I make no claim to have a broad perspective on the news media. I read the Wall Street Journal and an occasional online local paper and a few blogs including some news collections. I get many articles by email from friends. I don't see mainstream media or Fox News. I fall asleep with the news on TV, on occasion, but the first 15 min. are always murder, fires and mayhem.
It is possible that the news somewhere made some very obvious common sense comments about Christopher Dorner. I didn't see it.
What is most obvious from reading his manifesto is that a modicum of human understanding can explain his behavior.
Christopher Dorner was a person who liked rules and regulations and wanted the world to be strictly governed on a good versus evil basis. Rules are to be obeyed and good people follow the rules. Dorner was very comfortable in a military environment where rules and authority are the universal norm.
It is this very kind of rule based person who most commonly becomes a policeman. You can tell by his fervid devotion to military and police acronyms in his manifesto that he was very comfortable in that rule-based world.
In simple language, Chris Dorner was a goody-goody who wanted to know the rules and wanted to follow them.
In the LAPD, Chris found corruption left and right. As the kind of person who always pointed out what was right and proper, he clearly became a thorn in the side of LAPD management. They set him up in a phony kangaroo trial and kicked him out.
So where does a goody-goody former policeman and former military person turn for solace. Some turn to alcohol and drugs. Not this straight laced cheerful fellow. He turned to all of the trusted figures in his media milieu. He listed the people he trusted: Chris Anderson, Anderson Cooper, Jon Stewart, Piers Morgan, the leaders of the Democratic Party including Pres. Obama and the whole cohort of Lefty movie celebrities.
Are these people, that populate the Leftist world, in agreement on any subject?
Yes they are. For more than 30 years, the lead story every six months has been about how white police forces have been killing innocent black men out of pure racism. 30 years of this unending stream of mainstream media lead stories. Never once was the story found to be true and the outcome publicized in the media with an apology. The current U.S. President, Obama, even jumped into a parallel headline about a white volunteer guard killing an innocent young black Treyvon Martin.
Chris Dorner's mind was filled with this racist media crap. The anger of a disillusioned goody-goody was easily channel into this racist line of thought. He started killing the people the media had found guilty for him.
Of course there is no discussion of this common sense trajectory from goody-goody to disappointment, to racist revenge.
The media is so culpable and so dishonest that it cannot discuss the obvious.