Post Truth Politics: A Panel Discussion

Media Advisory
January 10, 2017

Saturday, January 21 @ 3 p.m.
Cupertino Community Hall

WHAT: Presented by the Cupertino Library and co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Cupertino-Sunnyvale and the Friends of the Cupertino Library, the panel will discuss “Post Truth Politics” and how it affected the 2016 Presidential Election.   Named the 2016 word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries, “Post-truth,” is defined as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”  The public is invited to join the panel in conversation regarding the role the media played in last November’s Presidential Election and what citizens can do to stay informed about the issues and avoid false news.

WHO: Investigative reporter Devin Fehely and Political Science Professor Larry Gerston will sit on the panel.


               10350 Torre Avenue, Cupertino, CA
               Saturday, January 21, 2017
               3 p.m.


  • Devin Fehely - Emmy award winning general assignment reporter for KPIX 5
  • Larry N. Gerston, Phd. – Professor Emeritus of Political Science at San Jose State University, political analyst at NBC Bay Area and author of “Public Policy Making in a Democratic Society: A Guide for Civic Engagement.

The event is free and open to the public. No reservations required. Questions regarding the “post-truth” political scene may be submitted in advance to:  Light refreshments will be served following the discussion.

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