Lies, Incorporated: how big business has created 'alternative facts' for decades

By Norman Abjorensen
Updated April 24 2018 - 8:51pm, first published March 6 2017 - 8:39pm

It's become fashionable to speak of "post-truth politics" and the "post-factual era". And while that memorable utterance from the Trump White House alerting us to the existence of "alternative facts" had all the shock value of a seismic shift, the reality is that blatant public falsification has been with us for some time, quietly developing to its current malignant state.

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