Archive for November, 2015

Carson’s and Ted Cruz’s stump stories may not be true, but they paint a portrait that helps listeners understand how the presidential hopefuls view themselves

Source: Ben Carson’s lies reveal a fundamental truth about candidates’ tall tales | Mike Daisey | Comment is free | The Guardian

The problem with stories provided as myth is that they are frequently presented as fact. They reflect a willingness of candidates to accept mythical storytelling to support beliefs/positions that are without merit. When myths are presented as fact, they hinder uncovering of deeper truths more difficult to accept. In an election season, a lack of distinction between truth and myth is crucial, as it indicates how much myth-telling candidates are willing to spin as truth to tell the story they want to tell.