a post-truth world?

03/28/2017 — Leave a comment

Chuck Todd on Meet the Press recently referred to the 2016 Presidential campaign as happening in the “post-truth world.”  Add this to the post-church world and the post-modern world, and what you have is a whole new world. Get on board, or not.

The very idea of a post-truth world sets my teeth on edge. Isn’t this a bit hyperbolic? There’s nothing new about news people making stuff up, right? Remember the Maine! (Citizen Kane) Boy sportscaster Ronald Reagan making up baseball play-by-play from newswire transmissions. Hildy Johnson (The Front Page) made up the news at a screwball pace.

Nonetheless, the very idea that Wayne’s World (Albania edition) is pumping out fake news just for kicks, and we’re buying it, is a bit much…isn’t it?

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