An Exposé by Kerstin Tuschik
This four-part article on Medium is an essay about truth & justice in our post-truth internet era. It uses the Marc Gafni Story as a case study to engage the larger issues at play.
At the same time, it sets the records straight regarding some of the gross distortions about Marc Gafni that have been repeated time and again over the past years.
Marc Gafni Story Part 1: How Postmodernity Regressed into the Post-Truth Era
The first part of the essay sets the frame for the rest of the story that could not have happened without these overarching issues at play. It addresses the evolution or devolution of justice in our culture as well as the way search algorithms function and echo chambers are created.
Marc Gafni Story Part 2: Myths, Facts, Light & Shadow and Marc Gafni
To really understand how this works Part Two moves from general observations to specifics and back to general distinctions. For that reason in the next section of this essay, Kerstin offers the Marc Gafni Story as a case study on how this post-truth and post-fact culture plays out in our media of record as well as the internet. She writes about the litmus tests that need to be deployed in order to determine if legitimate issues are at stake or if there is a smear campaign going on hiding behind the veneer of righteous victim advocacy.
Marc Gafni Story Part 3: Who Is the Real Marc Gafni?
The third part of this essay focuses on the second litmus test. This second test is the need for fact checking.
“While Marc Gafni’s detractors fail this test — we cannot. So let us do some fact checking.”
The article then discerns nine major myths about Marc Gafni and tells the truth about the real facts behind them.
Marc Gafni Story Part 4: The Character Assassination of Marc Gafni & the Murder of Eros
Kerstin Tuschik then goes on in a short fourth piece:
There is, however, another story with a deeper mythological storyline that deserves to be told.
It is the story of . . .
Marc Gafni & The Murder of Eros
Eros is a subject that Marc Gafni has been teaching on extensively and in depth for many decades and he has been making a substantive contribution to this field.