Today I received the following from a good friend who was in a discussion with many other friends who have lived here for many years.
"We were talking about how beautifully the citizens of Charleston have conducted themselves in the face of tragedy. Here's a blog from Peggy Noonan, now with the Wall Street Journal. She agrees.
It's amazing how rapidly the main stream media has changed the focus of this tragedy into debates on other political issues about South Carolina. You cannot catapult the actions of one immature 21 year old racist into a systemic problem in all of South Carolina. I've lived here a long time and I have not found this to be even closely true.
The victims and their families are unbelievably remarkable."