Whilst depriving terrorism of the ‘oxygen of publicity’ is theoretically a logical thing to do, it’s actually a redundant argument because it’s completely impractical and virtually impossible.
Just look at the government’s reaction to the phone hacking scandal: a massive multi million pound inquiry and attempts to bring in a new press regulator. What difference has all this made? Almost nothing
And the phone hacking scandal was mostly about which celebrities were having affairs with each other . Which is not quite as big a story as a terrorist attack.