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Did VT Killer Mimic Oldboy?

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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YOUNG BOY, OLDBOY Cho, scene from Oldboy

The VT killer's film inspiration?: Ozzy got the blame for suicides in the '80s. Marilyn Manson got the blame for Columbine. Glock-flossing 50 Cent has already been mentioned in the wake of the VT massacre. And now the Times blog The Lede ties killer Cho Seung-Hui's video in his multimedia manifesto to the plot of 2004 Cannes Film Festival winner, Korean revenge flick Oldboy.

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"Ishmail Ax"?: ABC speculates as to the meaning of the phrase scrawled on Cho's arm at the time of the VT shooting—could it be from a beat poem? A CNN reporter speculates on American Morning today that it may be a misspelling of a popular Turkish singer's name, to which CNN anchor John Roberts replies, "I don't see what a Turkish singer has anything to do with this!"

Families protest: Survivors of VT victims cancel appearances on the Today Show this morning in protest of the NBC's decision to release Cho's tapes.


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