Christopher Dorner, former LAPD policeman, who went on a killing spree that resulted in the deaths of three people, has reportedly been killed after exchanging gunfire with police in a mountain cabin.
Dorner's murderous rampage and subsequent manhunt began when he shot Monica Quan and her fiancé Keith Lawrence in Irvine, California on February 3rd. On February 7th, Dorner killed a police officer and wounded two others during a stand-off near Big Bear Lake, California. Dorner appears to have lost his life when the cabin he was trapped in burned to the ground.
During this week-long episode, the mainstream media provided a lot of information about Christopher Dorner.
We learned that Dorner was a former LAPD cop. We learned that Dorner was a former Navy reservist. We learned that Dorner graduated in 2001 from Southern Utah University where he majored in political science. We learned that Dorner earned awards for rifle and pistol marksmanship while in the Navy Reserves. We learned that Dorner had been fired from the LAPD in 2009 for allegedly making false statements about a fellow officer. We learned that Dorner had written a lengthy, hate-filled manifesto prior to going on his killing spree.
What we did not learn was that Christopher Dorner was a liberal.
Here's what the mainstream media has tended to "overlook" in its "reporting:"
Dorner supported gun control. Dorner was a fan of CNN and MSNBC. Dorner "embraced" the LGBT community. Dorner was a big fan of Piers Morgan (in his manifesto he wrote: "Give Piers Morgan an indefinite resident alien and Visa card"). Dorner praised President Obama and criticized those who disagreed with him. Dorner ranted against the NRA. Dorner mentioned Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, Pat Harvey, Brian Williams, Soledad O'Brien, Wolf Blitzer, Meredith Viera, Tavis Smiley, and Anderson Cooper and encouraged them to "keep up the great work and follow Cronkite's lead." To the head of the NRA, Dorner wrote: "Wayne LaPierre, President of the NRA, you're a vile and inhumane piece of sh*t. You are a failure of a human being. May all of your immediate and distant family die horrific deaths in front of you."
Examples of Dorner's liberal leanings can be found throughout his manifesto. Sadly, many news outlets refused to report on ALL the pages of the manifesto (specifically those that shed light on Dorner's liberal ideology).
Why wasn't Dorner's political persuasion big news? After all, whenever there is a mass shooting and/or murderous spree around the country, the media immediately shifts into overdrive attempting to tie in the shooter(s) with the Republican or Tea Party, or conservative ideology. Even when there is NO link, the media will manufacture one until the facts come out to prove otherwise.
Remember Jared Loughner - the Arizona shooter? Immediately the media tried to tie in Loughner to the right. Paul Krugman of the New York Times implied that the shooting took place because Democrat Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (who was wounded during the shooting and has now become Obama's emotional pawn promoting anti-gun legislation) seat was not won by a Republican. Other "journalists" tried to blame Sarah Palin - saying Palin's remark "Don't retreat - reload" or Palin's map on her website, using targets on key states that Republicans should focus on for upcoming elections, were to blame. Eventually, all the speculation and misleading reports were exposed for what they were - falsehoods. (Never mind that Loughner had many leftie anti-American books in his reading collection...)
And what about the Aurora theater shooting? Shortly after the massacre, ABC's Brian Ross stated that the Colorado shooter - Jamie Holmes - was a Tea Party member. Ross was wrong. Holmes was not a Tea Party member, nor affiliated with the Tea Party in any way. ABC later had to apologize to viewers for their outright lie. Holmes was later found to be mentally unstable.
Closer to home, the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek was devastated when shooter Wade Michael Page opened fire, killing six people and wounding four others. Immediately, the media tried to link Page to the "extreme right." Later it was learned that Page considered himself to be a "neo-Nazi." (Lest anyone need reminding, Nazism is closer to socialism and liberalism.) Attempts to paint Page as an "extreme right-winger" later fizzled - as they should have.
More recently the Sandy Hook school shootings captured the attention of the nation. The media flocked to the scene like vultures, reporting non-stop for weeks on the mass murders and subsequent investigation in the town. Of course, in their efforts to get the story out, they obsessed over Adam Lanza's mother's gun collection. In a shameless attempt to create a link between Lanza's mom and the right, journalists reported that Nancy Lanza was a "doomsday prepper" and had a real fondness for guns as exhibited by her vast collection of firearms. It eventually came out that Lanza was NOT a "doomsday prepper" and that she considered her guns a "hobby" and loved target-shooting. Adam Lanza, the actual shooter, appears to have had mental issues and no political affiliation whatsoever.
Back to Christopher Dorner -
Here IS a shooter and killer who actually stated support of liberals and liberal causes in his own manifesto.
WHY ISN'T SUCH INFORMATION CONSIDERED NEWSWORTHY by the mainstream media?
Bias and hypocrisy at its finest.