Charles Lewis: Blurred Lines Between Truth and Spin
Fri, Jun 27 2014 - 12:00pm
Charles Lewis, Reporter; Founder, Center for Public Integrity; Author, 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity
Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting – Moderator
A government “of the people, by the people, for the people” assumes some sort of informed citizenry, but how many citizens feel accurately informed about what our leaders are up to? Unfortunately for citizens of the United States and throughout the world, distinguishing fact from fiction is more confusing than ever. In our present age, the line between truth and spin continues to blur dramatically. Addressing hot-button issues about the control, manipulation and misuse of information, Lewis reveals the many ways in which truth can be distorted by those groups and individuals wielding power.