Seems familiar, doesn't it?
Without getting into particulars, I'm very familiar these tactics and the entire Trump presidency has been entirely triggering to many of us who have struggled to overcome being abused and to learn to place boundaries for your own emotional and mental health.
I hear the nagging question you ask inside your head a few hundred times a day: “Is it me, or has a huge portion of this country lost its mind?”
It isn’t you.
You’re quite fine, and this is of course both good and terrible news—because of what it says about you and about the place you find yourself.
The fact that you see how wrong this all is, means your faculties are intact, your mind is fully right, and your heart is working properly. It’s all confirmation that you still have a soul doing what souls are supposed to do: keeping you deeply human in profoundly inhumane times.
This is why you need to hold tightly to that soul because it is more rare and valuable than ever.It’s why you need to embrace this holy unrest in the center of your belly; because it is the greatest weapon against the present epidemic of apathy.
It’s why you can’t allow your right mind to make peace with such abject madness.
Gotta tell you, it's not a comfortable feeling knowing that all of these media outlets are enabling this kind of manipulation and abusive tactics.
ABC's "This Week" - Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J.; "Me Too" founder Tarana Burke and Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.). Panel: Matthew Dowd, Karen Finney, “FOX & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade, Roland Martin, and former Trump White House Deputy Chief of Staff Kate Walsh Shields.
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. Jan Rader, fire chief of Huntington, W.Va. Panel: Al Cardenas, Eliana Johnson; Chris Matthews, and Amy Walter.
CBS' "Face the Nation" - Christie; Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Susan Collins, R-Maine; Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J. Jon Baptiste. Panel: Ben Domenech of The Federalist, Ruth Marcus and David Nakamura of The Washington Post and Julie Pace of The Associated Press.
CNN's "State of the Union" - Christie; Sen. Angus King, I-Maine. Panel: former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich.; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.; Charlie Sykes; and Nina Turner.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - William Browder, founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management; Larry Summers, former treasury secretary (Clinton administration) and former director of the National Economic Council (Obama administration); Kevin Hassett, chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (Trump administration); Walter Isaacson, professor at Tulane University and author of “Leonardo da Vinci.”
CNN's "Reliable Sources" - Carl Bernstein, CNN political analyst; Bruce Bartlett, author of “The Truth Matters”; Oliver Darcy of CNN; Jessica Valenti, columnist at US Guardian and author of “Sex Object”; Jake Sherman of Politico and co-author of “Playbook”; Manu Raju of CNN; Jeff Fager, executive producer of “60 Minutes” and author of “Fifty Years of 60 Minutes.”
"Fox News Sunday" - Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio; Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. Actors Miles Teller and Jason Hall. Panel: Mike Needham, Heritage Action for America; Jane Harman, former U.S. congresswoman; Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary; and Mo Elleithee, former DNC communications director.
So, what's catching your eye this morning?