© Chuck Duboff
“We are at war with the media.” This has become the go to mantra for the Trump Administration. They believe that journalists are doing all they can to delegitimize the Trump presidency, when in fact they are presenting the Facts.
During the Sunday morning political talk shows, a Trump’s spokesperson, Sean Spicer, went off on the media for reporting how small the turnout was for the Inauguration; he in fact stated that the crowds were the largest in inauguration history. The fact is very clearly shown in pictures and video that the Washington Mall had nowhere near the crowds of the Obama inauguration…yet, the Trump people disputed that.
Then the “scary one”, KellyAnn Conway, began her tour of all the networks, introducing the populace to the term “alternative facts.” When questioned about the apparent misleading statements by the Trump regime, Conway stated “we will present Alternative Facts”.
I would suggest, in non-Orwellian terms, they will present LIES!! Tell the people the same thing enough times and they will begin to believe that a square really is a circle.
“War is peace / freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength” Orwell.
This phrase was used by George Orwell in the first chapter of his novel “1984.” The Party believed that they could endlessly engage in a war to keep peace in the country. This slogan describes the reality of accepting two mutually opposing beliefs simultaneously as correct. By presenting their own set of Alternative Facts, the Trump Administration will have the masses shaking their heads in disbelief and confusion.
Tony Goldwyn expressed, “Kellyanne Conway just coined a very dangerous phrase like it’s the most normal thing in the world. #AlternativeFacts.” Sarah Silverman said, “Lies now called ‘alternative facts’ by Trump admin.”
George Takei tweeted, “Kellyanne Conway now refers to their lies as “alternative facts.” We get it. War is peace, freedom is slavery”
As stated by many journalists during the Sunday morning “Alternative Facts” tour, these are very scary times we are living in.