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."
The contemporary origin of the term is attributed to blogger David Roberts who used the term in 2010 in a column for Grist. 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.
Hummingbirds please sign and share... It is with great sadness that I can report that the merciless and consistent bombings in Eastern Aleppo is preventing any aid getting in. The result = 250,000 people including 100,000 children face imminent starvation..... by Christmas. Please Sign and Share this petition with everyone you know xxxx
How are citizen journalists, activists and the NATO & Gulf state funded terrorist support group, the White Helmets able to leave and re-enter East Aleppo to and from Turkey?
If there is no movement to and from East Aleppo, how did Netflix manage to make an entire documentary, without leaving Turkey, based upon the exploits of this multi-million NATO & Gulf state-funded, fraudulent, first responder group, embedded inside Nusra Front and ISIS held territory, if they were not able to leave East Aleppo to provide them with the “award winning” film footage?
Not forgetting that Democracy Now!supported the White Helmets without question, despite the daily mounting evidence of their role as a terrorist support group inside Syria, producing the fabricated evidence needed to faciliate greater US coalition intervention and enabling calls for a No Fly Zone, widely recognised as a declaration of war with Russia to be fought on Syrian soil.
They fund IS so doubtful if they spray their strongholds of Mosul, Raqqa, Saudi Arabia etc etc with these chemtrails, If they do, they certainly aren't working! The bigger question is what are they putting in the now global chemtrail spraying besides potash, lithium and aluminium?
We regret and are disappointed by some delegations’ unwillingness to support the draft resolution submitted by Russia and a group of co-authors, which is growing with every passing year. Their attempts to explain their position by concern for the freedom of expression do not appear convincing, to put it mildly.
Stephen Hawking is just being used to increase spending on space exploration, if you don't understand that you are as deluded as a liberal Clinton fan. If supposedly the most intelligent man on earth says we are all doomed people are going to listen, and do anything for their selfish genes to survive. Primarily this involves condoning unlimited resources for space programs, money that should be spent on sustainable earth projects such as solar power, education (especially of women) and on how to have pleasure without plundering or getting off on literally staring in to space.
So if you fancy a future where we'd all be better off, not just people who have no interest in life on a great planet, what you gonna do about it?
This is exactly why so called liberals bare a huge responsibility for current global turmoil. Trying to make big issues out of extreme micro incidents like this, then giving the green light to destroy the middle east etc etc by turning a blind eye to it, or voting in Neocon puppets like Bush, Obama and thankfully not HRC. In summary you've 'fought' and settled for the right to marry a coloured but-plug etc etc at the expense of the global genocidic macro racism you've nurtured.
Despite every major MP saying The BREXIT vote would result in us leaving the EU and Single Market, Robert Peston told Nigel Farage he was wrong to say that they did say it.
Bizarrely, Peston then re-posted a Nigel Farage tweet containing a video montage of all the leading MPs confirming Farage's facts; accompanied with text saying it was hilarious that Farage is quoting Cameron to back his facts.
There is nothing hilarious about it though, just extremely basic plain facts that somehow baffled ITV's main political analyst.
This came the day after he talked of Russia' expansionism as if it was true, and a real threat to the British Public (which obviously they have to say and keep repeating or be sacked); but its just more proof we don't have journalists anymore (except for whistle blowers), just really stupid people who do exactly what they are told - all machines malfunction and break down eventually though!