The WDBJ Tragedy: When the Media Becomes the Story

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The WDBJ Tragedy: When the Media Becomes the Story

by The Insider 2:29 mins

Andy Parker was left grief-stricken after learning the news on Wednesday that his 24-year-old daughter and WDBJ reporter, Alison Parker, had been shot and killed while conducting an interview in the field. The nation joins him in mourning the senseless executions of both Amanda and her colleague Adam Ward — as news stations around the country tweeted signs with the hashtag #WeStandWithWDBJ on Facebook, and many changed their profile pictures to an image of color bars with a black ribbon in honor of the slain journalists. Now Mr. Parker is pledging his life to make sure this kind of gun violence isn’t inflicted on anyone else — and found himself at the center of a heated exchange with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly Wednesday night when she speculated on the final image of alleged killer Vester Flanagan captured by murdered cameraman Adam Ward. Parker said, “I don’t really want to talk about that. … I was told that this was going to be about Alison’s life.” Check out this video to hear from station manager Don Shafer, who hired and subsequently fired Flanagan for aggressive behavior in 2000 while working at a Tallahassee station, and tune in to “The Insider With Yahoo” on TV tonight for the latest in entertainment news.