Andrew Fiala / Why it’s easy to believe the political lie - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

Andrew Fiala / Why it’s easy to believe the political lie

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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012 12:01 am

Politicians are adept at exaggeration and obfuscation. They spin the truth, occasionally telling outright lies. Large numbers of people then repeat the latest political hogwash, forwarding it, posting it and replicating it in the media echo chamber. With enough reverberation, even obvious humbug can sound like truth.

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