Spin doctor – Mainly disapproving
Someone whose job is to make ideas, events, etc. seem better than they really are, especially in politics
31 aug. 2018
For leaders like Trump and Putin, telling big lies isn’t about persuasion — it’s about power.
At first glance, US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin seem to have wildly different communication styles. But what they share is a tendency to repeat big, obvious lies — a tactic researchers have dubbed the “firehose of falsehood.” Whether it’s lying about Russian troops in Crimea or falsely claiming millions of people voted illegally during the 2016 election, both leaders demonstrate a kind of shamelessness when it comes to telling and retelling big lies. And that’s because firehosing isn’t actually about persuasion. It’s about power.
21 dec. 2017
The scariest part of Trump’s first year as president isn’t how abnormal he is, it’s how normal he makes everything else look by comparison.
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