A raging gun battle with mad-dog killer Chris Dorner erupts at Big Bear Lake in California. Two officers down, and the killer's fate is still unknown at the moment of this writing.
But the media has its priorities. Howard Kurtz, Newsweek/Daily Beast/CNN: "What if alleged killer Chris Dorner is captured or killed as the SOTU begins? Obama could face a Bill Clinton/O.J. verdict moment."