Re: Leonard Pitts Jr. column May 15, “If Trump wins, will there be Blood?”
Congratulations Mr. Pitts. You have taken yellow journalism to a new height. Your hit piece on Donald Trump would have made William Hearst blush. For those not familiar with yellow journalism, William Hearst published numerous inflammatory articles with little or no research with eye-catching anti-Spanish headlines. Many historians credit Hearst with starting the Spanish-American War in the late 1800s.
Number one, Mr. Pitts says that Trump’s election will lead to radical right violence. His only documentation is that fights broke out at some of his rallies and a Mexican immigrant was roughed up by two people. Where is the linkage to radical right violence? Mr. Trump’s stance on illegal immigrants is identical to that of Bill Clinton's in the 1990s. In addition, many on the right think that Donald is liberal.
Number two, Mr. Pitts then cites numerous acts of violence, like the Oklahoma City bombing and Cliven Bundy's Nevada standoff; how he links these to Mr. Trump goes unwritten. But, what makes it funny is that these are crimes and acts against the government, while Mr. Trump wants to legally enforce the laws and secure the border the way the law is written.
Number three, if one would like to link a party to violence, he might take a look at Rahm Emanuel's Chicago and its 72 percent increase in murder rate in the first quarter of 2016.
Ed Fox, Longs