Joe Biden visited Buffalo on Tuesday, and told those who lost loved ones, “Jill and I have come to stand with you, and to the families, we have come to grieve with you.” He added: “Now’s the time for people of all races, from every background, to speak up as a majority and American and reject white supremacy.” Traveling the country to grieve with families mourning mass shootings shouldn’t have to be a key part of the job of being an American president. But it is. And there’s zero sign that will change.

+ NPR: The Buffalo suspect bought a rifle months after cops ordered a psychiatric evaluation. (Look at our gun laws. Our whole country needs a psychiatric evaluation…)

+ “The hate — and the demented ideology — that has killed their neighbors and wounded a city forever has many sources of power. One of them is the nightly swill served up on Fox News.
Changing that — unlike regulating social media platforms or reforming gun laws — is something that could be accomplished overnight, with a mere wave of a Murdoch’s hand.
But it won’t be. And Buffalo, I’m sorry to say, will not be ‘the last place this ever happened.'” Margaret Sullivan in WaPo (Gift Article): A racist theory drove the Buffalo tragedy. The Murdochs thrive on it. Of course, for hateful racism to sell, it needs a receptive audience. And, sadly, there is one.

+ WaPo: Only 22 saw the Buffalo shooting live. Millions have seen it since. “It is exactly the kind of horrific terrorist video that the world’s biggest tech companies have vowed to block. But two days after the shooting, the footage was still widely available online — just as the gunman had hoped, according to a screed he wrote beforehand, bringing more attention to his racist cause.”