California Ex-Cop and Murder Suspect Praises Soledad O’Brien, Others in Media in Strange Manifesto

February 8, 2013  |  

An undated photo of Christopher Dorner. AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department

A ex-California police officer who is now the subject of a huge manhunt sent a strange manifesto to CNN’s Anderson Cooper that included praise for members of the media, including Soledad O’Brien and Tavis Smiley.

According to The New York Times, Christopher J. Dorner is suspected of killing three people including the daughter of a a former Los Angeles police captain and a Riverside police officer who was at a traffic light. That officer’s partner was wounded in the attack; two others were wounded as they tried to approach Dorner.

The suspect is a former Navy reservist who was kicked off the Los Angeles Police Department in 2008 for filing a false report against a fellow police officer. He posted a manifesto on his Facebook page in which he threatens to kill other police officers. At the moment, the search for Dorner continues in Southern California and police say he’s armed and dangerous.

Dorner’s manifesto to Cooper includes high regard for the work that O’Brien and Smiley are doing. Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, and Brian Williams are also complimented. TVNewser quotes the document, which they rightly call “rambling”:

“I hold many of you in the same regard as Tom Brokaw and the late Peter Jennings. Cooper, stop nagging and berating your guest, they’re your (guest). 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.”

He criticized Cooper for treatment of his guests.

Dorner is obviously a troubled man who can use some help. Let’s hope he gets it before someone else is injured or killed.

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