If politicians are serious about wanting to tackle voter empathy, they must first come to terms with the nefarious consequences of the spin merchants. Nobody knows who is or is not telling the truth anymore or what to believe. We therefore trust no one and have no confidence in anything we hear or read. Consequently the public reaction to politicians and much of the media is one of a plague on all their houses.
This is the abysmal state to which politicians and the media have reduced our faith in our elected representatives and the political system in general and it brings them nothing but shame and condemnation. A harsh truth is better by far than a deceptive half truth. When will they learn?
Let us hope they do so before it is too late to undue the web of deceit they have spun or everything will come tumbling down like a pack of cards around our ears with dreadful consequences.