Smartly, CBC.ca disabled commenting on their reports of this story, but on sites where commenting was allowed, there seems to be an overwhelming feeling that the media covered this beyond what was necessary. In fact, many think that there should have been no coverage at all. I disagree. There are some people, like me, who are fascinated by this sort of thing. I am not harming the family or victims by reading and watching this stuff. Nor are the ones who are going to study Russell Williams to figure out what made him tick. There is so much to learn from him and his ilk. I don’t think my interest makes me any kind of freak.
Tonight, W5 did a story on Williams and they showed some parts of the confession video that I had not yet seen. I was riveted. Even though I had previously read the transcript of most of what they showed in the video, to watch and hear the words come directly from his mouth was almost unreal. As I stated before, it’s the stuff of novels and television dramas. It’s so hard to believe how real it is and that it happened right here.
Anyway, I found an indirect link to the two halves of the W5 story, in case you want to watch it yourself. At the right of the screen, next to the video for the link’s story, you’ll see links to Chilling Insights, parts one and two. http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/W5/20101022/russell-williams-interrogation-101022/
On an unrelated note, W5 is almost always broken up into two stories. While I am surprised they chose not to do a full hour on Williams, their second story was also quite interesting. Here’s that link, in case you want to check that out, too. http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/WFive/20101021/w5-dustin-lafortune-101023/