Brad Thor (@BradThor) February 07, 2013
The mainstream media haven’t been able to connect alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner to the Tea Party yet, but they’re getting closer. As Twitchy has reported, several media outlets have buried portions of Dorner’s manifesto that reveal his far-Left leanings and adoration of CNN and MSNBC. Those details certainly don’t fit the standard “blame the Tea Party” narrative, but reporters have found one tidbit they can use, and it might let them blame (a) Bush.
Dorner to George H.W. Bush: "You were always one of my favorite Presidents. I hope your health improves greatly."—
Joshua Chavers (@JoshuaChavers) February 07, 2013
Yeah, remember that. Dorner wrote, “The honorable President George H.W. Bush, they never give you enough credit for your successful Presidency. You were always one of my favorite Presidents (2nd favorite). I hope your health improves greatly. You are the epitome of an American and service to country.” Gawker was among the media outlets that highlighted the Bush connection, which Reuters’ Matthew Keys mistakenly tweeted as George W. Bush before correcting himself and deleting the original tweet.
Heck, Dorner even praised Michelle Obama’s bangs (and lamented the thought that he wouldn’t live to see “The Hangover 3″). But … Bush!
Tonight I'm learning it's okay to be biased and bury a fact so long as you link to the original, incredibly long source document. Huh.—
Sunny (@sunnyright) February 08, 2013
So, what’s a journalist to do?