOUD & CLEAR....BOYCOTT MSNBC/CBS

2709 days ago
98.

Sillyme    

The good thing.. this proves that ALL LIBERAL Reporters and their stations are glad to speak up when people die and go insane, so their little crazy pals leave their calling cards and videos to them when they crash and go LOON. Hey Rather.. too bad this News station was accurate and didn't have to blather some fibs much longer about the facts huh?

2709 days ago
99.

MS. M    

websters definition: sensational 2.)arousing or tending to arouse (as by lurid details) a quick, intense, and usu. a superficial interest, curiousity, or emotional reaction.....TMZ is sensational & thank you for the platform to vent....the internet must be broadcasters worst nightmare, not withstanding Imus of course(dry joke,,,,)....Cappus is a Hypocrit & a liar and I'm thinking his days may soon be numbered..... BOYCOTT MSNBC/CBS

2709 days ago
100.

got2bkidn    

First of all, I am not going along with NBC for showing the pictures, etc of the murderer, but before we get all "bent out of shape" at NBC, do you really think if that package went to CBS or ABC they would have done anything differently?? Get Real !!!!!

2709 days ago
101.

Theresa    

WHATEVER TMZ!!!!! HAD HE SENT THE TAPES TO YOU I'M QUITE SURE WE WOULD HAVE ALL BEEN READING ABOUT THEM IN DETAIL. YOU HAVE BEEN COVERING THE ANNA NICOLE THING WITH NO SHAME SO TIT FOR TAT. FUNNY HOW EVERYONE IS SO "OUTRAGED" BUT THEY HAVE NO PROBLEM READING THE SMUT ON YOUR WEBSITE.

2709 days ago
102.

ME    

Fox News is number one in the ratings and the liberals on this board are so JEALOUS! Go away...

2709 days ago
103.

Theresa    

For all of you out there that are going to boycott MSNBC, you are a pimple on their ass. They could care less!

2709 days ago
104.

Glee (I'm baaaaack)    

It will be easy not to watch NBC anymore - their news shows suck, their entertainment shows suck and they are willing to do anything for ratings.

2708 days ago
105.

saddened    

Bye Bye NBC and MSNBC, I will never watch your networks again. How sad for the victims families and students to have to see this horrible monster. Good job loser's.
Bring back Don Imus , on a different network, he's to good for this one. Since Steve and Abrahms have taken over the news, they have made awful decesions.
Hello Charie Gibson, see you at 6:30.

2708 days ago
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