Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Welcome to the Post-truth world - The rise of the factless feckless scum #ffs

‘Post-truth’ named 2016 word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries

Post-truth politics

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Post-truth politics (also called post-factual politics) is a political culture in which debate is framed largely by appeals to emotion disconnected from the details of policy, and by the repeated assertion of talking points to which factual rebuttals are ignored. Post-truth differs from traditional contesting and falsifying of truth by rendering it of "secondary" importance. According to Oxford Dictionaries, the term post-truth was first used in a 1992 essay by the late Serbian-American playwright Steve Tesich in The Nation. Tesich, writing about the Iran–Contra scandal and the Persian Gulf War, said that "we, as a free people, have freely decided that we want to live in some post-truth world."[1]
The contemporary origin of the term is attributed to blogger David Roberts who used the term in 2010 in a column for Grist.[2][3][4] Political commentators have identified post-truth politics as ascendant in American, Australian, British, Indian and Turkish politics, as well as in other areas of debate, driven by a combination of the 24-hour news cycle, false balance in news reporting, and the increasing ubiquity of social media.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

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Welcome to the world of the BBC, JKRowling and all those who promote feelings and ignore facts!

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