The Rise of Political Lying
Post-truth, fake news – when did it all really start?
Being ‘economical with the truth’ has become almost a jokey euphemism for the political lie – a cosy insider’s phrase for the disingenuousness that is now accepted as part and parcel of political life.
But as we face the third term of a government that has elevated this kind of economics almost to an art form, is it now time to question the creeping invasion of falsehood? What does the rise of the political lie say about our society? At what point, if we have not reached it already, will we cease to believe a word politicians say?