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).”
Dorner tore into National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre, calling him a “vile and inhumane piece of shit” who “never even showed 30 seconds of empathy for the children, teachers, and families of Sandy Hook.” For that, the accused cop-killer wrote, “May all of your immediate and distant family die horrific deaths in front of you.”