The Illusory Truth Effect: How Millions Were Duped By Russiagate

by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society March 27, 2019 “Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy,” reads the front page headline of Sunday’s New York Times. Bit by bit, mainstream American consciousness is slowly coming to terms with the death of the thrilling conspiracy theory that the highest levels of the US government had been infiltrated by the Kremlin, … Continue reading The Illusory Truth Effect: How Millions Were Duped By Russiagate

It’s Time for the Press to Evolve

by George Lakoff Dec 19, 2018 FrameLab: How To Protect the Truth Attacks on the free press, and constant lying by political leaders, aren't just happening here in the United States. These tactics are also being used by authoritarian leaders in other countries who are taking power using the same tactics as Trump. These leaders … Continue reading It’s Time for the Press to Evolve

Your Brain Gives Up When Discerning Truth From Lies Gets Too Hard

Unfortunately, it’s no contest. Here’s what psychology tells us about life under a leader totally indifferent to the truth. by Maria Konnikova Politico All presidents lie. Richard Nixon said he was not a crook, yet he orchestrated the most shamelessly crooked act in the modern presidency. Ronald Reagan said he wasn’t aware of the Iran-Contra deal; there’s … Continue reading Your Brain Gives Up When Discerning Truth From Lies Gets Too Hard

Has the Trump Administration Changed the Way My Brain Works?

If I spend enough of my lived experience fighting my way out of lies, I might find myself too exhausted to receive the truth when I'm done. by HANIF ABDURRAQIB Pacific Standard NOV 16, 2018 Donald Trump's longstanding tug-of-war with the media ratcheted up last week, with CNN's White House reporter Jim Acosta as Trump's latest target. During a … Continue reading Has the Trump Administration Changed the Way My Brain Works?

Two Years in, Trump Can Still Count on News Media to Do His Bidding

"During the year preceding the Nov 8, 2016 election, Donald Trump bypassed paid advertising to bask in the attention and validation of an unpaid 24-hour news cycle. Trump’s free media segments comprised  $5 billion in media value  from the preceding 12-month period. by George Lakoff Oct 28, 2018 Two years in, Trump and his right wing extremists still count on … Continue reading Two Years in, Trump Can Still Count on News Media to Do His Bidding