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Uh-huh. Johnson, I call bullshit. Yeah, the connection between media coverage and a rise in the suicide rate has been pretty well documented. However, both the CDC and WHO acknowledge that "suicide is often newsworthy and the media have the right to report it." Instead of finger-wagging at the media for "documenting" suicide at all, most materials addressing this connection place an emphasis on encouraging responsible reporting.
Getting this information takes about five seconds with google and ten minutes of reading. Apparently, Johnson couldn't be bothered.
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