Political lies nothing new, and media were accomplices until Trump came along
For too long, media and politicians, in spite of their apparent public dislike, have operated in cahoots, dishing out half-truths, encouraging distrust, and inoculating into the public opinion a vaccine that has immunized people from lies.
Why does Donald Trump lie? Because he can, and get away with it, writes Angelo Persichilli. Photograph by Gage Skidmore