It was quite a contrast.
Tuesday evening, Americans tuned into their nightly news reports, expecting the usual media build up to the president’s State of the Union address.
Instead, they sat there for hours watching newscasters frantically report on a standoff with the country’s most infamous fugitive, Christopher Dorner, at an isolated cabin in the San Bernardino Mountains of California. Viewers witnessed that cabin literally burn to the ground with him inside before their eyes as they ate their dinner.
And the sensational, massive manhunt that captured America’s attention for days for the former Los Angeles police officer wanted in a series of killings was apparently over.
After hiding for several days, Dorner, who was accused of a crime spree that left four people dead, including two officers, and several others wounded in shootings in L.A. and nearby San Bernardino County, made a break for it on Tuesday.
After an initial firefight that day with police, Dorner was cornered in a rustic mountain cabin. Surrounded, he exchanged gun fire with an army of law enforcement that surrounded him for hours, emptying hundreds of rounds of ammunition, before the cabin exploded into flames.
As the events in the mountains dramatically unfolded, the news otherwise continued, with anchormen laying out the basics of the president’s upcoming address from advanced copies of his speech.
It was an unusual stark contrast between…Continue Reading
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