The Economist : Yes, I’d lie to you
Mensonges et post-vérité, un autre article à ajouter,
celui publié par The Economist 10.09.2016
« Right now, it pays to be outrageous, but not to be truthful »
Dishonesty in politics is nothing new; but the manner in which some politicians now lie,
and the havoc they may wreak by doing so, are worrying
« There is a strong case that, in America and elsewhere, there is a shift towards a politics in which feelings trump facts more freely and with less resistance than used to be the case. Helped by new technology, a deluge of facts and a public much less given to trust than once it was, some politicians are getting away with a new depth and pervasiveness of falsehood. If this continues, the power of truth as a tool for solving society's problems could be lastingly reduced ».
Trump est cité à plusieurs reprises, tout comme Poutine et son entourage.
« Whatever Mr Trump comes up with next,
with or without him in the White House,
post-truth politics will be with us for some time to come ».