You can either email me or continue the conversation here. But I urge you to immediately delete that article or to completely rewrite it. You are wrong to say that the Trump problem is one of media framing. Dead wrong. And your urging of apathy is more than merely shocking.

I’m sorry you find that truthful news about Trump’s evil is upsetting. You need to work hard to learn that your sensibilities don’t matter. The media is truthfully reporting (for example) that the Trump Administration has ripped thousands of families apart, and that Steven Miller is working to start the process all over again.

Trump denies it, but the Washington Post reports credibly that such plans actually exist.




I think those people are hurting a good deal more than your sensibilities.

Trump and his people have systematically dismantled legal protections for LGBTQ people. Violence rates against LGBTQ people in the US have skyrocketed.

Given Trump’s constant dog whistling to white supremacists/nationalists, violence against people of color is also skyrocketing. White nationalists have become outspoken, bold, and proud.

They march openly in our streets.

The problem is not that the media is truthfully reporting how terrifying and evil Trump is, but that his terror and evil are becoming increasingly normalized. People are getting used to it and accepting it.

You’re one of those people.

You just write an article suggesting that people get even more used to Trump by seeing him as a sick, confused old man.


What in the name of all that’s decent, moral, and good did you think you were accomplishing?

Again, we need to fight Trump tooth and nail, with all our hearts and souls, not apologize for him the way you’re doing.

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