Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pinpointing A Professional


                                            PHOTOS/EDITS BY RUTH RADER

MY VIDEO MESSAGE THIS MORNING: SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU THINK

WDBJ-TV CHANNEL 7 NEWS UPDATES AFTER THE SHOOTING

The photo above shows what I look like after spending the night sitting outside at the
downtown Corvallis, Oregon transit center.

Gorgeous, eh?

Not.

I look tired and I was when that photo was taken. Very tired. And I don't look very
professional, do I?

But then, did Vester Lee Flanagan II look like a professional when he fired fifteen shots into
Alison Parker, Adam Ward and Vicki Gardner?

                                                                IMAGE CAUGHT ON CAMERA
                                                                OF FLANAGAN FIRING FATAL
                                                                SHOTS

WDBJ once thought that Flanagan was a professional journalist. Yes, they did. They believed
that Vester was just the professional that they needed to add to their news team.

But after a period of time, that "professional" began to drop the ball. Yet the television station
still gave Flanagan many chances to redeem himself. And when the station finally got a clue and fired
him...they never imagined that one day Flanagan would turn around and fire a gun at some of them.

You've just gotta watch those professionals! Because if one of them goes postal, then it might
lead to BLAM! BLAM! YOU'RE DEAD, MAN!!

We live in a society that is wrapped around many grand illusions. When someone walks in dressed
in a suit and tie with a solid education under his belt...well...that guy is regarded as a
professional.

But when a lady wrapped in blankets, wakes up on a bench at a downtown transit center...well...
she is considered to be a half-baked lunatic.

After all, who in their right mind hangs out at a bus stop all night?


Who indeed?

I will be happy to discuss the answer to that question with you...from an honest and professional
point of view, of course.



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