State of the Union 2013: The Christopher Dorner Affect

Instead of the expected wall to wall coverage of the State of the Union address, the Christopher Dorner story has cut in. By now, everyone is aware of the story of the ex LAPD officer and his killing spree. Apparently upset over his firing, Dorner went on a killing spree targeting police officers and their families. One of the victims had represented Dorner in a discipline hearing and his wife was a college basketball coach.

Today, Dorner has been cornered in a cabin and has exchanged fire with police injuring two officers. If he is not killed or captured by the start of the State of the Union, coverage could be impacted to cover his news. Politico is already weighing the impact of the speech coverage. What does it say about our country that a police standoff could impact coverage of a President’s speech?

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Michael De Los Santos

Author, Activist, BBQ Enthusiast, Sports and Politics junkie.

MORE FROM

Conservative columnist Bret Stephens joins MSNBC

Stephens will remain a columnist at The New York Times.

Department of Homeland Security announces new airline security rules

The new measures could help end the electronics ban.

Democrats on Neil Gorsuch's first Supreme Court term: "We've got another Scalia"

Some say Gorsuch's even-handed performance during his confirmation hearings "might be more an act than it was a real persona."

Fox News just hired US Rep. Jason Chaffetz as a correspondent

Chaffetz is headed to Fox.

Here are the key rulings from the Supreme Court's busy June term

The court's term ended with rulings on immigration, the First Amendment, LGBTQ rights and more.

These 3 Republican governors could pose the biggest threat to the Senate health care bill

Why some Republican governors oppose their own party's health care bill

Conservative columnist Bret Stephens joins MSNBC

Stephens will remain a columnist at The New York Times.

Department of Homeland Security announces new airline security rules

The new measures could help end the electronics ban.

Democrats on Neil Gorsuch's first Supreme Court term: "We've got another Scalia"

Some say Gorsuch's even-handed performance during his confirmation hearings "might be more an act than it was a real persona."

Fox News just hired US Rep. Jason Chaffetz as a correspondent

Chaffetz is headed to Fox.

Here are the key rulings from the Supreme Court's busy June term

The court's term ended with rulings on immigration, the First Amendment, LGBTQ rights and more.

These 3 Republican governors could pose the biggest threat to the Senate health care bill

Why some Republican governors oppose their own party's health care bill