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Author Bomey, Nathan, author.

Title After the fact : the erosion of truth and the inevitable rise of Donald Trump / Nathan Bomey.

Publication Info. Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2018.
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  071.3 BOM    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  071.3 BOM    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  071.3 BOM    AVAILABLE
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Description 270 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-253) and index.
Summary Award-winning journalist Nathan Bomey argues that Trump did not usher the post-truth era into being. He was its inevitable outcome. Bomey points to recent trends that have created the perfect seedbed for spin, distortion, deception, and bald-faced lies: shifting news habits, the rise of social media, the spread of entrenched ideologies, and the failure of schools to teach basic critical-thinking skills The evidence supporting the author's argument is all around us: On Facebook, we present images of our lives that ignore the truth and intentionally deceive our friends and family. We consume fake news stories online and carelessly circulate false rumors. In politics, we vote for leaders who leverage political narratives that favor ideology over science. And in our schools, we fail to teach students how to authenticate information. After the Fact explores how the convergence of technology, politics, and media has ushered in the misinformation age, sidelining the truth and threatening our core principle of community.
Subject Journalism -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Journalism -- Political aspects -- United States.
Journalism -- Objectivity -- United States.
Social media -- Political aspects -- United States.
ISBN 9781633883772 (hardback)
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