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Canadian news anchor brilliantly and thoughtfully addresses the Ottawa shooting

That’s how you do it.

FOLLOWING YESTERDAY’S SHOOTING in Ottawa, which saw one unarmed soldier shot and killed by a gunman, Canadian commentator Rex Murphy made some remarks about the incident on his show The National.

In the two-minute segment, Murphy describes the shooting as  ”a bottomless cowardice and a perversion” and pays tribute to late soldier Nathan Cirillo, as well as Sgt. at Arms Kevin Vickers, who shot the gunman.

Source: The National/YouTube

Aside from the eloquence and thoughtfulness of Murphy’s remarks, the segment has attracted widespread praise on the internet as an example of how to report a tragedy. (Ahem, CNN/Fox.)

Additionally his decision to not identify the shooter in his report was also welcomed.

That’s how you do it.

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