Protesting too much
To the editor:
Re: Walter Crean’s latest letter on racism. I decided to conduct an experiment to test his theory. At 9 a.m. I sat down with a clock in front of the TV and turned Fox News on. I let one minute go by waiting to see if the racism issue would come up.
After one minute I switched channels to simulate turning the TV off and then back on. After another minute I went to another channel. I scrolled through the news channels, then the business channels, then the local channels and then random other channels. I spent an hour going through 60 channels and not once did Mr. Crean’s racism issue come up.
I did the same thing that evening between six and seven PM, revisiting many of the channels I looked at in the morning. Again not one hit. Then I thought maybe Mr. Crean meant the radio. So I jumped in my car and drove around for an hour, hitting as many radio stations as I could catch. And again not one hit.
So to Mr. Crean: Thou doth protest too much. A small pang of conscience perhaps? As they say: If the shoe fits, wear it.
Paul A. Cyr