It used to be called the “Big Lie.” But that’s impolite.

Respect for facts just doesn’t mean a whole lot any more,” Ornstein said. “You don’t get punished. You don’t get shamed if you say things that are patently false. Let’s face it: for many, repeating them over and over again — even after you’ve been told and it’s been made clear that what you say is false — just doesn’t have any impact at all.

In case you were wondering why things have gone to hell.

I was going to explain the context of the quote, but then I realized it doesn’t matter.

Which is exactly the problem.