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‘Post-truth’: a myth created by journalists?

Beckett, Charlie (2017) ‘Post-truth’: a myth created by journalists? POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (06 Jun 2017). Blog.

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Abstract

Post-truth: how bullshit conquered the world by James Ball Post-truth: the new war on truth and how to fight back by Matthew d’Ancona John Lloyd has already reviewed these two books better than I could have done. I share his view that the existential threat of ‘fake news’ is sometimes exaggerated and that we’ve been in informational crises before. If Hillary Clinton had won the electoral college and if one in twenty Leave voters had stayed at home, then I wonder if these books would have been published. This is essentially a liberal moral panic. But as Rahm Emanuel said, ‘never let a serious crisis go to waste”.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2017 12:06
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2017 12:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80363

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