Jared Loughner’s Friend Tells GMA: ‘He Did Not Watch TV, He Disliked The News’

January 12, 2011 10:38 a.m.

ABC News’ Ashleigh Banfield filed a fascinating report on the Arizona Shooting Tragedy today, but it was unfortunately missed by many in NYC because of snow coverage. And its a shame, because the brief interview with alleged assailant’s former “best friend” Zach Osler reveals some insight into the troubled mind of Jared Loughner. “He did not watch TV, he disliked the news” Osler averred, shortly after becoming quite emotional when faced with the unsettling mug shot of his former friend.
Osler continued, “he didn’t listen to political radio, he didn’t take sides, he wasn’t on the left, he wasn’t on the right.” Instead, Banfield reports that Osler pointed to a web-based documentary called Zeitgeist, that focused on currency based economics that “poured gasoline on his fire” as Banfield reports. “The Zeitgeist documentary had a profound impact on Jared Loughner’s mindset” Osler claimed.
Watch the segment from ABC News below:

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