Thursday, January 26, 2017
“In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it.”
“In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it.” --Winston Smith
We need journalists like Charles Blow now more than ever:
"After Trump and his press secretary, Sean Spicer, got called out by the press for lying about Trump’s inauguration crowd size and viewership, Spicer limped back to the mic and whined of Trump’s press coverage: “The default narrative is always negative, and it’s demoralizing.”
No, sir, the default is to call a lie a lie; lies are negative because they are the opposite of the truth; and Trump continuously lies. Also, he who is devoid of morality is immune to demoralization.
You can’t wring water from a rock. [...] We all have to adjust to this unprecedented assault on the truth and stand ready to vigilantly defend against it, because without truth, what’s left?
Our president is a pathological liar. Say it. Write it. Never become inured to it. And dispense with the terms of art to describe it.
A lie by any other name portends the same."