Storytelling is a time-honoured activity. The tales that are spun for young and old spark our imagination and transport us to other worlds by inviting us into the creative mind of the narrator. We suspend our disbelief and anything becomes possible in a land of fantasy.
However, the current trend for fake news and political spin has taken storytelling off course into the murky world of lying to the public.
Trump’s new Press Secretary, Sean Spicer is quoted as saying “Sometimes we can disagree with the facts.” Well of course he can, but why would he? Facts can be unpalatable or inconvenient, but disagreeing with them doesn’t make them less true.