Bogus Factoids not New in American Politics
February 10, 2016
The movie was “Joe” in 1970, and it made Peter Boyle and Susan Sarandon famous.
One of the key lines was revealing in that it shows how right wing invented “facts” are not a new feature of American politics – they’ve just been turbo-boosted by the Fox News echo chamber. In an updated version, the character would more likely be saying, “The world hasn’t warmed in 18 years. Ted Cruz has the satellite data.”