Take a look at the monikers of recent serial killers in the tabloids and the media: The Crossbow Cannibal, The Scalp Hunter. Why are the press increasingly feeding the egos of these fame-hungry fantasists – who are, in actuality, nothing more than socially inept, violent and abusive rejects – by publishing in headlines the pathetic pseudonyms which they have adopted in an attempt to make themselves sound like legends? Sure, report that they had demented egos but don’t make household names of them.
Jack the Ripper and The Yorkshire Ripper were given their titles by virtue of the fact that they gained notoriety whilst eluding capture, so the press and the public needed a way to refer to them in order to link their crimes, but these later wannabe entries in the murderers hall of fame (which should only be of interest to criminologists, incidentally, not to strange individuals who pour over every gory detail as they sit hunched, turning pages in dimly-lit rooms) awarded their titles to themselves because they never developed as human beings beyond the level of teenage boys playing Dungeons & Dragons.
These walking abortions should be regarded with nothing more than disgust and disdain, and yet the media seems to pander to their whims and caress their delusions of infamy in a manner which can only serve to fuel the insanity of other unstable individuals within our society – and god knows there are enough of them out there. Surely it’s time to stop glorifying the actions of these twisted individuals and stick to reporting the facts without trying to dress-up the macabre in a way which can only serve to entice and bewitch the imaginings of these deranged individuals.