Dancing with the Devil: How the Media Breed Mass Killers

A fascinating June interview with the world's pre-eminent forensic psychiatrist and reigning authority on serial and mass murder. Dr. Park Dietz, founder of THREAT ASSESSMENT GROUP and PARK DIETZ & ASSOCIATES, explains the characteristics shared by mass killers and why they act out pseudo-commando attacks ever since Charles Whitman in Texas in 1966, venting their rage and pain on others.
The media have perpetuated this mass murder fad by, in effect, making celebrities of the killers. Dietz suggests a list of "Best Practices" for the news media which would end nearly 50 years of pseudo-commando rampages.