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Crimcast is a virtual resource devoted to critical conversations about criminology and criminal justice issues. Our blogposts, twitter feeds, podcasts and other content provide an overview of trends, research, commentary and events of interest to criminal justice practitioners, academics and the general public. CrimCast is sponsored by The Center for Crime and Popular Culture, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY.

Media Manipulation and the "Post-Truth" Approach to Information

Nickie Phillips

Join Jason Stanley, distinguished professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, and a leading epistemologist, in a lecture and discussion about media manipulation and the right-wing "post-truth" approach to information.  In a series of New York Times articles, Stanley has described the current social  "...expectation... [that] any statement made either by a politician or by a media outlet is a false ideological distortion."  This fundamental lack of faith in political statements has devolved into a lack of public accountability: do individuals no longer blame politicians for making false claims or peddling inconsistent political messages ("flip-flopping")?    When?  Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, 1:40 p.m.

Where?  Rm. L.61 of the "new building" at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 W. 59th St., New York, NY

Lecture sponsored by the Philosophy Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.