CONCLUSION

A small army of journalists narrated the police chase and public response over that long October of 2002. These scribes produced millions of words that were avidly consumed by many millions of people. The citizens of the Washington region, unlike the politicians who usually dominate, occupied the wo...

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Published in: On the Trail of the D.C. Sniper p. 205
Main Author: JACK R. CENSER
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: University of Virginia Press 04-06-2010
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Summary: A small army of journalists narrated the police chase and public response over that long October of 2002. These scribes produced millions of words that were avidly consumed by many millions of people. The citizens of the Washington region, unlike the politicians who usually dominate, occupied the world’s stage. Chronologically, what people witnessed was a story that seemingly came out of nowhere. Although Malvo and Muhammad had started their rampage long before October 2 and perhaps had targeted the Washington area from the very beginning, the event burst on the scene rather unexpectedly. At first, the press hesitated but then