Accuracy in Media

Sportscaster and commentator Bob Costas took the producers of CNN?s ?Larry King Live ? show by surprise last week when he chose not to host Thursday?s show. Costas who was scheduled to substitute for King through Thursday said that he wasn?t comfortable with the topic selected for the show that evening, BTK killer Dennis Rader.

When asked about the incident Costas responded by saying ?I didn?t think the subject matter of Thursday?s show was the kind of broadcast I should be doing,? He went on to say that he suggested some alternative topics but the ?producers preferred the topics they had chosen.?

Even though CNN aired the program with a different host, Costas deserves credit for refusing to give any further publicity to a demented killer and lowering his standards for the sake of ratings.




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