The post-mortem on the year of post-truth

2016 is the year when the truth became expendable, but you have to hope we will learn the error of our ways

23rd December, 2016

In the profile section of his Twitter feed, the radio presenter Seán Moncrieff offers his followers a short description of himself, which begins with the line: “Will retweet for cash.”

Known for his sardonic approach to radio presenting, Moncrieff’s sentence is clearly a gag, a witticism in line with his genial brand of presenting.

Unfortunately, as we near the end of 2016, Moncrieff’s self-depiction is coming to seem less...

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