UPDATE: Yep, I’m breaking my “No blogging about spree shootings, day-of.” Hope I don’t regret it.
Also, I’m just seeing now that the suspect is African-American, so people will have to rethink the whole “Spree shootings are a white guy crime because they presume advanced planning” theory.
Kinsella last year:
[A] former Los Angeles police officer [has] gone rogue, allegedly shooting three officers and hunting others and their families after he was fired from the police force.
The suspect, Chris Dorner, posted a manifesto on the web, but media are ignoring some of its key passages. Dorner’s rant begins with an attempt to justify his crimes, and then reveals a man steeped in typical Think Progress, Media Matters style leftist thinking.
His writing reads like a regurgitation of media narratives he could pick up on any mainstream leftist web site or media outlet. The same media are now censoring his manifesto. This comes just a day after news broke that another leftist gunman used leftwing propaganda to launch an armed attack on the conservative Family Research Council.
Most media have ignored that angle, too.
A couple of days before that, a mass killer confessed to being taught to hate white people in college. That hasn’t become a media narrative, either.
Update: KTLA posted most, but not all, of Dorner’s manifesto. They left out all the parts in which he espouses leftist and anti-gun views.