DEATH OF LUGE PARTICIPANT MARS START OF WINTER OLYMPICS

The death of 21-year-old Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvil has “cast a pall” over the Winter Olympics. He was killed during a practice run Friday.

NBC showed video of Kumaritashvil’s death three times, including in slow motion. They lingered on a shot of his dead body and even showed video of paramedics attempts to revive him.

The hometown Vancouver Sun called repeated showing of the video by media outlets “death porn.”

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