“Performative Outrage”. The dominant tactic for many politicians, particularly the extremists, Social Media, and late-night talk show hosts. Also, some tabloid political video blogs that may have at one time been news companies, like CNN. The definition is to demonstrate outrage to get others to pick up their pitchforks, rhetorically speaking, and scream loudly to get lots of claps and “ya, YA, What you said!!”. Performance. The sad part is that so many are duped by this manipulative outrage ploy. Don’t be a dupe and let your emotions get manipulated. Investigate beyond the top line or the clever confidentially delivered verbal ploy.