Just yesterday we discussed the inane fount of media verbiage attending the sniper hunt in the DC area. Now they’re talking to serial killers for a little homicidal mania perspective on the case, which today took another life:
- When Fox News correspondent Rita Cosby decided to approach “Son of Sam” killer David Berkowitz, she didn’t exactly treat him like a despicable mass murderer.
“Your personal story and spiritual growth inspired me to write to you,” Cosby told Berkowitz in a letter. Sometimes, she wrote, “the Lord calls on individuals at various times to serve him and serve his people. . . . I believe as a Christian your help is a great service. . . .
“You have a testimony that must be heard. . . . Our world is crying and you can help.”
Berkowitz, who killed six people and wounded seven in the mid-1970s in New York, responded with a three-page letter about the Washington sniper after receiving Cosby’s note Wednesday.. He thanked her “for the kind things you said.”
Cosby defended her effort yesterday, saying: “I didn’t say, ‘Hey, you’re a terrific guy, I think you’re wonderful.’ I touched on the fact that he says he’s now a Christian and that this is an opportunity to do something positive.”
In her Fox reports about the exchange, Cosby said, she repeatedly pointed out Berkowitz’s criminal record. “I don’t think there was anything wrong in appealing to his Christian instincts. I don’t think that in any way we glorified him.”
Excuse me, he’s now a Christian homicidal maniac – well that’s okay then.