Virginia shooter was a big Obama supporter; does that make LGF morally responsible for what happened the other day?

Well, by Mr. Toot’s guilt by association, or “6 degrees of separation theory of responsibility for killings” – all Obama supporters and that includes Farty McToot himself, are responsible for what  Vester Flanagan did yesterday. After all, Dylann Roof, Adam Lanza, and the assorted nuts in Colorado and Arizona were automatically, without any evidence, tied to Republicans.  By the way, if Obama had a son would he look like Adam Ward?

by Ben Ashford

Warped TV reporter Vester Lee Flanagan exasperated bosses with his ‘stiff and nervous’ delivery, his inability to use a teleprompter – and by wearing a President Obama badge during an election report, Daily Mail Online can reveal.

Management at WDBJ dubbed the failed newsman the ‘human tape recorder’ because he frequently parroted what interviewees had told him rather than doing his own journalism.

Flanagan, 41, clashed repeatedly with photojournalists, belittling them in public and intimidating them with his violent temper, according to internal reports.

He was also censured for wearing an Obama sticker while recording a segment at a polling booth during the 2012 US Presidential Election – a clear breach of journalistic impartiality.

The complaints are outlined in court papers seen by Daily Mail Online that include a scathing performance review carried out prior to his termination in Feb 2013.

Damning: The letter which warned him that his conduct, by wearing an Obama badge as he reported on the presidential election, put him on the verge of termination

Damning: The letter which warned him that his conduct, by wearing an Obama badge as he reported on the presidential election, put him on the verge of termination

The station filed the documents to rebutt a wrongful termination claim which he had brought, claiming he was the victim of discrimination because he was black and gay. The station won the case.

Flanagan earned a dismal 1 out of 5 score in several categories for his poor communication skills and a failure to show respect to colleagues.

The veteran multimedia journalist was also criticized for missing deadlines and producing reports that were ‘lean on facts’ and left viewers confused.

Flanagan shot dead two of his ex-coworkers during a live TV segment Wednesday morning before committing suicide.

Viewers of the small CBS affiliate in Moneta, Virginia, watched as he gunned down 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker at close range before turning the weapon on cameraman Adam Ward, 27.

After carrying out the shocking on-air execution he fled in a rental car and committed suicide, but not before tweeting a list of complaints and a chilling first-person video of the killings.

Those complaints echoed a May 2014 court filing in which Flanagan sued the station in Roanoke General District Court, seeking unpaid wages and damages for alleged discrimination.

In a sometimes-rambling account of his time at WDBJ Flanagan accused co-workers of racially harassing him by placing a watermelon around the office.

‘The watermelon would appear, then disappear, then appear and disappear, then appear and disappear again only to appear again,’ he wrote in a May 2014 letter to presiding Judge Francis Burkart.

‘This was not an innocent incident. The watermelon was placed in a strategic location.’

Flanagan also claimed he was assaulted by a photographer, subjected to a hostile working environment and wrongfully terminated.

He demanded a jury comprised entirely of African American women and independent investigations by the FBI and Justice Department.

‘I realize this is the ultimate “David vs. Goliath” scenario … however I am neither intimidated or fearful,’ he added.

Burkart dismissed the case in July 2014 after a detailed rebuttal from WDBK bosses who argued there was not a ‘single allegation of fact’ to support Flanagan.

Furthermore they submitted pages and pages of complaints and internal emails detailing Flanagan’s poor news judgment, flawed delivery and fiery temper.

‘Your on air performance … continues to be stiff and nervous,’ News director Dan Dennison told Flanagan in a December 2012 email.

‘You hold onto scripts with both hands; even when you have a teleprompter in the studio and never refer to them .

‘This is an unnecessary crutch. Given your level of experience doing live television, our expectation is that your on-air performance should be better.’

Dennison also slammed Flanagan, who reported under the name Bryce Williams, for acting like a ‘human tape recorder’ and taking press releases and interviewees on face value.

‘Your job as a news reporter is to dig for the truth and the facts,’ he said. ‘You have a tendency to repeat instead of report on many stories which leads to thinly sourced material and a lack of substance.’

Dennison also wrote to Flanagan in November 2012 to admonish him for wearing an Obama badge while reporting on voters hitting the poll booths for the US election.

‘It has come to my attention that while standing in line on Tuesday, preparing to vote, you were wearing a President Obama sticker on your clothing.’

Dennison described the badge as a clear violation of journalist ethics and company rules that ban employees from participating in partisan politics.

‘This demonstrated a basic lack of understanding of your role as an on-air journalist at the television station and poor judgment,’ he said.

Flanagan’s temper was also a constant worry for bosses at WDBK, who listed a series of violent confrontations between the volatile reporter and his colleagues.

In April 2012 the California-raised Jehovah’s Witness lost his temper and verbally abused two co-workers inside a live truck, leaving them feeling ‘threatened and extremely uncomfortable.’

 Call the police. I’m not leaving. I’m going to make a stink and it’s going to be in the headlines
What he said when he was told he was being dismissed

On May 30 he broke off three times during an interview to berate a photographer for not framing the shot as he wanted.

And six days later he accused a cameraman of taking a shaky shot and started arguing in front of shocked bystanders, according to the complaints.

After getting ‘very angry’ and storming off while filming another July 2012 report Flanagan was warned he would be fired unless he sought help from the company health advocate.

‘This is a mandatory referral requiring your compliance,’ Dennison told Flanagan. ‘Failure to comply will result in termination of employment.’

After continuing to argue with colleagues and averaging just 2.9 out of 5 in his June 2012 performance review, Flanagan was fired in February 2013 due to his ‘unsatisfactory job performance and inability to work as a team member.’

According to the court documents Police were called to remove him from the building after he told staff: ‘Call the police. I’m not leaving. I’m going to make a stink and it’s going to be in the headlines.’

He did precisely that Wednesday when he filmed himself fatally shooting his former colleagues Parker and Ward.

Both were among a long list of former colleagues he wanted to subpoena for his court case.

His third victim, their interviewee Vicki Gardner, was in stable condition Wednesday night after surgery for her gunshot wounds.

In a 23-page ‘manifesto’ letter sent to ABC News two hours after the shooting, Flanagan claimed the Charleston, South Carolina church shooting earlier this year was the final straw that prompted him to buy a gun.

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90 Comments on “Virginia shooter was a big Obama supporter; does that make LGF morally responsible for what happened the other day?”

  1. inspector fromage says:

    Charles,
    What was Vesper’s LGF name?

  2. Dire Straits says:

    John_Manyjars

  3. inspector fromage says:

    has the FBI raided the culver city cave yet?

    charles “icarus” Johnson has fanned the flames of a race war and is inciting hatred that led to this double murder

    he needs to be held accountable for his hate speech and incendiary rhetoric

    arrest him.

    • PeteP says:

      For years, Charles Fatso Johnson and his friends on the left have done nothing but stir the pot on race, divide people and fuel resentment among blacks and minorities by pushing the false narrative that all white people are racists.

      Going by Fatso’s standards, he should indeed be arrested for incitement. LGF should be labelled a hate site and immediately shut down, along with Fatty’s Twitter account.

  4. Arachne says:

    NY Daily News getting SERIOUS pushback over despicable cover today – three photos of killing from the madman’s point of view.

    • Speranza says:

      “The Daily Snooze” does not know what it wants to be. It’s reporters and most of its columnists are all pretty liberal while most of its editorials are somewhat conservative. It appeals to and its readership consists of blue collar or low wage earning white collar liberals in the tri-state area who find the New York Times to be too high brow.

  5. Chunky's Missing Brain says:

    Seems a clear parallel with Chunky himself. At first people wanted to see him succeed. Then they started to perceive a distorted personality and toxic, inflated ego. People started to see he doesn’t really perform well as a blogger. Peers tried to talk sense to him as a respected colleague. But he’s never wrong. Naked paranoia ensued. Delusions of persecution, accusations of racism and bigotry, angry confrontations with well respected non-volatile colleagues. Then more vindictive tactics, deranged denunciations of good people and delinking that hurt others feelings as intended. But as NOT intended ultimately result in self destruction, the collapse of LGF. And finally the Twitter nobody resorting to a GoFundMe swindle bust. It’s all there. Chunk’s just as much of a sociopath but thankfully not violent except to his own web reputation and helpless bags of Cheetos.

  6. Juan Epstein says:

    Creepy.

    It’s as if Chazz’s online fantastical persona came to life in the real world.

    • Because olo says:

      I could picture Stanky doing something like this. And then posting about it here with some sort of Ron Jeremy/dittohead reference.

  7. Arachne says:

    Notice all the boo-hoo gun grabbers out in force after this shooting. I must have missed their angst when that little girl in Ferguson was gunned down doing her homework. It was #tcot that was talking about it, not The Fat Fuck, not Deray McKesson, and certainly NO ONE in the Democrat party.

    It was up to the wife of the owner of the St. Louis Cardinals, Ira DeWitt, to make the ultimate gesture and pay the expenses of this child’s funeral, reported everywhere on the conservative media and NOWHERE on the left, as far as I can see. And you know what those evil raaaacists on the right did after it was announced? They took to Twitter, Facebook and the blogs to tell this woman what a wonderful thing she did.

  8. Arachne says:

    I see Fatty’s back on Ginger again over on Twitter.
    Hey, shouldn’t you be breaking stories to take down the right wing? That’s what your GoFundMe page was about, wasn’t it? You know, the one that hasn’t had a donation in 28 days? And the last comment on which was posted three months ago.

    You’re coming up on FOUR months next Sunday, dude. Haven’t reach halfway. Hell, in almost four months, you have raised less money than I make in two weeks at my JOB.

  9. Doppel milyo says:

    arachne, sure had fun last month running SF marathon.

    ate some of the best pastries of my life at b patesserie.
    also hit up la taqueria in the mission for some serious carne asada.

    love the city by the bay. the race kicked my ass but I finished and then drank all the beer perry’s had to offer

  10. Because olo says:

    Ain’t this a kick in the pants. After all of Hill’s “it’s time for a woman” yak, it’s looking like uberalpha male Trump v.s. Uncle Alzheimer.

    Sucks to be an SJW.

  11. Because olo says:

    ♫ To dream … the impossible dream … ♪

  12. kbdabear says:

    You’d think a deep thinker like Toot would realize that …

    • Arachne says:

      He has to mention him, Mark. Just like he has to mention everyone at Breitbart, Greenwald, Pam, Spencer, Stacy McCain, and Jim Hoft. Otherwise he’d have nothing to say about anything. It isn’t as if he has a separate intellect that can analyze anything….

  13. Arachne says:

    Isn’t Vox one of Fatty’s new friends? Check out THIS epic fail:

    I wonder if Chuck’s doing their research for them now. Because this? Weapons grade derp.

  14. Charlatan, Where are all the fools who scream about racism, eh?

    “Recent controversies about police shootings ended up as classic cases of dishonesty and misdirection. It began in earnest with the shooting of Michael Brown on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, a black, 6 foot 5 inch, 289 pound 18-year-old, who was constantly identified as a “teen” in the news (as though he was thirteen), was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. Quickly, there were accounts that Brown had been shot while trying to surrender, with his hands raised, or even in the back while he was running away. Riots and looting commenced in Ferguson and nearby, with demonstrations around the country. Activists were already indignant over the July 17 death of Eric Garner on Staten Island, although Garner himself had not been shot. A slogan was born, “Black lives matter.”

    However, it did not seem that previously black lives had mattered very much to activists. The slaughter of young black gangsters by each other in Chicago for a long time, with children often hit in the crossfire, had gone unnoticed by the people who were energized over Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Indeed, the constant deaths in Chicago were frequently mentioned by Bill O’Reilly, although my money is on the bet that the activists regard O’Reilly as part of the racist conspiracy to kill young black men. Perhaps O’Reilly only mentioned the deaths as part of the racist plot, which is why the activists ignored it all — as they continue to do.

    And that was the narrative. Racist cop kills Michael Brown. Racist cop kills Eric Garner. It is open season on black youth, who are being mowed down by racist cops all over the country.”

    Where are your words condemning this atrocity? Why do none of you and the rest of the defectives in the SJW dung-heap call it for it is?

    “And yet, soon after the Charleston attacks, a coordinated effort to downplay Roof’s mental state as the primary factor behind his rampage took shape. It could not be mental illness, the grievance-peddling bloggers at The New Republic, Salon, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere, averred. Roof was animated entirely by sheer white nationalism, and he is only partly to blame for his actions. An ill-defined league of racists who continue to exercise prodigious yet unseen influence over American political life must share the majority of the liability. The same has not been said of Flanagan by the professionally aggrieved. There is no vast conspiracy betrayed by his actions, no forthcoming campaign of violence of which he was merely the spearhead. His actions were his alone. And we should probably re-engage in the tired and self-gratifying debate over stricter gun laws, despite that it is unlikely anything would have prevented Flanagan from passing a background check and purchasing his murder weapon legally.”

  15. Arachne says:

    I see Shaun a la King has gotten off the front page. Has he produced the name of that Black father of his yet? I’m assuming Mom would know.

    • pineapple nunca visto univision says:

      I could be wrong but Shaun a la White Racist didn’t have a blue check mark next to his name the other day but does now. I guess Twitter hands them out to the famous and infamous. Could it be Twitter has an agenda? [sarc]

  16. Because olo says:

    Here, Spanky Spanky Spanky!

    http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/213275/

    On a broader level, Flanagan is a sad but ineluctable product of the progressive left’s incessant race-baiting and claims of minority entitlement. He is, essentially, the love child of Al Sharpton and President Obama (with Elizabeth Warren as the surrogate).

    She went there, Spanko…

  17. Arachne says:

    Remember Col. Corpulence’s statement in the previous thread about Breitbart’s headline was irresponsible and they had no business making those statements.

    John Nolte advises that they were looking at the Shitbag murderer’s TWITTER timeline at the time they posted it. You know, Fatty? Research? And oh, you got mentioned on Breitbart – mostly for being an asshole.

    Relish it.

  18. Voltaire's Crack says:

    Uh oh.

    Nazi flag sighted at Hillary’s Clinton rally today.

  19. JimboXL says:

    I think the progressives who were carrying black lives matter signs are looking for their next invention like hands up don’t shoot to distract from the undeniable sight of a black man blowing away white people captured on live TV followed by his race war manifesto.

  20. kbdabear says:

    THOUSANDS, Toot tells his handler.

    But for some reason, Toot can’t find one out of those THOUSANDS to screenshot as an example. Or the only examples he can find he knows one of his socks or his followers Killgored

  21. kbdabear says:

    I wonder which Soros funded “independent” group did the research?

    • Arachne says:

      Except once again maybe you should actually READ the report rather than just mouth the talking points. Because it doesn’t exonerate PP. also surprising that they used Fusion GPS for the analysis, a well known Democrat opposition research group, rather than any of the outstanding independent film analysis labs.

      So where’s the lawsuit Fatass? They keep threatening but have everybody else asking for TROs. I’ll tell you why. DISCOVERY.

  22. kbdabear says:

    Toot has no problems with his fellow Stalinists who want to make “Climate Change Denial” a federal crime punishable by long prison terms.

    As far as “mentioning”, I think Jindal doesn’t want Obama being Obama and using the anniversary of the MSM’s Pet Hurricane as a pulpit to claim Republicans have blood on their hands because they’re not all in on draconian statist measures to grab unlimited power with junk science scare tactics

  23. pineapple nunca visto univision says:

    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/44982_Yet_Another_Deluge_of_Racial_Slurs_and_Hate_Speech_at_Breitbart_News_Directed_at_Jorge_Ramos

    “LGF gets a mention near the end.”

    Fatso is all giddy over Breitbart News mentioning him.

  24. kbdabear says:

    Yes, this if from a 62 year old man who considers himself among the intellectual giants

  25. Octopus says:

    He’s 63 years old. 😆

    Here’s the thing, though: at a certain point, many people stop gaining maturity and knowledge of the world around them, and start sinking into senility. And worse. Madness. Chunky’s well on his way to a whole new realm of sickness, it appears.

  26. Octopus says:

    Enjoying the early fall weather this evening in the Finger Lakes area of upstate NY, which is truly beautiful. My cool cousin’s lovely daughter is getting married in the park next to the lake tomorrow. Great young couple, and my Buffalo-bred cousins are still as funny and weird as ever.

    • ISpeakJive says:

      We had a touch of fall in the overnight temps last night. I loooove summer, but there is such a thing as enough is enough. This one has been hot, humid and relentless. Summer just isn’t the same when you can’t spend it on a pool float lazing the days away, like you could as a teen.

    • Because olo says:

      I’ve been to Ithaca many times. Not exactly Oregon, but by eastern standards, not bad. Crazy lunatic college town full of crazy lunatics.

  27. Octopus says:

    Drunken hobo is bitching about the squares and their ways, again. 😆

    “Architects” are cheap fucks. Really, Gustavo? How so? Not so generous behind the Safeway?

    Homeowners are like this too. Tightwads.
    16 minutes ago
    I’ve learned one thing over the years. Architects unlike developers are cheap fucks.
    17 minutes ago
    Well, since Adblock is all screwed up think I’ll be showing up less and less. Plus, getting tired of the redundancy of the topics.
    22 minutes ago
    Looking at all these placeholders for images. Too many images. Later.
    2 hours ago
    I should just start telling people I have 2 years experience so I can avoid the ageism from these “saviors.”
    2 hours ago
    Most of the time I see them around here they’re all hanging out at a coffee shop, bar, pizza joint or a bar. Always on their iPhones.
    2 hours ago
    Build another cookie cutter apartment “community” just like the other one across the street in the latest hip mono-cultural neighborhood.
    3 hours ago
    Yep. Skinny jeans, flip-flop, tattoos, brew pubs, non-stop iPhone texting, and overpriced rental housing is going to save the world.
    3 hours ago

    Hipsters apparently aren’t chipping in enough, to keep our intrepid Legos-builder in business. 😦

  28. kbdabear says:

    I guess you just can’t do much about the anti-Semites on yours, Toot

  29. kbdabear says:

    Translation: Toot banned everyone who questioned his socialist totalitarian worldview

    https://twitter.com/Green_Footballs/statuses/63707652666048512

  30. kbdabear says:

    Of course it can be done when most of those comments are from 5 or 6 Toot cultists and his sockpuppets.

    BRC question; Is Toot actually getting 10K comments a week, or even a month?

    • ISpeakJive says:

      Yes, no trolls, or at least hradly any, but it’s also mind-numbingly boring and predictable and repetitive, and I can’t imagine it attracting anyone interesting. YAY custom platforms!!

      • Arachne says:

        Trolls are a sign of a popular website. Weasel Zippers gets them, as does Twitchy and Breitbart That you get no trolls Fatass is indicative that your blog is so stupid Conservatuve trolls don’t bother with you. But if you get no trolls how do you explain your constant whining about them on your Twitter timeline.

      • ISpeakJive says:

        *hradly=hardly*

        Everybody knows that drama requires conflict.

        Without it, Snooooooze City, USA. 🙂

    • Arachne says:

      He really likes that number 10,000 doesn’t he? Is he getting on average 1400 comments per day?

  31. kbdabear says:

    Or maybe running the blog equivalent of North Korea doesn’t bring in the site hits

  32. Minnow says:

    I think it is highly amusing to watch Barry spewing his insanity – completely unaware that he is.

    Also, to watch Jeb Bush say anything.

    Also, to watch Shrillary thinking she has a chance.

    Nice cankles betch.

    And Barry.

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

  33. Minnow says:

    I just wrote a nice poem about doing things in the rain.

    Because I have left so many things stack up that I wanted done before it rained.

    And tomorrow, I will do them all

    In the rain.

    (Hey Barry – you are fat and dense.)

  34. Minnow says:

    WOW – can you believe it! Gorball Warmening and all.

    Tomorrow!!!! Yes – tomorrow!

    Erika will hit the coast of Florida with MAX SUSTAINED WINDS OF 45-MPH!!!!!

    OMG.

    Prolly be many suicides.

    • Because olo says:

      Somebody better go tie Uncle Choo-Choo down or he might blow away.

    • Arachne says:

      In NorCal during the winter, our storms (when we have them) can bring sustained winds to the Valley areas of 40-45 MPH. Odd but no one comments on it and all I do to “prepare” is to move my car out of the driveway where the limbs from my neighbor’s tree overhang.

  35. Octopus says:

  36. JimboXL says:

    Were the videos manipulated by computer graphic artists to giv the illusion that the pig was stuffing her fat face and laughing while talking about their harvest? Maybe the fork and wine were CG, maybe she was CG. At best you’re complaining about “poorly edited” interviews of people from an organization that kills unborn babies.

  37. Because olo says:

    • kbdabear says:

      What, that happened in Toot’s own state and he doesn’t smear all Californians as inherently racist?

      Why that only happens in South Carolina or Alabama because Toot KNOWS they’re all racists there, even though he’s never lived in those states nor visited them since his days as a glorified roadie for Jarreau and Duke

      • Arachne says:

        No offense to Milo, but we do manufacture some very very superior wines in Northern California. In fact the FRENCH came here to get pointers on Cabernet Sauvignon. But he’s spot regarding the wine train. They’re the same whiny white libs that run all over the wine country on the weekends in super stretch limos carrying only three people and taking up five spaces in an already crowded parking lot. I yelled at one when he pulled out in front of me on 29 and I overtook him when we expanded to two lanes.

  38. Juan Epstein says:

    All those countermeasures and still rampant anti-Semitic blood libels remain.

    Clearly he endorses the views.

  39. OLT's It's Fucking BRIGHT Outside The Donkey Show says:

  40. Captain Death says:

    The racist bastard claimed that the term “swing over” was raaacist. As someone has asked before “What was his LGF nic”?