• The comments that became a reporter's death sentence

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    ROANOKE, Va. — The words are a part of everyday conversation —
    “swinging” by an address and going out in the “field.”

    But in the twisted mind of Virginia gunman Vester Lee Flanagan
    II, they were pure racism — and saying them became a death
    sentence for Alison Parker.

    The 24-year-old white reporter, who was murdered on live TV
    along with her cameraman, used the phrases as an intern at ­WDBJ
    TV in Roanoke in 2012, according to an internal complaint filed
    by Flanagan, who was black.

    “One was something about ‘swinging’ by some place; the other was
    out in the ‘field,’?” said the Jan. 21 report by assistant news
    director Greg Baldwin, which refers to Parker as Alison Bailey
    (her middle name).

    Parker was never disciplined over the remarks, but Flanagan
    never forgot them.

    Hours after gunning her and Adam Ward down during their
    broadcast Wednesday, Flanagan revealed in tweets that the
    comments were still fresh in his mind.

    “Alison made racist comments,” Flanagan posted while he was on
    the run from cops.

    “They hired her after that??” he wrote.

    But colleagues said that it was all in Flanagan’s head and that
    Parker was as far from racist as they come.

    “That’s how that guy’s mind worked. Just crazy, left-field
    assumptions like that,” Ryan Fuqua, a video editor at WDBJ, told
    The Post.

    “[Those words are] just common, everyday talk. [But] that was
    his MO — to start s-?-t,” Fuqua ­explained. “He was unstable.
    One time, after one of our live shots failed, he threw all his
    stuff down and ran into the woods for like 20 minutes.”

    Flanagan made the accusations a month before he was fired in
    February 2013. The document was part of his unsuccessful
    discrimination lawsuit against the television station.

    Trevor Fair, a 33-year-old cameraman at WDBJ for six years, said
    that the words Parker used are commonplace but that they would
    routinely set Flanagan off.

    “We would say stuff like, ‘The reporter’s out in the field.’ And
    he would look at us and say, ‘What are you saying, cotton
    fields? That’s racist,’?” Fair recounted.

    “We’d be like, ‘What?’ We all know what that means, but he took
    it as cotton fields, and therefore we’re all racists.”

    “This guy was a nightmare,” Fair said. “Management’s worst

    Flanagan assumed everything was a jab at his race, even when a
    manager brought in watermelon for all employees.

    “Of course, he thought that was racist. He was like, ‘You’re
    doing that because of me.’ No, the general manager brought in
    watermelon for the entire news team. He’s like, ‘Nope, this is
    out for me. You guys are calling me out because I’m black.’?”

    Flanagan even declared that ­7-Eleven was racist because it sold watermelon-flavored Slurpees.

    “It’s not a coincidence, they’re racist,” he allegedly told Fair.

    A black former classmate of Parker at James Madison University
    was stunned by the allegations, saying Parker was kind to people
    of all races during their time at the Harrisonburg, Va., school.

    “When I took [my journalism] job, she recommended me,” Jessica
    Albert told the Associated Press. “She did that for me, so she’s
    definitely not a racist.”

    Meanwhile, authorities revealed Thursday that Flanagan planned
    on getting away after the murders, and that suicide was a last

    Inside the rental car where he killed himself during a police
    pursuit, cops found a briefcase with three license plates, a
    wig, a shawl, an umbrella, sunglasses, a black hat, and a to-do

    Cops also discovered a Glock 19 pistol with multiple magazines
    and ammunition, a white iPhone, several letters and notes, a
    “powder residue” and “bodily fluids.”

    Police identified Flanagan as a person of interest in the
    murders when he sent an unnamed friend a text message “making
    reference to having done something stupid,” according to a
    Virginia State Police search-warrant affidavit.

    At Flanagan’s house in Roanoke, cops found evidence that he was
    a self-absorbed slob who indulged in gay porn in his spartan
    living space.

    They found unwashed sex toys, cat feces and several pictures of
    himself on his refrigerator, according to the Daily Mirror.

    Prior to their search, officers entered the residence through
    the balcony, fearing Flanagan might have left booby traps.

    Images obtained by the British newspaper show that his home —
    just 500 yards from the WDBJ studios — had little furniture
    aside from a leather couch and chair.

    A neighbor said Flanagan was often “rude and arrogant” and that
    he would throw cat feces at apartment doors during disputes.

    http://nypost.com/2015/08/28/reporters-everyday-comments-deemed- racist-by-on-air-killer/

    Illegal alien muslim Barack Hussein Obama seizes on this tragedy
    caused by one of his mentally ill homosexual, black racist nuts,
    to wave the flags for more gun control.

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