Confected outrage in the media (MSM and Social Media) is simply a way of narrowing the political debate closer to the Woke PC model.
What the Lefties can’t win at elections they try to achieve through word and thought control.
Always remember that offense is a choice. Some people just laugh, others ignore what’s been said, some might agree or disagree, some cry home to mummy, and others pursue confected outrage for political purposes.
It’s their choice.