So, partly because of the huge success of Grillo in Italy on an anti politics ticket, and partly because its well passed the time when we ought to be asking such questions again this week’s #DigitalLunch will rather pointedly ask: Why do politicians lie?
A couple of answers to that question so far:
@mickfealty Voters don’t like the truth
— Ryan R (@borntochoose) February 26, 2013
— Brian John Spencer (@brianjohnspencr) February 27, 2013
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty