The Canadian Press have divested themselves of any sense of responsible journalism, in the name of attention grabbing consideration. In so doing, CP has made a mockery of the tenets the organization supposedly lives by. CP has provided Magnotta with the greatest Christmas gift his demented mind could possibly hope for, that the organization must know this, what makes CP's decision all the more scorn worthy. An attention whore names an attention whore Newsmaker of the Year, perhaps fitting in the end...
What a disgrace.
In fairness, as has been mentioned on da twitter, CP simply canvasses Canadian newsrooms and tallies the results. It is still their survey however, and their methodology for the choice.