Chris Dorner praises and attacks news personalities in his cop-killer ‘manifesto’
As the manhunt continues for the former LAPD officer accused of killing a young couple and firing on police officers Thursday, his 24-page “manifesto” released to the press implicates him as an intended “cop killer,” and also lays out his praise or disliking of various cable news personalities from all the major networks.
Towards the end of his massive letter, former officer Chris Dorner makes direct mention of cable news hosts and analysts from ABC, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, and PBS. The accused murderer wrote: “Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, Pat Harvey, Brian Williams, Soledad Obrien [sic], Wolf Blitzer, Meredith Viera [sic], Tavis Smiley, and Anderson Cooper, keep up the great work and follow Cronkite’s lead. I hold many of you in the same regard as Tom Brokaw and the late Peter Jennings.”
He then offered criticism of Cooper’s CNN interview style: “Cooper, stop nagging and berating your guest, they’re your (guest).”
And he wanted to let MSNBC’s Morning Joe host know of their past encounter: “Mr. Scarborough, we met at McGuire’s pub in P-cola in 2002 when I was stationed there. It was an honor conversing with you about politics, family, and life.”
The suspect, currently the subject of a widespread manhunt in Southern California, also laid out his praise for young Today Show co-host Willie Geist: “you’re a talented and charismatic journalist. Stop with all the talk show shenanigans and get back to your core of reporting. Your future is brighter than most,” he wrote.
Dorner also apparently takes great issue with CNN reporter Fareed Zakaria, demanding that the government revoke his citizenship and deport him immediately. “I’ve never heard a positive word about America or its interest from his mouth, ever,” the former police officer explained. ...