Congratulations on your record Gary Ridgeway, it is going to be a tough one to break. Gary is, of course, the Green River Killer.
Just the way that paragraph is worded bothers me. I doubt that CNN sees a problem with it, because a new serial killer would be a potential long term story. Og knows how our media loves a long term sensationalistic story that they can run with.
I know that CNN has taken some criticism here for their journalism but to me, this takes the cake. Records usually are things of interest and gives people something to shoot for. If you play football you want Emmitt Smiths rushing record and if you play hockey you want Gretzkys scoring record. I guess if you are a homicidal maniac who has issues with women, your goal is to beat the 48 murders established by Gary Ridgeway.
So, way to go CNN, you saw a potential niche in the neglegted nut-job segment of the population and started the process of reaching out to them by acknowledging this record.