The COVID-19 crisis once again has us challenging the idea of truth when it comes to Trump, trials by social media, and the true cost of fake news.
Megan Powell du Toit and Michael Jensen firmly believe the question, ‘What is truth?’ is no longer something for lecturers in post-modernism to amuse themselves with.
In this episode, the With All Due Respect team tackle the post-truth world we find ourselves in.
Starting with our favourite, ‘You did what now??’ segment, Michael explains why he just had to be publicly offended by President Donald Trump in the Sydney Morning Herald. Then Megan and Michael discuss the issue and ethics of truth online. And for a big finish, it’s time to chime in on the new HBO documentary After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News, which has a perfect score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
WHAT IS WITH ALL DUE RESPECT?
Less aggro, more conversation.
Is it even possible to have a deep discussion without it descending into chaos? Michael Jensen and Megan Powell du Toit think yes, and want to show the rest of us how to do it.
There’s plenty of things they disagree on: free will, feminism, where you should send your kids to school and what type of church you should go to. But there are also plenty of other things that they have in common. They want to talk about all these things with conviction. But they also want the conversation to be constructive. Tune in to find out if that’s possible.