In an Aug. 20 editorial referencing Craig Cobb and the atrocity in Charlottesville, the Bismarck Tribune wrote “... you can face down hate without violence. That’s what we must continue to do across the nation.”
The same month, in August, the Bismarck Tribune made the decision to print columns written by Ann Coulter, a promoter of hate and excuser of violence.
Please remember that Coulter recently said she’d be more likely to blame Hurricane Harvey on a lesbian mayor than on climate change. Coulter also called 9/11 widows “harpies” and said Timothy McVeigh should have blown up the New York Times building. All are deliberately provocative and hate-filled statements on issues of grave importance to the nation.
Coulter's inflammatory rhetoric drives the divisions among us and makes it more difficult to find common ground with those with whom we disagree. If the goal is to present an additional conservative perspective on the editorial page, the Tribune has other conservative, far less divisive columnists to choose from.
In the name of facing down hate and increasing comity among us, please drop Coulter from the Tribune.
Sabina M. Gasper, Bismarck