Now, then: Do people in the news business have an obligation not to show you this picture?
Does it make you want to grab a kayak and hit Minnehaha Falls, likely plunging to your death?
“We are deeply concerned that this act and subsequent publicity will inspire others to attempt the same feat,” Dawn Sommers, a spokeswoman for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, tells the Star Tribune.
The board is worried that the publicity will lead to copycats.
Some news organizations have set a precedent on keeping things quiet if they could lead to copycats.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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