Todays Episode Features, Jon Stewart On Citizen Assassination, Glenn Beck on Jesse Ventura and Conspiracy Theorists , and Rogue LAPD / Military Vet Chris Dorner. We Are Change Milwaukee Live Episode 9!
After going “all in” with Wednesday’s coverage slamming the Obama administration’s memo that outlined the legal case for the controversial drone attacks that have assassinated American citizens suspected of terrorist activity, Jon Stewart was disappointed to find out Obama blindsided Stewart in a key point of his criticism.
When “The Daily Show” taped at around 6:30 on Wednesday, Stewart called for the Obama administration to give congress access to those documents. Unfortunately for Stewart, the administration did just that between the time that “The Daily Show” was taped and by the time it aired on Comedy Central. Oops.
Somewhere, Bill O’Reilly is cackling at Stewart’s audience of “stoned slackers” who totally thought the documents hadn’t been released to congress for a few hours, when actually, they had.
This morning on radio, Glenn had some choice words for people who criticizing “American Sniper” Chris Kyle who was killed over the weekend. He opened the show with a critique of Jesse Ventura, who had sued Kyle for defaming him in his book.
Glenn read from CNN:
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura filed a lawsuit last year accusing Kyle of defaming him in the book by exaggerating his description of a fight between the two at the wake for SEAL Mikey Monsoor, who was killed in Iraq in 2006.
The book quoted Ventura, also a Navy veteran, as saying he “hates America” and telling Kyle, who was mourning the death of a SEAL teammate, “You deserve to lose a few.” Kyle described punching Ventura out at the Coronado, California, bar.
In the suit, Ventura denied making the statements in the book, contending that “the entire story about a confrontation with and physical assault and battery of Governor Ventura was false and defamatory.”
At his deposition last November, Kyle continued to insist his book accurately described his clash with Ventura.
“He was complaining about the war, that we shouldn’t be there,” Kyle testified. “Complaining about Bush, that, you know, Bush was a war criminal. How we were killing innocent men and women and children overseas.”
Kyle acknowledged in his deposition saying that he hated Ventura “with a passion.”
“I’ve heard him say those very things,” Glenn told the audience.
“Jesse Ventura is the biggest dirtbag I’ve ever met. I’ve had the displeasure of meeting him I believe twice. Once, I had the grand displeasure to have to sit at CNN in the makeup chair next to that guy. He was getting ready to go on Larry King. I was getting ready to do my show. And at that time I was just one of the schlubs so I didn’t have the option of not being in the same room with Jesse Ventura. And Jesse Ventura spouted his nonsense and his conspiracy theories and his absolute vial hatred for anything that represents anything decent in America,” Glenn said.
Glenn said that Ventura plans to continue his lawsuit by going after his family.
Ventura’s attorney David Olsen claims they can still go after Kyle’s estate or his book publisher for the $50,000 Ventura seeks in the lawsuit. “There are things we can do,” Olsen said, “and I know that the governor still wants to clear his name.”
“Chris never took a dime from his book. His best-selling book – he didn’t take a dime for it. He poured it all into his charity. What’s his charity? To help other veterans. Meanwhile, Jesse Ventura all he does is spread hate. Chris tried to spread love. Chris tried to help.”
Alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner has vanished.
More than 24 hours after Dorner allegedly shot and killed one police officer and injured two others, police say they have no idea where the former cop with a vendetta against police has gone.
“He could be anywhere at this point,” Sheriff John McMahon of the San Bernadino County Sheriff’s Department said today.
Police are also trying to determine whether Dorner left his burning car on the side of Big Bear Mountain and earlier dropped his badge in San Diego as diversionary tactics to distract police.
Wherever Dorner is, law enforcement officials fear that he may be heavily armed, possibly with a powerful .50 caliber rifle, which shoots five-inch long bullets that can pierce bullet proof vests and vehicles, as well as a shoulder-fired missile launcher.
Dorner, 33, a former Los Angeles police officer and Navy reservist, sparked a region-wide dragnet after allegedly killing two civilians on Sunday and releasing an angry “manifesto” airing grievances against the LAPD and warning of coming violence toward cops.
In the manifesto Dorner published online, he threatened at least 12 people by name, along with their families.
“Your lack of ethics and conspiring to wrong a just individual are over. Suppressing the truth will lead to deadly consequences for you and your family,” Dorner wrote in his manifesto.
The last clue to Dorner’s possible whereabouts was when cops found his burning car on hillside of Big Bear Mountain Thursday, but the trail of footsteps in the snow quickly went cold.
“We followed the tracks around through the forest. We haven’t found any new information to suggest that the tracks are going to any specific area. They did lead around in that wooded area where the truck was found, and we continued to follow them until we lost them where the ground got frozen,” Sheriff John McMahon of the San Bernadino County Sheriff’s Department said today.
Dozens of law enforcement officers searched Dorner’s home in La Palma, Calif., for clues to his whereabouts today.
Overnight, more than 100 heavily armed SWAT team members and police officers combed Big Bear Mountain in armored vehicles and snow cats and searched homes in the area without any sign of Dorner.
Cops are currently searching more than 200 empty cabins on the mountain to ensure that Dorner is not hiding out in them.
“We’re going to continue searching until either we discover that he left the mountain or we find him, one of the two,” McMahon said.
The Sheriff’s office was forced to ground its helicopters, which are equipped with thermal imaging and could help pinpoint someone on the mountain, because of the snowy weather.
How the Manhunt Started: The Search for Alleged Cop-Killer Chris Dorner
Chris Dorner’s Manifesto: Read His Allegations Against the LAPD
Law enforcement officials are “deeply concerned” about Dorner’s knowledge of police tactics that he learned while working for the LAPD from 2005 to 2008, sources tell ABC News.
In his lengthy, rage-filled “manifesto,” Dorner said he would use his knowledge of police tactics to wage “unconventional and asymetrical warfare to those in the LAPD uniform whether on or off duty.”
Dorner claimed to have a list of all LAPD undercover vehicles as well as extensive knowledge of procedures for hunting down suspects. Police are worried Dorner could use both to avoid capture and continue his violence against law enforcement.
Dorner allegedly began his killing spree over the weekend, when a popular assistant women’s college basketball coach, Monica Quan, 28, and her fiancé, Keith Lawrence, 27, were found dead in their car in Irvine, Calif., Sunday.
Police say Dorner bore a grudge against Quan’s father, retired LAPD Capt. Randy Quan, for his firing from the department. The deaths launched a manhunt for Dorner as police discovered his online manifesto.
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