Virginia TV Killer Was Reprimanded for Wearing an Obama Badge While Reporting On the Air

The failed TV reporter who was filmed murdering two white former co-workers in Virginia on Wednesday was once reprimanded for wearing an Obama badge while reporting election results in 2012, a new report reveals.

Murderer Vester Lee Flanagan was a former reporter at WDBJ TV before being fired in 2013. His rambling, race-tinged manifesto reveals that he had been disgruntled about being fired ever since and he claimed that racism was a motivation for the murders.

Flanagan, for instance, claimed that the shooting of several African American church goers in Charleston was a prime motivator for his own murder spree.

But Flanagan seemed to have many more problems than the Charleston shooting. As The Daily Mail reports, Flanagan had a habit of verbally assaulting cameramen in public and “intimidating them with his violent temper.”

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Flanagan was also a big Obama supporter and was even censured for showing bias on the air during a segment about the 2012 elections.

The Daily Mail reports that Flanagan’s boss, News Director Dan Dennison, “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,” Dennison wrote, “that while standing in line on Tuesday, preparing to vote, you were wearing a President Obama sticker on your clothing.”

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