One of the strangest aspects of the Chris Dorner manhunt saga has been the accused killer’s online fanbase who applaud him for taking the lead in trying to publicize and fight back against police corruption. On CNN yesterday, Marc Lamont Hill said that these people view Dorner as a “real life superhero” and compared him to the vengeance-seeking main character of the film Django Unchained. Hill sat down with Bill O’Reilly tonight to defend his comments, with O’Reilly telling Hill he was being insensitive to the victims’ families.
Hill immediately apologized to the families of Dorner’s alleged victims before explaining the context of his remarks. He said that he does not support Dorner’s actions; he was merely commenting on the phenomenon of people idolizing him. Hill told O’Reilly that one of the big media narratives has been that Dorner was wronged by the police department, and there could be a real story about corruption in the LAPD.
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