Shooting suspect Christopher Dorner addressed Anderson Cooper and other cable news hosts in a chilling manifesto prior to killing three people on Thursday.
Dorner, a former LAPD officer, killed a police officer and two others in a shooting rampage on Thursday. The LAPD is now on a manhunt for the suspect, who previously penned a manifesto threatening to harm police officers and their families.
Dorner also included notes to numerous media personalities, TVNewser reported. He wrote:
Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, (KCBS anchor) Pat Harvey, Brian Williams, Soledad Obrien (sic), Wolf Blitzer, Meredith Viera (sic), Tavis Smiley, and Anderson Cooper, keep up the great work and follow Cronkite’s lead. 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.
Willie Geist, you’re a talented and charismatic journalist. Stop with all the talk show shenanigans and get back to your core of reporting. Your future is brighter than most
He went on to praise Piers Morgan, and said Fareed Zakaria should be deported. Dorner also implored journalists to investigate instances where he said he was labeled a "bully" within the LAPD.
"I want all journalist to utilize every source you have that specializes in collections for your reports," he wrote. "With the discovery and evidence available you will see the truth. Unfortunately, I will not be alive to see my name cleared."
On Thursday, CNN revealed that Anderson Cooper's office received a package from Dorner on February 1. Cooper and the rest of the network learned about the parcel on Thursday, and have handed it over to the FBI.