The Gaslighting of the American People

by Caroline Breashears
The American Institute for Economic Research

You’ve heard it before: you’re the victim of political gaslighting. Depending on the news source, the villain might be President Trump, or Governor Cuomo, or Senator Sanders, or Gambian President Barrow. But gaslighted you are.

How are you “gaslighted?” A narcissistic leader and his supporters have persuaded you to believe what you know to be false. This is not just politricks as usual: it’s an assault on your sense of reality. And you know that because journalists have told you so.

You hear it so often that you might even suspect you are being gaslighted into believing you are gaslighted. After all, many of these articles are hit pieces on politicians, not defenses of your right to transparency from government servants.

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