by Frank LoBuono
Part of my duties when I edit for a major television news agency is to “sanitize” footage that comes in from all over the world. Often, we receive what is known in the industry as “raw” material. It is also figuratively so because it may contain footage of brutal violence that is deemed unacceptable to the general public. It can be shocking to say the least.
Last Sunday, I was asked to review the video where Peter Kassig was beheaded by ISIS in the same brutal fashion of those captives who preceded him.