The Guardian looks at the recent brexit campaign in the UK and the US presidential campaign of the neo fascist Donald Trump and wonders how such campaigns have so easily been able to get away with telling such naked lies?
To understand such things all we need to do is look at the grim lessons of history. In the 1930s in europe someone even more right wing than Farage and Trump boasted 'the bigger the
lie the more people will believe it'. All the likes of Farage, Johnson,Trump et al have done is put Goebbel's old maxim into ugly practice.Of course Goebbel's got away with it because he was the propaganda
minister in a totalitarian state - Farage, Johnson and Trump get away
with it because the media in the US and UK is largely controlled by
right wing billionaires like Rupert Murdoch. Someone who is only too happy to repeat and promote the lies of right wing bigots and demonise and smear their opponents via his outlets like Fox news in the States and 'The Scum' newspaper in the UK.