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.
After a hiatus to better their lives and take a few week vacation, Mark and Bobby are back with author Matt Murphy to discuss Matt's upbringing in trailer parks and foster homes in North Eastern Missouri.
Next, Mark announces a huge opportunity for the Q as they have been tapped to broadcast throughout South Africa on CliffCentral.com . Bobby takes to this news to heart and decides he wants to start speaking in the native tongues of South Africa.
Next up is the topic of this week. NFL player James Harrison decided that he was going to give back his kids participation trophies from their local sport teams. Kurt Warner, former STL Ram, also supports James thoughts on this decision too. This brings us to the Q and who would accept a participation trophy or not. Mark and Bobby get into a heated discussion because Mark refuses to just throw every parent that has no issues with Participation trophies under a bus.
Finally there is Overtime, where a man with a donut fetish writes into the show to get good advice on whether he should seek the help of a doctor or let the Doctors of Love on the Q give him sound advice.
What a busy week in news! Paul Huddleston the St. Louis radio veteran joins us again for a discussion on the big story of the week. Evidently a dentist named Walter is an avid hunting fan of big game. So he paid some hunting guides to take him to Zimbabwe and help him hunt a lion. Well, thats where things go sideways because the lion that eventually gets killed is named Cecil and he's super protected and well known. So of course this opens up the ethical premise of hunting internationally so Mark, Producer Bobby and Paul Dsicuss.
Next up, the wierd controvesy of the week happens to be a fabricated and spliced video of Planned Parenthood attempting to sell fetuses on the black market. Well that wasn't the total truth and once the full video comes out, it becomes fodder for Mark to go on to one of his rants about the consevrative movement and their need to spin things. This becomes a point for Mark to discuss with Paul and Bobby about their feelings on the stories and everything they touch.
Finally the guys are presented with some really interesting letters from the listeners that lead to everyone divulging some of their thoughts on polygamy and mutiple partners. A hell of a way to end the show!