A New York Times journalist is under fire for the reporting of Trump's "demonstrable falsehoods", but this issue goes far beyond the US media.
Businesses are forbidden from engaging in misleading or deceitful contact by the Trade Practices Act. Why don't politicians have to abide by the same rules? asks Natasha Stott Despoja.
Lies are forgivable, but bullshit is sticky and gets into corners where it can't be reached, explains Crikey's resident word nerd Piers Kelly. So what particular flavour of dishonesty is Tony Abbott peddling?