True enough : learning to live in a post-fact society / Farhad Manjoo.
By: Manjoo, Farhad.Material type: TextPublisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2008Description: v, 250 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780470050101 (cloth); 0470050101 (cloth).Subject(s): Mass media -- Objectivity -- United States | Mass media -- Political aspects -- United States | Journalism -- Objectivity -- United States | Journalism -- Political aspects -- United States | Conspiracies -- United States | Truthfulness and falsehood -- United StatesDDC classification: 177/.3 LOC classification: P96.O242 | U65 2008
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-243) and index.
Introduction: Why facts no longer matter -- "Reality" is splitting -- The new tribalism : swift boats and the power of choosing -- Trusting your senses : selective perception and 9/11 -- Questionable expertise : the stolen election and the men who push it -- The twilight of objectivity, or what's the matter with Lou Dobbs? -- "Truthiness" everywhere -- Epilogue: Living in a world without trust.
Manjoo presents findings from psychology, sociology, political science, and economics to show how new technologies are prompting the cultural ascendancy of belief over facts.