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Re: <nettime> John Harris: Liberals can’t hope to beat Trump until they
Patrice Riemens on Mon, 4 Sep 2017 11:21:46 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> John Harris: Liberals can’t hope to beat Trump until they truly understand him (Guardian)

On 2017-09-01 01:06, Morlock Elloi wrote:
Guardian is getting sophisticated, one has to scan 2/3rds of the
article before the obvious sleight of hand:

First, as evidenced by credible academic studies, many voters’ recognition
of his lies does not seem to weaken their support for him.

The bs implication here is that the current POTUS lies more than the
previous 44, and that this curiously elevated level of lying prompted
multiple credible academics to engage in credible studies of this
singular lying, and they all came to same conclusions.

The wholesale corruption of academia by the neoliberal left is not
corruption any more, it's a standard. The Guardian does not need
invoke 'experts' for the daily propaganda: now it can invoke the real
thing, the 'academics.'

Funky academics bashing, Morlock, but fact remains that Trump lies are different, because totally blatant, upfront, and devoid of any pretense to be thruthful. The lies of 44 previous presidents had to be lengthily cooked (nowadays 'spon') to give them at least some appearance of truth/facts. Trump dispenses with all these niceties. Whether you find this shocking or normal is up to you.
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