Truth on trial: In a world of speed, will the courts go down?

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Truth on trial: In a world of speed, will the courts go down?
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Truth on trial: In a world of speed, will the courts go down?

Andy Kroll: Truth on Trial

Alice wouldn’t recognize America’s real-life tea party, which could hardly get madder (or so I say now). Instead of the Queen of Hearts — you know, the character in Alice in Wonderland who ordered the decapitation of the Mad Hatter — you’d have to start with…. hmmm, how would you even decide when the choices include Herschel Walker, Mehmet Oz, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Doug Mastriano, Kari Lake, Blake Masters, and… well, why even go on? You get it, don’t you? In fact, you couldn’t live in this country and not “get it” anymore.

Just for a moment — yes, right now — imagine that Walker, Oz, and Masters have actually made it into the U.S. Senate, that Sanders (and believe me, I don’t mean the all-too-sane Bernie), Lake, and Mastriano are the governors of Arkansas, Arizona, and Pennsylvania — and I haven’t even begun to mention potentially crucial state positions like Matthew DePerno as the Michigan attorney general or Jim Marchant (Nevada) and Kristina Karamo (Michigan) becoming secretaries of state, leaving them in possible control of future election ballot counts; and, mind you, all of the above is just to start down a list of the crew of Mad Hatters (or do I mean Mad Haters?) running for key posts in the increasingly (dis)United States of America.

Honestly, if you had told me about all this back in the days before computers, the Internet, or social media, when only birds tweeted and having your face in a book meant reading one, I would have laughed you out of the room. And I haven’t even mentioned something that once would have been beyond laughable and has, of course, already happened: the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. In fact, the only reason I can even imagine what it means to be a political reporter in this country today is because I know TomDispatch regular Andy Kroll, author of the new book on a country adrift in a universe of rumors, A Death on W Street: The Murder of Seth Rich and the Age of Conspiracy. Now, let him fill you in on what a total laggard the truth is in the world of American politics in 2022. Tom

Your Factoids Against Mine: In a World of Speed, Will the Courts Go Down?

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