THE MEDIA AND public reaction to the Virginia Tech shooting is an example of what is wrong with the world.

No mention was made of the fact that someone or many people must have mistreated the shooter since childhood to create such rage.

No mention of the fact that many of his complaints were valid.

There is no spirit of remorse or repentance at Virginia Tech about the school's weaknesses.

No mention was made of the fact that the shooter was being gossipped about, laughed at, and ridiculed by cruel Virginia Tech students and faculty for years.

This may have pushed him over the edge.

The president of Virginia Tech learned nothing - nothing - from the incident.

The first thing he does after the incident is to invite or allow George Bush - one of the worst mass murderers in history - to speak at the school.

The simplistic and one-dimensional coverage of the Virginia Tech incident by the media demonstrates how the press has destroyed the world.

Edward T. O'Donnell Jr.

Wilmington, Del.