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In our post-truth era, how we view reality is more important than ever

Originally published January 3, 2019 at 7:00 am Updated January 8, 2019 at 8:44 pm

By Jon Talton


Last year, the president’s defender Rudy Giuliani went full Orwell when he declared on national television that “Truth isn’t truth,” and objective facts are “in the eye of the beholder.”

Such language epitomizes the era of President Donald Trump, who has told thousands of lies in office as regularly as a normal person says “hello,” and has demonized inconvenient facts as “fake news.”

Politicians frequently spin or shade issues or events to their advantage. But the wholesale denial of objective reality is something new, especially from the highest elected official in the land.

https://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/in-our-new-post-truth-era-the-way-we-view-reality-is-more-important-than-ever/
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Re: In our post-truth era, how we view reality is more important than ever
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 11:14:28 AM »
In our post-truth era, truth is supposed to be accepted as anything liberals claim it is. :bs:
“A society does not ever die ‘from natural causes’, but always dies from suicide or murder – and nearly always from the former….”
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Re: In our post-truth era, how we view reality is more important than ever
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 11:23:14 AM »

Fake news! Climate change is a hoax! Vaccines are evil! And other disturbing (and increasingly common) attacks on reason


Long before these, we had "fetuses are not human, socialism (progressivism) is compassionate, oral sex is not sex, if you like your health care you can keep your health care" etc.  When all the lies were on the left it was considered "the audacity of hope."

Now that the right has its own hyperbole, the left is suddenly indignant.   :shrug:
"She only coughs when she lies."

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Re: In our post-truth era, how we view reality is more important than ever
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 08:36:45 PM »
From the article:
Such language epitomizes the era of President Donald Trump, who has told thousands of lies in office as regularly as a normal person says “hello,”

No need to read beyond that point.


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