"I killed 13 people, and I'm about to keep killing until they catch me," said Steve Stephens on Facebook Live, moments before shooting and killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin on Sunday, also livestreamed on Facebook.
Glenn Beck and the Think Tank panel showed the edited version of the disturbing video on "Glenn" today. All were clearly moved by the horrific act.
Doc Thompson referred to Stephens as "disassociated" as he strolls up to Godwin casually before murdering him.
Glenn observed that the so-called Facebook Live Killer was stable and aware of his actions, predicting that he will probably receive the death penalty. The only thing he does not seem aware of is his own culpability, blaming his behavior on everyone and everything else. Allie Stuckey agreed that Stephen's statements were a "blanket blame game."
Caleb Parker remarked that this terrible behavior "has always existed," but social media just gives it a higher profile. This prompted Glenn to tell of meeting he attended with the top people at Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, was addressing conservative claims that the popular social media site skews left.
Zuckerberg protested that it would be bad for business to shun and turn away half of his users. Now that Facebook has over one billion users across the globe, it is impossible for them to police the politics and opinions of every user. Users need to police themselves.
Glenn concluded with "No, it's not fair to say" that this is a Facebook killing. "It might be that Facebook is saving people because we did see murder number one, and we have a chance before he murders, you know, 15....We have a chance of stopping him from killing more."