Saturday, October 03, 2015

Truth And The Lack Thereof

Hullabaloo "Truth Is No Longer An American Value":

...It reveals "a structure of thought," as Perlstein once put it that Steven Colbert's faux-conservative parodied with "truthiness," that "quality of seeming or being felt to be true, even if not necessarily true." For the Fiorinas, the Trumps and their followers reality is now as bendable as Dali's clocks. It bends according to the tribal affiliations of the person making the truth claims. "True facts" support their underlying ideology. These they open wide for. Garden-variety facts are suspect, and they clamp their mouths shut like toddlers to strained spinach.

Truthiness is not funny anymore.

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