Citizen Action Monitor

The Mueller hearing confirms that Americans are living in a fact-free, post-truth era

Both parties filter Mueller’s testimony through their own ideological frames of reference, and viewers’ choice of news source determines the “facts” they get. No 2496 Posted by fw, July 27, … Continue reading

July 27, 2019

Our beliefs are so powerful that we cling to them even in the face of undeniable facts – Nate Hagens (10)

“We evolved to be wrong. And we have a lot of blind spots about our physical world.” No 2293 Posted by fw, June 8, 2018 To access links to all … Continue reading

June 8, 2018

The inherent contradictions of truth

We say we value truth but favour our own version of it No 569 Posted by fw September 16, 2012 “There are no facts, only interpretations.”  ―Friedrich Nietzsche Continuing with … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why Truth Matters

No 568 Posted by fw September 15, 2012 “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” ―Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 2, 1926-29 In my post The politics of flagrant lying … Continue reading

September 15, 2012 · Leave a comment