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Brian acknowledges it can sometimes be hard to see certain images in the news. "Remember, Abu Ghraib, those were horrible pictures to look at. When Morley Safer was covering Vietnam and we saw our guys lighting the Vietnamese village in the background, that was tough to watch," Brian says. "But we aired it and we published it, and it spoke to something among us. A story that was going on. And people have to remember, with propriety, that is our role."

Brian says he hopes the videos are never shown in their entirety. "This stuff we didn't use, these videos that on Steve's computer we opened box by box, I hope may they never see the light of day. May none of us ever see this. And I'm sorry I did because it's profane and it is—it's beyond over the edge," Brian says. "We just wanted to see him, to give a picture of who this was and answer some of these ancillary questions. … It got to be too much."
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FROM: The Virginia Tech Videotape Controversy
Published on January 01, 2006

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