Crazy, crazy, crazy world we live in when a person decides through their racist manifesto to go and kill a news anchor and cameraman live on TV. All because he felt that a race war needed to start in the US and he was going to be on the forefront of that and a catalyst for it.
Bryce Williams was told in 2012 to seek counseling or risk losing his job at WDBJ-7, according to internal memos from his personnel file. Williams, real name Vester Flanagan II, was fired from the station in early 2013 after getting one final warning about his aggressive behavior toward colleagues. On Wednesday morning, he opened fire on reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, two of the people he apparently blamed for his dismissal, killing both of them. He fatally shot himself hours later, after fleeing from the police.
Mark, Producer Bobby and their guest Matt Krueger decide to talk about the value of social media being used in murders in 2015. Is this the first real attempt capitolize on social media for showcasing blame? What has been the ramping up of this? Did Ferguson and the Boston bombing open this door further and Vester just kicked it in hard? All these things will be discussed in detail.
But before that, Krueger has decided that his life was a mess and that his attitude was a real problem. So he has come to an epiphany of why this was the case, but it doesn't sit well with Mark because Mark claims to have been telling him all these things for years and years prior to this new knowledge...can the guys get to a middle ground in regards to life...find out on this next episode of the Q.
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Well the business of media in the US has become quite the convoluted and dirty pool. With that comes the potential for miscommunication and things to show up in multiple places. After hearing a morning show in STL read some very similar (almost exact same wording and sentences) letters as Mark & Bobby presented 3 weeks earlier on this here show called the Q, the two decide to sit down and discuss the unwritten rules of radio/media and how you shouldn't do that.
Also, Aaron Hernandez, the former Patriot football player, has been brought up on a Life sentence for a murder he was involved with/did in 2013. This brings about a discussion of sports and some of the more interesting topics such as the famous Back to the Future 2 forecasting of Cubs vs. Miami in the World Series of 2015.
Finally Mark and Bobby are prompte by a tweet from Ricky Gervais to take on and discuss the world of Big Game hunting. Recently a female names Rebecca Francis posted some unflattering pics of her laying next to dead giraffes that she hunted. When it was brought to attention by Gervais in a tweet, it create a firestorm of controversy with Francis getting death threats and being ostracized by people in her own community and throughout the world. But the only thing getting publicity is the hate coming from animal activists towars Francis...there is another gun loving side to this that is now being equally as hateful and Mark illuminates that with this Discussion.
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For the first time since their show together for the FOX affiliate in St. Louis, Mark, Matt K. and Andy E. are back together behind the microphone to take on the biggest stories (and kinda interesting ones) of the week.
With many a person working two jobs in the USA, the US Gov has decided to potentially raise the minimum wage. This has irritated the conservative businessmen of America and they are out in full force against the raise in pay. So our esteemed panel of hosts and guests will talk about the plan increase and what it means to all the hardworking people of the country.
Then, fresh off the heels of the Trayvon Martin case in Florida, a Missouri man decides to put property rights and defending yourself to the test as he shoots and kills a man for peeing on his property during a break on a float trip on the Meremec River. Was the man in his rights to defend his property or was this a case of mistaken machismo that went wrong. Two Conservatives and a Moderate/Liberal will discuss and break down all the angles for you.
Also, our favorite angry homosexual movie critic decides to bring the thunder on Pacific Rim and Warm Bodies. So where does Bill stand on these precious gems from Hollywood...tune in a listen to him take a couple shots at the works of art.
Well we made it to EPISODE 100 and we had a lot of fun things planned for the show....but then LIFE happened. A killer went into the elementary school in Newtown, CT and killed 26 people including 20 kindergarteners. I was a heart wrenching thing to see and hear about as it unfolded and by virtue of Mark's position on KYRO 1280am, it was necessary to put all the fanfare behind themselves and try to help a nation as it coped with unbelievable loss. Listen as camedian Matt Conty and Justin Deming join Mark in a very entertaining and interesting discussion surrounding the events that took place. If you have any questions or want to add your point of view, goto www.facebook.com/theqnow and post there.