Former Los Angeles Police Department officer and Navy Reservist Christopher Jordan Dorner, the prime suspect in a series of murders in California, released a manifesto to the media allegedly explaining his actions. But some conservative blogs said Thursday the media is hiding Dorner's more liberal views.
"To: America," the lengthy manifesto begins.
Dorner goes on to explain what he feels are wrongs done to him by the Los Angeles Police Department.
But a post at the blog Sooper Mexican notes that the original manifesto was 22 pages long, while the version posted by most media outlets was only 11 pages in length.
A number of media outlets said they complied with an LAPD request to redact the names of police officers to protect their identities, but that, the blog says, does not come close to making up for the missing pages.
"However," the blogger said, "I was able to find a complete copy of the posting, from the website 'Crime File News' – the details in it corroborate with the reading that Bill Handel gave on the KFI morning show today."
According to the blog post, the portion of the manifesto that the media did not publish includes support for a laundry list of liberal causes.
Crime File News said that Dorner is a "strong advocate" of President Obama's gun control policies and he "has a clear affection for the political Left." The article also says that Dorner "heavily plays the race card as he castigates anyone who does not see things his way."
A post at Twitchy provided a list summarizing some of what the media left out:
- Dorner’s statements in support of gun control (“Who in there (sic) right mind needs a f**king silencer!!! who needs a fr**king SBR AR15? No one”),
- his attack on President Barack Obama’s critics (“You question his birth certificate, his educational and professional accomplishments, and his judeo-christian beliefs”),
- his adoration of First Lady Michelle Obama’s hair (“I love your new bangs, Mrs. Obama”),
- his admiration for Joe Biden (“I’ve always been a fan of yours and consider you one of the few genuine and charismatic politicians”),
- his support for Hillary Clinton (“You’ll make one h*ll of a president in 2016″),
- his fondness for former President Bill Clinton (“He was always my favorite president”),
- his confidence in San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (“He’s [good people] and I have faith and confidence in him”),
- his love of MSNBC and CNN (“Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, Pat Harvey, Brian Williams, Soledad Obrien, Wolf Blitzer, Meredith Viera, Tavis Smiley, and Anderson Cooper, keep up the great work and follow Cronkite’s lead”),
- his criticism of the National Rifle Association (“Wayne LaPierre, President of the NRA, you’re a vile and inhumane piece of sh*t”) ,
- and his hatred of George Zimmerman (“Too bad Trayvon didn’t smash your skull completely open, Zim”).
Dorner, however, took gay rights activists to task for attacking Chick-fil-A, saying the company's management "has a right to voice their beliefs as well."
Conservative bloggers aren't the only ones to notice the difference between Dorner's entire manifesto and the versions published by a number of media outlets.
"But while several media outlets have chosen to report on the contents of the manifesto, most have been leaving out Dorner’s views on the media. In some cases where news media allegedly presents the entire manifesto, the portion about the media isn't included," the Hollywood Reporter said.
Dorner is accused of killing two people in Irvine and a police officer in Riverside, Calif. The officer was one of three shot by Dorner. According to NBC San Diego, authorities had reason to believe Dorner may have been in San Diego.
The California Highway Patrol has issued a statewide alert for Dorner, and said in a tweet that he is considered armed and dangerous.
"I will conduct DA operations to destroy, exploit and seize designated targets," Dorner wrote. "If unsuccessful or unable to meet objectives in these initial small scale offensive actions, I will reassess my BDA and re-attack until objectives are met. I have nothing to lose. My personal casualty means nothing. Just alike AAF’s, ACM’s, and AIF’s, you can not prevail against an enemy combatant who has no fear of death. An enemy who embraces death is a lose, lose situation for their enemy combatants," he added.
Dorner also promised to go "off the grid" and continue killing police officers and their families.
The CHP describes Dorner as a six-foot-tall 33-year-old black male weighing 270 pounds. He was last seen driving a blue or gray Nissan Titan with California license plate numbers 8D83987 or 7X09131. The CHP said he may be switching between the two sets of plates, and the vehicle is said to be equipped with ski racks on the roof.
Anyone with information about Dorner is asked to contact the Riverside Police Department at (951) 787-7911.
Dorner's "manifesto" can be seen here.
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