Karrin Vasby Anderson

Karrin Vasby Anderson

Professor of Communication Studies, Colorado State University


GOP ‘message laundering’ turns violent, extremist reactions into acceptable talking points

By: - August 16, 2022

After the FBI completed a lawful search of former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Aug. 8, 2022, conservative politicians responded with one of three strategies: silence, circumspection and attack. Many responses echoed Trump’s own framing of the search. In his Aug. 8 message he claimed his residence was “under siege, raided, and occupied by […]