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Adam Ward

Vester Flanagan Has Made Witnesses Of Us All

In essence, he provided us his press kit. And while that bespeaks a deranged man’s incomprehensible narcissism, it also suggests a canny understanding of his target audience: us.

August 31, 2015

Social Media Feeds Violent Narcissism Of Alienated Young Men

We watched, so the gunman was gratified. Psychologists tell us that our violent video age will breed more like him, more angry narcissists hungry for notoriety, for attention, for, well, viewers.

August 29, 2015

‘If I Have To Be The John Walsh Of Gun Control’: Victim’s Father To Become Advocate

The father of a victim in Wednesday’s murder of the local TV crew in Virginia is quickly emerging as a new spokesman for gun control — determined that these mass shootings not just keep on happening.

August 27, 2015

Virginia TV Journalists Killed By Suspect With ‘Powder Keg’ Of Anger

How could something like this possibly happen? “I’ve been a human powder keg for a while…” the killer wrote, “just waiting to go BOOM!”

August 26, 2015

Virginia TV Journalists Killed In On-Air Shooting; Suspect Fatally Shoots Self

The suspect, 41-year-old Vester Flanagan, shot and wounded himself as police pursued him on a Virginia highway. He died later at the hospital, police said.

August 26, 2015

Virginia TV Journalists Killed In On-Air Shooting; Suspect Shoots Self

The shooting, apparently by a disgruntled current or former employee of the television station, occurred at about 6:45 a.m. EDT during a live broadcast.

August 26, 2015