The Weightlessness Of Truth
Today's theme is about truth.
Roger Cohen asks us to look inward at our complicity -- the media included -- when he laments our obsession to follow seductive, yet empty leaders down a primrose path. Truth no longer seems to have meaning in our social-media-driven democracy. Before assuming that Trump supporters and conspiracy theorists are to blame for our current condition, ask yourself whether leaders like our President Trump are the antithesis of our values or a reflection of them.
The attorneys representing the Sandy Hook families who sued Alex Jones for repeatedly and falsely claiming the killings were staged, released the deposition to the public last week. It's funny how powerless and silly Jones looked when he could no longer control the narrative.
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- Roger Cohen - Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times and author of The Girl from Human Street: A Jewish Family Odyssey (@NYTimesCohen)
- Charlie Warzel - Opinion writer-at-large for the New York Times (@cwarzel)
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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.