Costas’ Correct Call

In the scheme of things, it probably won’t warrant more than a footnote in the chronology of saturation news coverage and cable news fixations. But let’s hear it for Bob Costas refusing to pinch hit for CNN’s Larry King last week. The subjects were Natalee Holloway still unfound in Aruba and more postmortems on the vile, monstrous acts of Dennis Rader, the BTK serial killer.

Enough is enough and someone of import — and maybe some impact — had to say it.

What goes without saying, however, is that such subject matter is ratings driven. Which means plenty of people want to watch.

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