Hykleriske Politikere, Demokrati og Mediedagsordenen

  • Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen


This article explores how accusations of hypocrisy function in political debates in the media. On the basis of a de nition of hypocrisy I argue that the strong media focus on hypocritical politicians: 1) gives an incen- tive for politicians to avoid subscribing to norms that are di cult or costly to comply with; 2) that often it is tied to the fallacy of inferring from the aws of hypocritical politicians to the claim that the norms they subscribe to are awed; 3) constitutes structural power that signi cantly a ects the possibility of putting certain, especially egalitarian, issues on the political agenda. 

Lippert-Rasmussen, K. (2014). Hykleriske Politikere, Demokrati og Mediedagsordenen. Politik, 17(1). https://doi.org/10.7146/politik.v17i1.27568