Who is being Orwellian?
July 26, 2018
The major US news networks all use the same talking points to encourage Americans to think and act in a way that suits the establishment, yet in a startling display of doublethink, news anchors and talking heads all uniformly declared this week that it is President Trump who is the Orwellian character.
The following video complied by The Media Research Center painfully highlights how the networks all used the ‘Trump is 1984‘ talking point to demonise the President who was specifically advising Americans not to believe the lies and deception the mass media churns out.
Trump was speaking to the Veterans of Foreign Wars gathering Tuesday, noting “This country is doing better than it’s ever done before economically, but it’s all working out. And just remember, what you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.”
Cue the scripted responses:
MSNBC anchor Ari Melber said “Trump’s blatant request that people ignore their own eyes could literally be ripped from George Orwell’s famous dystopian novel 1984, which casts partisan censorship of truth as, “The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears.”
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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes stated ‘Do not believe what you see or read’ echoes a line from George Orwell’s 1984. ‘The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.’”
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, on air at the same time repeated the same scripted point, stating “It’s what dictators, it’s what authoritarian rulers say. I mean, it’s kind of unbelievable in the truest sense of the word. It reminds me of there was a quote from Orwell in 1984, said, ‘The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.’ It certainly…