Impressionable people

If there is a danger that impressionable people might confuse vivid metaphors with reality, then there is one more risk that should be named. One of the easily led people consuming these deceptions sits in the Oval Office. Political commentators once speculated whether Henry Kissinger was manipulating President Richard M. Nixon. Now we are left to wonder whether Trump is unduly influenced by the cast of Fox & Friends.” The president is a Fox News addict, who sometimes prefers the views of ideological balloon figures to the testimony of government experts …

It is a sad thing when a president manipulates the public. It is a sad and scary thing when the president is manipulated by people with a vested interest in cultivating crisis.

Michael Gerson

February 26, 2019


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