There is no fact/fiction lobe, no area in the cerebral cortex that holds true facts. We're not wired for truth---but we are deeply wired for stories. In fact, compelling stories trump true facts as often as not, and our world view is defined by the fake world of 24 or suitcase nukes than they are by cold reality.
We're been looking for this program for a decade, someone who can talk clearly about the nuance of narrative, the power of stories and the resilience of myth. Tried twice before, and didn't get it. But tonight America's leading investigative journalist draws on her academic training and over a decade deep in the weeds of natiional security, intelligence and politic to talk about truth.
The discussion draws heavily from Marcy's post On "Fake News"