Check out Lorie Byrd’s column in today’s Washington Examiner. She writes that assertions have taken the place of truth in political discourse, undermining our ability to civilly argue and debate facts.
When assertion replaces truth, language no longer has definite meaning assigned to it, and civility becomes a thing of nostalgia, the table is set for a dysfunctional debate that not only fails to educate the public, but misleads and misinforms them continually. Just as those in the new media forced those at CBS to confront the truth of their fake documents, those interested in preserving truth in our political debate have many battles to fight in the days to come.
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