Atlantic Office Hours: Ask James Fallows About Post-Truth Politics

More

The longtime Atlantic national correspondent took reader questions about the presidential debates, media coverage of the race, and more.

Updated, 2:31 p.m.: The live chat has concluded, but you can reread the questions and answers below. Check back in on Friday, September 7 at 1 p.m. for the next installment of Atlantic Office Hours.

Throughout the election season, The Atlantic's politics team will offer readers a chance to ask questions about what's happening in the campaigns and around the country. Friday, August 31 at 1 p.m. Eastern, James Fallows will take your questions. A contributor to the magazine since the 1970s, he wrote this month's cover story on Mitt Romney's and Barack Obama's strengths and weaknesses in the coming presidential debates. He has also written widely on false equivalence in the media and how reporters deal with political lies. Come here and ask him about those topics and others. You can ask questions using Cover It Live, below, or tweet them with the hashtag #ATLofficehours.

Jump to comments
Presented by
Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Social Security: The Greatest Government Policy of All Time?

It's the most effective anti-poverty program in U.S. history. So why do some people hate it?


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

Video

What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

Video

Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

Video

Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In