The commentary in Sunday’s Herald smacks of hypocrisy (“Flame of our rhetoric threatens to consume us,” The Herald, Nov. 4). I find it strange that you once again want conservatives to tone down the rhetoric. But strangely enough, you only point out inflammatory rhetoric from “right wing extremists,” presumably like Fox News, the NRA, law-abiding gun owners and the rest of us “deplorables.”
My question to you is why didn’t you call down President Obama for his sneering and condescending comments about his political opponents? Why didn’t you call down the hate speech from the so-called Black Lives Matter activists who called for the murder of police officers — and whose rhetoric inspired the deaths of several police officers? Why don’t you call down these so-called antifa punks who think it just fine to assault conservatives when they hold marches?
Why don’t you call down Maxine Waters for her hysterical insistence that people confront Republicans in public and disrupt their personal lives? More importantly, why don’t you tone down The Herald’s own hysterical and vitriolic rhetoric in the columns of Sid Schwab and Eugene Robinson?
You have failed. You have failed the community, you have failed the country and most importantly you have failed the truth. Your words are simply so much hot air.