The age of disinformation

One of the top stories on right wing talk radio yesterday (with mentions on NPR and in the New York Times) was the fact that Hillary Clinton did not leave a tip at a restaraunt. I suspect that this has now been enshrined into conventional wisdom on the right, and will be one of those anecdotes which the candidate will never, ever be rid of.

Well, big effing surprise: like pretty much everything else you might hear on right wing talk radio, it was not only untrue, it was demonstrably untrue.

It’s a strange age we live in. To paraphrase Mark Twain, in the time it takes the truth to boot up a browser for a Google search, a lie can circle the globe several times over.