CNN, November 2011:
Patrick Howley, February 2013:
Los Angeles police launched a manhunt Thursday for former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, who is suspected of murdering two people last weekend and killing one person and wounding another in a shooting Thursday morning. A lengthy manifesto on Dorner’s Facebook page states his support for President Barack Obama and CNN host Piers Morgan, and his hatred of both the National Rifle Association and former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney…
“[G]ive Piers Morgan an indefinite resident alien and Visa card..”
“Mr. Morgan, the problem that many American gun owners have with you and your continuous discussion of gun control is that you are not an American citizen and have an accent that is distinct and clarifies that you are a foreigner. I want you to know that I agree with you 100% on enacting stricter firearm laws.”
Will Piers Morgan bother to pick the phone up, to write, to do anything, or is he in a hurry to take no responsibility? After all: He might not be responsible, but he’s been irresponsible.
Nope. Instead, he’s saying things like this:
The LA cop-killer murder spree has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with deranged criminality. I hope they catch him asap.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 7, 2013
Apparently it’s different this time, for some reason. Jared Loughner never so much as uttered Sarah Palin’s name before his shooting spree, whereas Dorner specifically praised Morgan. Yet Morgan bears none of the responsibility he placed on Palin.
(Hat tip: John Hayward)