Twitter conservatives blame media, Obama, and #BlackLivesMatter for #DallasPoliceShooting

The urge to say "I told you so!" outweighs anything resembling legitimate grief

By Scott Eric Kaufman
July 8, 2016 5:56PM (UTC)
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(AP/Tony Gutierrez)

Conservatives on Twitter are finding it difficult not to say that the deadliest attack on police officers since 9/11 -- that would be 15 years ago -- proves that liberalism generally, and the #BlackLivesMatter movement specifically, are the real problem with America today. That and the media, of course:

Then there's this guy:


And then there's this guy:

The irony, of course, is that the protest -- like the overwhelming majority of anti-brutality protests -- was exceptionally peaceful:

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Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at

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