It is a chilling video confession by a young member Generation Y that he killed a man. Although the video was posted on You Tube on Sept. 3, it did not receive attention until it was picked up yesterday by the Ocala Post. They were alerted to the video by one of their readers yesterday. This morning Fox News also began playing highlights of the video to raise it to national attention. Reuters, MSNBC, CBS News and ABC News also picked up on the video overnight.
Filmed by Matthew Cordle of Generation Y this video makes a full undeniable, clear confession to a drunk driving accident in Franklin County, Ohio, on June 22, 2013, in which Vincent Canzani died. According to Ocala Post which broke the story yesterday on their internet edition and in print today.
Cordle’s confession may not have been possible prior to the advent of the internet and You Tube. In the days of the Baby Boomers getting a publicized confession to the masses was virtually impossible unless the individual was able to make the confession itself a newsworthy item – and then only if the confessor was able to get the support of both a reporter and an editor.
Cordle’s video shows the ingenuity of Generation Y in the use of technology. Perhaps he is acting out of guilt or remorse as some commentators on Fox opined during this morning’s broadcast of Fox & Friends Weekend. But after watching the entire three minute video one can sense the feeling of morality from Cordle. He tells how he sought legal advice that said they could have a great likelihood of having the case thrown out. But Cordle insists he wants to do the right thing so as not to tarnish the memory of Canzani. He also claims to know the full extent of the confession, which to date has not resulted in his arrest, on his future. But his core reason, he claims in the video, is to prevent others from drinking and driving. It is very powerful and is likely to attain this goal.
Learn more about today’s generations:
- Builders / Traditionalists, born before 1944
- Baby Boomers, born between 1943 and 1964
- Generation Xers, born between 1961 and 1980
- Generation Y, born between 1977 and 2000
- Millennials, born after 1998
Top books about generations
- Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids.
- Bridging the Generation Gap: How to Get Radio Babies, Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers to Work Together and Achieve More.
- When Generations Collide: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work.