The War on Truth

(The Intercept) – Mattathias Schwartz:

Our political culture has come to accept certain abuses of the truth as normal.

Today, if you want to use your official position to slander Edward Snowden, or to claim that only three men were waterboarded at Guantánamo, or to argue against the release of 28 pages of a publicly funded report on the 9/11 attacks, the worst that most newspapers will do is quote someone who disagrees with you. Senior official says X, some critics say Y. This is stenography, and for those interested in figuring out how we came to inhabit a post-fact world, this might be one place to begin. …

theintercept 2016/09/26 he-didnt-start-it

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