Samir’s Selection 02/06/2017 (a.m.)

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    All administrations lie, but what we are seeing here is an attack on credibility itself.

    The Russian dissident and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov drew upon long familiarity with that process when he tweeted: “The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.”

    Mr. Kasparov grasps that the real threat is not merely that a large number of Americans have become accustomed to rejecting factual information, or even that they have become habituated to believing hoaxes. The real danger is that, inundated with “alternative facts,” many voters will simply shrug, asking, “What is truth?” — and not wait for an answer.

    tags: lie deception propaganda politics USpolitics truth publicopinion perception apathy DonaldTrump Orwell Kasparov debate persuasion mediaindustry conservative

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