RMA Speaker, Jonathan Lemire to Discuss The Big Lie, Sept 7

Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich invites the public to its program on September 7, 2022, at 11:00 am at First Presbyterian Church, 37 Lafayette Place, Greenwich.

The program will also be shown on Webinar: https://bit.ly/30IBj21

Author, journalist, and TV host, Jonathan Lemire will discuss his just published book, The Big Lie: Election Chaos, Political Opportunism, and the State of American Politics After 2020.

In this thorough and well documented account Lemire not only traces the origins of the “Big Lie”—Trump’s insistence that the 2020 presidential election was rigged-–but explore show the constellation of Trump lies has shaped our current politics.He will speak on the pervasiveness of these fabrications and falsehoods and why such a sizable percentage of the American public is willing to believe them. He will also discuss the impact of such lying on the American psyche, how it undermines our faith in the electoral process, our confidence in our institutions, and democracy itself. In brief the big lie, like a toxic weed, has taken root, blurred fact from fiction, sown doubt and confusion, and led to violence and threats of more violence to come.

A native of Lowell, Massachusetts, Lemire graduated from Columbia University in 2001withbachelor’s degree in history. He began his career as an intern at the New York Daily News, and after reporting on the 9/11 attack and New York City’s mayoral election, was brought on as full time staff.In 2013, he joined the Associated Press, where he covered New York City politics as well as Donald Trump and Joe Biden’s administrations.

Lemire has also been a longtime political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News and a contributor to “Morning Joe.” In October 2021, MSNBC named him as the new host of its early morning news show “Way Too Early” and in November 2021, he became White House bureau chief of Politico. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their two sons.Please Note: Attendees must show proof of vaccination and booster at the door for admittance. There will not be a speaker presentation on September 14.

The Greenwich Retired Men’s Association offers a free program every Wednesday at 11:00am. For additional information see www.greenwichrma.org or contact them by email at [email protected]