Morford’s ‘Outrage Fatigue’

“I know how it is.”, Mark Morford begins, “You’ve had it up to here. There are only so many stories about blood and death and pain you can take….”

“Your nerves are raw and your heart is tired and the media will just not shut the hell up already….”

“It is outrage fatigue, and it is epidemic.

“It’s that feeling that we are being hammered unlike any time in recent history with so many appalling and disgusting and violently un-American incidents and scandals and manipulations that our b.s.-detectors are smoking like an old V-8 engine on a hot summer’s day and it’s all we can do to get up every day without screaming.

“What’s more, it’s not the mere quantity of moral insults, either. It’s the bizarre absurdity of the subject matter, the things we are being forced to consider, or reconsider, that seem to make it all so horrific.

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“Smart, informed outrage engages you and fires your heart, your mind. It is fuel.”