Piers Morgan Unleashes Tweetstorm Blasting Media Reluctance to Show POV Killing Videos

In the wake of the on-air murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, news agencies everywhere had to decide whether to show the horrific POV footage taken by Vester Flanagan during the act.

Never one to shy away from a chance to talk gun control, Piers Morgan unleashed a Twitter tirade today. After offering his sympathies, Morgan blasted American news agencies for their hesitance to show a widely circulated screenshot from Flanagan’s second video, where he actually aimed his gun before slaying the journalists.

Morgan’s rant was extensive, but the bulk of his tweets described his frustration with America for not doing enough for gun control. Morgan also suggested that more might have been done if more provocative shooting photos had been released, referencing the Sandy Hook Massacre in 2012:

Some of the responses that Morgan was referring to came from a mix of commenters and journalists wondering whether guns control was the end-all solution to the entire issue. After noticing several comments about his use of the photo and his effect on the gun debate, Morgan didn’t hold back:

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