The PJ Tatler

New York Tabloids Pick Worst Possible Covers for Virginia Journalist Murders

The New York Daily News sparked online outrage over its cover showing stills from the footage taken by the killer of Virginia journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward.

Vester Flanagan was wearing a body camera when he approached the two, who were doing an early-morning live shot at a retail center at Smith Mountain Lake near Roanoke with a local Chamber of Commerce official, Vicki Gardner.

After fleeing the crime scene, Flanagan tweeted that people should go see his video on Facebook. He posted footage there that began with him silently standing and watching the live shot before opening fire. Facebook deleted the video, but not before some people had duped the footage and distributed it on YouTube.

Needless to say, people are angry with the paper’s decision to put those images on their cover.



Not like the New York Post was any better, though.