Did NBC and other Media outlets have an obligation to show the Virginia Tech Tape?

The latest firestorm to effect the Media is the broadcasting of the materials sent to NBC from the Virginia Tech Killer, Cho Seung-Hui.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2UYsRG0-fw

Yahoo! News has published Second-guessing on use of Cho pictures by David Bauder giving a enlightening spin on the ethical issues. City Journal has also published a strong opinion piece, in Mass Murder, Martyrdom, and the Media
by Nicole Gelinas. What do you think, should the media outlets have published the video, or was it an abuse of public trust.

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