If the title of this video from CTV News bothered you, you are not the only one.
Many of you were.
This was not the title of a blockbuster movie with a Hollywood star coming to save the day and kiss the love interest at the end. This was a real live incident involving the loss of loved ones whose spouses will never feel their embrace again.
Yet, if you watched CTV News, this was the title they went with.
Now, it is not just CTV News that should feel some brunt here. The news coverage on this also included the following.
Videos of the actual shooting of one RCMP officer. These were shared and re shared on Social Media.
The use of the hashtag #monctonshooting
Rumours and conjecture of the actual suspect Justin Bourque.
When I say news coverage, I’m going to include the Social Media presence on this. After all, many of you followed the coverage on Social Media. So, there is responsibility there too.
For the most part, and I know some of you won’t like to give them credit, but CBC news handled this the best. They attempted to stick to the facts, and tell the story.
However, it doesn’t dismiss the feeling many have. That the incident in Moncton was sensationalized.
Would you agree or disagree with that?