Tag Archives: post-truth

As KGB propagandist Yuri Bezmenov warned in 1985, “Exposure to true information does not matter any more.” #CrowdStrike #Ukraine

Until he defected to Canada in the 1970’s, Yuri Bezmenov was a press officer for the Russian “news” agency RIA Novosti, running foreign propaganda campaigns on behalf of the KGB. Once free of the Soviet Union, Bezmenov made it his life’s work to inform those in non-Soviet bloc countries about the methods employed by the […]

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“Read the Transcript”

I don’t have a lot of time this morning, but I wanted to at least note how absolutely bewildering it is to me that Donald Trump continues to implore his followers to “read the transcript” when the document he’s referring to clearly demonstrates, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that military aid passed by Congress […]

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There’s nothing more surreal than watching Donald Trump in North Carolina, where Republicans have been found guilty of voter fraud, talking about illegal voting by Democrats in California, absent any evidence at all

Back during the 2018 midterm elections, a Republican by the name of Mark Harris won North Carolina’s 9th congressional district. The results of that election, however, were never certified, as it came to light shortly after Election Day that Harris had hired a political operative (and convicted felon) by the name of Leslie McCrae Dowless, […]

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Sharpiegate takes yet another turn, illustrating the threat to both science and reality under the Trump administration

Remember how we were talking a few days ago about Trump and his sharpie, and how, instead of just owning up to his misstatement about the path of Hurricane Dorian, he’d doubled down, restating the lie that he’d been told that the hurricane was headed for Alabama, and holding up a crudely doctored weather map […]

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Liars on the Storm

This past Sunday, Donald Trump repeatedly said in public statements that Alabama was in the path of Hurricane Dorian. He tweeted it. He said it at the White House. And he said it during his visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This, however, just wasn’t true. No one had forecast the hurricane making its […]

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