The racist black killer of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, who gunned down his former white colleagues as they were conducting an interview on live TV, claimed that Alison had made racist remarks in the past. In fact, he had a history of accusing his co-workers, at various different stations and different cities, of racism. The killer, Vester Lee Flanagan who used the name Bryce Williams on-air, was known to have issues with anger, lack competence in his job performance, and was said to look for things to use to cry racism or injustice.
As it turns out, Flanagan was a political correctness zealot and raging racist who took common words used and turned them into accusations of racism on the part of others.
The ‘code words of racism’ that Flanagan accused his 24-year old victim, Alison Parker, of saying are words that many of us use in daily language. Parker was an intern in 2012 while Flanagan was still employed at WDBJ. He filed an internal complaint against her in January 23, a month before he was ultimately fired, alleging racism, for saying words such as “swinging by” or “reporters in the field.”
According to Assistant News Director Greg Baldwin, “One was something about ‘swinging’ by some place; the other was out in the ‘field,'”
As Flanagan was on the run trying to evade the police, he tweeted a claim that Alison had made racist comments as if that was some sort of justification for his actions. He also tweeted he couldn’t believe they hired her after that.
It turns out, the racism was conjured in the mind of Flanagan. What he perceived to be racist code words was simply common lingo. For example, in the news industry, ‘in the field’ is often used to refer to a reporter being out on assignment. But, to the warped mind of Flanagan, it meant something completely different.
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 nightmare.”
When the New York Post spoke with Ryan Fuqua, a video editor at WDBJ, he said, “That’s how that guy’s mind worked. Just crazy, left-field assumptions like that. [Those words are] just common, everyday talk. [But] that was his MO — to start s- -t.”
Fuqua continued, “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 also took issue with management bringing in watermelon, a common fruit eaten in the south, for the entire staff and claimed they only did so because he’s black. He also believed 7-Eleven was racist because they sold watermelon slurpees.
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We have often heard Democrat politicians and leftist media outlets accuse Republicans and the Tea Party of being racist based upon their use of, what is claimed by the Left, to be ‘racist code words.’
The Root, which describes itself “as premier news, opinion and culture site for African-American influencers,” published an article in March 2014 entitled “Racial Code Words and Why Politicians Love Them.” Of course, the article was focused on accusing Republican politicians of using “racial code words” such as, according to them, “cut taxes,” “welfare,” and “law and order.”
Incidentally, The Root was founded by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr, the black Harvard professor who had an altercation with the Harvard Police. In defending Gates, a friend of his, before he knew any facts, Obama said the police “acted stupidly.” It turns out, he was wrong.
The Left has gotten so out of control with their desperate tactics to create racial divide and unrest that words such as ‘Chicago’ and ‘golf’ were claimed by leftist media figures of being racial code words.
Mark Steyn called out such nonsense in a 2012 column in the OC Register.
And so it goes with American racism: The less there is, the more extravagantly the racism-awareness lobby patrols its beat. The Walmart carding clerks of the media are ever more alert to those who “appear to be” racist. On MSNBC, Chris Matthews declared this week that Republicans use “Chicago” as a racist code word. Not to be outdone, his colleague Lawrence O’Donnell pronounced “golf” a racist code word.
When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell observed that Obama was “working to earn a spot on the PGA tour,” O’Donnell brilliantly perceived that subliminally associating Obama with golf is racist, because the word “golf” is subliminally associated with “Tiger Woods,” and the word “Tiger” is not-so-subliminally associated with cocktail waitress Jamie Grubbs, nightclub hostess Rachel Uchitel, lingerie model Jamie Jungers, former porn star Holly Sampson, etc, etc. So by using the word “golf” you’re sending a racist dog whistle that Obama is a sex addict who reverses over fire hydrants.
In Barack Obama’s America, conservative Republicans and anyone that is part of the Tea Party movement are constantly accused of racism for anything and everything as a means to discredit them and as a means to make blacks and Latinos believe that such people are racist. From words that are said to policies opposed, the racism battle cry is uttered on a daily basis by the Left.
The deranged and out of control PC crowd and the race baiters who cry racism at every turn in order to push their agenda obviously had a devoted follower in Vester Lee Flanagan, an Obama supporter who was reprimanded for failure to practice journalistic ethics by wearing an Obama pin while reporting during the election. Their dirty, hate-filled tactics were employed by Flanagan in his day-to-day living and led to the murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward.
Progressives like Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, and Eric Holder, and the Democrat Media Complex that assists in spreading their bigoted lies and accusations, have blood on their hands.