By Greg Campbell
America is on the hunt for Chris Dorner, the former LAPD officer who has been on the run since beginning his revenge-oriented murder spree just days ago. A long, meandering manifesto outlined his desire for revenge against the LAPD, a staunch defense of leftist politics as well as for liberal politicians and pundits. Dorner has been on the run, prompting a four-state manhunt.
The manifesto is a long diatribe detailing every perceived injustice and slight Dorner feels he suffered from first grade onward. While voicing his contempt for Christianity and playing the role of victim in a variety of different fashions, Dorner rambled on about his hatred for police officers, calling them “high value target[s].”
Claiming to “support the government 100%,” Dorner lavished praise on the Obama Administration, various leftist media personalities and, apparently overlooking the irony, spoke at length about the desperate need for stricter gun control laws.
While it might be rightfully assumed that everyone would slather condemnation upon a murderous spree-killer, many have voiced understanding towards the murderer and even praise for his actions.
A Facebook page is calling for Dorner for president, stating, “We propose electing a man who could no longer sit idly by and watch as malicious tyrants abuse the innocent.” Another called “We Are All Chris Dorner” claims, “Yes, this is war.” Almost 3,000 people have liked the page “I Support Christopher Jordan Dorner.”
But more disturbing is the quasi-sympathetic treatment of Dorner in the media and amongst celebrities.
Hip-hop artist Ab-Soul has voiced support for Dorner, saying, “God bless you sir.” He later clarified, “It’s not about what was done, or what will be done, it’s the honesty.”
Jesse Jackson has posted a letter for Dorner on his Facebook page, telling Dorner that he feels his pain:
“I understand your feelings of hurt and pain. I make this plea to you to stop spreading the pain, the hurt, and the fear. Please stop. Don’t take any more lives.
Christopher, your mother is distraught and deeply concerned for your safety. There are many good and credible people in Los Angeles who will help you. Danny J. Bakewell Sr. (The Los Angeles Sentinel’s Executive Publisher/CEO) ,Bishop Noel Jones, Bishop Kenneth Ulmer and Rev. Charles Singleton are all individuals I know personally. I promise that they will gladly receive you.
I will do whatever I can do for you without hesitation. Please contact me through Danny Bakewell at the L.A. Sentinel.”
However, while various callous individuals with a seemingly high regard for cop-killers might seem disturbing, the noticeable lack of discussion of motive by the mainstream media has caused some commentators to note that given Dorner’s leftist leanings, the media’s conversation has been particularly evasive when it comes to discussing what inspired Dorner’s actions.
“Question: How many times over the past four years have exploitative liberal journalists and Democratic leaders rushed to pin random acts of violence on the tea party, Republicans, Fox News and conservative talk radio?
Answer: Nearly a dozen times, including the 2009 massacre of three Pittsburgh police officers (which lib journos falsely blamed on Fox News, Glenn Beck and the ‘heated, apocalyptic rhetoric of the anti-Obama forces’); the 2009 suicide insurance scam/murder hoax of Kentucky census worker Bill Sparkman (which New York magazine falsely blamed on Rush Limbaugh, ‘conservative media personalities, websites and even members of Congress’); the 2009 Holocaust museum shooting (which MSNBC commentator Joan Walsh blamed on Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and yours truly); the 2010 Times Square jihad bomb plot (which Mayor Michael Bloomberg falsely blamed on tea party activists protesting Obamacare); and the 2011 Tucson massacre, which liberals continue to blame on former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Question: What will this rabid Blame Righty mob do now that an alleged triple-murderer has singled out prominent lefties in the media and Hollywood for fawning praise as part of his crazed manifesto advocating cop-killing?
Answer: Evade, deflect, ignore and whitewash.”
As America looks for Chris Dorner, the left seems to maintain a position of either outright support, or a noticeable lack of condemnation. It seems that the media narrative is that murdering is wrong- but that murders that occur from leftist outrage or a feeling of victimhood is somehow less wrong.