Living in a fact-up world | AspenTimes.com

Living in a fact-up world

In a world of alternate facts, what does a factory make? Real stuff? Or fake real stuff? And what factors go into figuring that out?

Are satisfaction and dissatisfaction now the same thing?

If “Dragnet” were a TV series today, would Sgt. Joe Friday say, “Just give me the alternate facts, ma’am.”

What’s a benefactor? A good liar. An artifact? A political faction? Is a factoid just a white lie? Is a factotum someone who tells lies for you? If you can smell a lie a mile away, does that mean you have sensitive olfactory capabilities? Is Donald Trump a non-factor? And if so, ipso facto, isn’t he also a de facto factor?

Support Local Journalism

You can’t make this stuff up — but you can manufacture it.

Yes, we now live in a fact-up world.

Greg Lewis

Woody Creek


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

 


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.