Thomas Fitzgerald on The Politics of Phoney Outrage:
It seems the “in thing” to do lately is bash Apple for non-existent threats to freedom that the company is supposedly perpetrating. People from left and right across the web are taking minor issues and blowing them out of all proportion to create this false sense of “outrage” against some perceived threat from the cupertino company. It seems the politics of “phoney outrage” has become so prevalent in the world of political discourse that it’s seeping into the mindset of everyone with an axe to grind.
Well put. It isn’t just the pseudo outrage aimed at Apple or Facebook or the media. It’s outrage without reasonable thought or perspective that is particularly dangerous.