Salon goes #TeamDorner, compares Chris Dorner to Jack Bauer & John Wayne

Not content to “give truthers a chance,” Salon completed its descent into moral bankruptcy Thursday when it republished a despicable Jacobin magazine piece with the title “Understanding Christopher Dorner.”

“Christopher Dorner is a wholesale product of a society gone mad on racism and war…” slnm.us/3HcGLFm via @jacobinmag

— Salon.com (@Salon) February 15, 2013

Unlike many Dorner cheerleaders, Salon didn’t call cop-killer Christopher Dorner a “modern day Django” or the new Nat Turner. Instead, he’s excused as the “product of a society gone mad on racism and war.” The author laments that Dorner’s mainfesto “will be dismissed as the rantings of a lunatic.” Oh, and he’s Jack Bauer and John Wayne rolled into one awesome truth-telling whistle-blowing package. If you can stomach it, here’s a taste:

Dorner’s reaction is partly rooted in a corrosive version of American masculinity — his response to institutional corruption is uniquely Jack Bauer and John Wayne. Gratuitous violence included. Dorner is a wholesale product of a society gone mad on racism and war, of a state that aggressively punishes dissent, of an intellectual milieu where telling the truth has become a dangerous act. There was no internal institutional outlet for him to address injustices against him: the blue line prevented that.

On behalf of the families of the Dorner victims and all decent human beings, go f*ck yourself @salon and @jacobinmag! #Despicable

— AG (@AG_Conservative) February 15, 2013

Imagine being a family member of one of the #Dorner victims and here comes @salon to tell you that he was making a valid point…

— AG (@AG_Conservative) February 15, 2013

Pipe down, Dorner hater. You just can’t fathom the edgy depths of the Salon editorial team. Neither can any person with an ounce of decency.

Salon wrote up a story titled “Understanding Christopher Dorner”. He was a liberal, so the four people he murdered was a misunderstanding?

— Wrinkle Hound (@Aurvant) February 15, 2013

“a lack of institutional self-reflection in the aftermath of Rodney King” makes Dorners rampage ok…@salon #tcot salon.com/2013/02/14/und…

— thepunditocracy (@punditOcrat) February 15, 2013

Understanding Christopher Dorner salon.com/2013/02/14/und… Shorter @salon: “Gee, Officer Krupke”

— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) February 15, 2013

“Understanding Chris Dorner” in Salon.comthese crazy moonbats have no shame.. salon.com/2013/02/14/und…

— AngryRichRadio (@AngryRichRadio) February 15, 2013

Bullshit. Can’t believe you published this RT @salon “Christopher Dorner is a wholesale product of a society gone mad on racism and war…”

— Justin Green (@JGreenDC) February 15, 2013

This article on Dorner published by @salon glorifying his murders is the most disgusting thing I’ve ever read: salon.com/2013/02/14/und…

— Tom Maher (@TomMaherNY) February 15, 2013

When you compare Christopher #Dorner to Jack Bauer and John Wayne, you deserve ridicule worthy of Holocaust deniers. salon.com/2013/02/14/und…

— Jarrett Skorup (@JarrettSkorup) February 15, 2013

I liked that Salon piece on understanding Dorner so much, it has inspired me. I think I’ll follow up with a few of my own.

— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) February 15, 2013

Understanding Ted Bundy: The law student was a product of America’s love-em-and-leave-em speed-dating culture.

— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) February 15, 2013

Understanding Jeffrey Dahmer: The child performer was a product of afast food nation that had turned its back on culinary ingenuity.

— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) February 15, 2013

Understanding Charles Manson: The pitfalls of a neglected mystic and artist.

— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) February 15, 2013

Seriously though, Salon should be ashamed of that piece. Then again, they’re the ones who accused Romney of starting the Meningitis outbreak

— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) February 15, 2013

Salon’s editors should be ashamed. But when they published a love letter to trutherism, the piece quickly disappeared down the memory hole. Despite significant backlash, Matthew Cunningham-Cook’s ode to Dorner is still online.

Can we stop pretending Salon is a serious site, or must the charade continue?Understanding Christopher Dorner salon.com/2013/02/14/und…

— Yali Elkin (@yalielkin) February 15, 2013

Way ahead of you.