Post truth

Relating to a situation in which people are more likely to accept an argument based on their emotions and beliefs, rather than one based on facts:

The referendum was the first major vote in the era of post-truth politics.
He dubs the current administration a ” post-truth” White House.

Cambridge Dictionary

Sometimes we come to the wrong conclusions because we are not asking the right questions

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In this post-truth era, science is needed more than ever.
The world has entered an era of post-truth politics.
His lecture was entitled “Fake News in a Post-truth World”.

Cambridge Dictionary

Post-truth: ADJECTIVE

Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.

‘in this era of post-truth politics, it’s easy to cherry-pick data and come to whatever conclusion you desire’

‘some commentators have observed that we are living in a post-truth age’

Oxford Dictionary


To represent something: The colour red is used to denote passion or danger.

Cambridge dictionary

De website gaat over één kwestie, de paradox dat Liam Allan als criminologie student – met uitstraling, maturiteit en ondersteuning – in een rechtszaak terecht kwam, die niet op hem van toepassing was en er slechts per toeval, ter elfder ure uitgeraakte, na een kruisweg van twee jaar, als gevolg van disfuncties – o.a. “disclosure of information”.

Al het overige in de website is ter illustratie van de zich niet voor te stellen disfuncties.

Het kan niet dat iemand ‘out of the bleu’ zomaar kan beschuldigd worden van iets die zijn natuur niet is.
Beschuldigd worden van iets die a priori absurd is.

De website gaat over de kwestie op papier, die als twee druppels water identiek is aan wat Liam Allan overkwam.


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Alan Rusbridger: Fact vs fiction

HARDtalk 11-01-2021

Stephen Sackur interviews Alan Rusbridger, former editor of The Guardian and now a member of Facebook’s Oversight Board. The Covid-19 pandemic is a test of global public health systems, but it also presents a profound challenge to our media and information networks. How do we ensure that fact prevails over fiction?

1 Salman Rushdie on gender, fake news and Trump – BBC Newsnight

7 okt. 2017

In his latest book, The Golden House, Salman Rushdie describes an Indian family fleeing to a new life in America. It’s a novel that explores and explodes identity – of race and gender, and it’s a novel that begins in the era of Obama and ends in the era of Trump. He speaks to Emily Maitlis.
Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs TV programme – with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.


7 sep. 2017

Renowned author Sir Salman Rushdie needs little introduction as we enjoy his latest novel The Golden House early September 2017. His twelve novels include Midnight’s Children (1981 Booker Prize winner and winner of the Best of the Booker—a public vote for the best in the award’s history), Haroun and the Sea of StoriesShame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Luka and the Fire of Life, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, Luka and the Fire of Life, and Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights. He has also published non-fiction works and a collection of short stories and has co-edited two anthologies. 
Sir Salman is a Fellow of the British Royal Society of Literature and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He holds the rank of Commandeur in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France’s highest artistic honour). His numerous awards and honours also include honorary doctorates and fellowships at six European and six American universities. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997. He is an Honorary Professor at M.I.T and a Distinguished Professor at Emory University. He is currently a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.
Please see his full bio here:…
It is an honour to share my conversation with Sir Salman Rushdie.
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3 The Real Cost of Conviction | James Moody | TEDxMarthasVineyard

Gepubliceerd op 30 sep. 2015

In this harrowing tale of crime and punishment, public defender James Moody describes the devastating consequences of being convicted for something as simple as driving with a suspended license and what we can do about it. 
James graduated cum laude from NYU School of Law and became a public defender in Miami, Florida. After litigating hundreds of cases at the trial level, James found his home in the appellate department, where he focused on sentencing proportionality issues, specifically related to juveniles convicted of murder. His case regarding the imposition of sex offender status upon defendant acquitted by a jury is currently under decision by the Supreme Court of Florida. 
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

4 Crushed Pearl Necklace Prank



6 apr. 2011


Woman asks for some help with her pearl necklace which breaks and is then crushed by the jerk worker and his crush machine. A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags. The funny hidden camera pranks show for the whole family. Juste pour rire les gags, l’émission de caméra caché la plus comique de la télé!