The ART of the Canard
Original post made by Hal Bailey on Feb 11, 2008
We have laughed many times at "Just yell DUCK!" when we hear a canard. Not the French bird, but a false, baseless, usually derogatory story, report or rumor.
A canardenaire is an artist in full-employ at present because of this year of compaigns. It is artful to manufacture half truths and allow the audience to create the falsehood in their own minds.
We must question TRUTH in this year of campaigns and judge whether truth is commonly-held opinion mutually rationalized as fact. We must be alert to PRE-TRUTH as that which someone wants us to believe because we can make it TRUTH by believing it. We need to be very aware of POST-TRUTH as that which someone wants us to stop believing so it can be replaced with a canard.
Is reality only a process and do flocks of canards blur our vision?
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