Letter to the Editor: Blaming Buffalo Shooting on Conservative News Is Outrageous


I read Riley Dolan’s Letter to the editor this morning with great alarm. Another liberal calling out the conservative media. His (I assume Riley is a man, and if I’m wrong, I apologize) hatred seems to be focused mostly on FOX News and Tucker Carlson. He blames the “conservative press” on how critical race theory is defined in society and how that definition is incorrect. He also claims that Tucker Carlson has demonized critical race theory 400 times. Wow! Did he watch that show every night for over a year to count the critical race theory references? Really, Riley needs a life, and preferably one without liberal media. It’s obvious that Riley has listened to the Alphabet exclusively when not watching Tucker Carlson. I would suggest that if he’s going to watch Tucker that he listen to the message rather than counting the words.

The fact of the matter is that critical race theory, Black Lives Matter and all of those alphabet phrases has been crammed down our throats by the liberal media for a couple of years now. You can’t turn on any news without being told how the whites of this country are horrible people and are responsible for all that’s wrong with our society. I would suggest that Riley and the other liberals take a look in the mirror, then sit down and carefully diagnose their attitude and outlook on life. It’s the left that has been telling us how horrible we are for years. They demonize us at every turn. Perhaps they should analyze their own attitudes.

I don’t know a single person that hates Jews, Black people or any other race or religion. This area is not a Black community, but we are a religious community and welcome everyone, liberal and conservative alike. Until we can start looking at a person and seeing good or evil rather than black or white, we are going to have racial tension and problems. And there will be people in this world like the Buffalo shooter. Always has been, always will be. If you doubt this, take a look at the Middle East and their hatred of Israel. The reasons go back thousands of years and will probably never be resolved, like the proverbial Hatfields and McCoys.

I would lay the blame on racial tension and mass murder on the press — liberal and conservative. Heroism and religion are displayed on page 8 in small print. Mass murder and blood and guts are splashed all over the news teasers and the front page, in living color and 30-point black ink. “If it bleeds, it leads.” Riley, rather than focusing on the “conservative press,” why don’t you turn off the TV, toss the newspaper and go out and smile at some people. Say “please” and “thank you.” Tip your hat at the next lady you pass. Say “good morning” and “how are you?” Then go home, pick up a good book and read it. And unplug your TV.


Bruce Peterson