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Gaslighting in American politics: The line between disagreement and lies

Mar 9, 2017

The term "gaslighting" comes from the 1944 film "Gaslight," about an abusive husband who secretly manipulates the lighting in his house in order to drive his wife mad. It has been used more recently to refer to a political phenomenon involving the dissemination of untruths to an extent that causes the public to doubt truth from falsehood.

University of Washington professors Christopher Sebastian Parker and David Domke joined Wellspring Family Services vice president R. Keith Myers to discuss the question: Is President Trump gaslighting us? They spoke at Town Hall Seattle on February 27. Sonya Harris recorded the conversation. 

Please note: This recording contains unedited language of an adult nature.

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