I do not always agree with Jonathan Freedland on the Guardian. Today he does, however, suggest a description of the political era we appear to be entering that is well worth considering for wider use. The term is post-truth politics, of which he says:
In this era of post-truth politics, an unhesitating liar can be king. The more brazen his dishonesty, the less he minds being caught with his pants on fire, the more he can prosper. And those pedants still hung up on facts and evidence and all that boring stuff are left for dust, their boots barely laced while the lie has spread halfway around the world.
It is not chance that we have reached this place.
What is that word we use to describe the major practitioner of something complaining about that thing being done?