USA Today perfects Winston Smith’s Newspeak

Altering words doesn’t change facts

Today is Bastille Day, traditionally a day of celebration in France. Last year irrevocably changed that, turning the day into one of grief. Memorial services are planned to honor the 86 victims of a rampaging nearly 20-truck whose driver purposely plowed into the crowd of revelers, including families with children eating ice cream, strolling the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France after the fireworks display ended. In addition to those killed, there were 435 who were wounded in the attack.

Gannett, the parent company of the failing, left-wing Arizona Republic newspaper, now inserts a copy of its USA Today newspaper in with the barely there daily in a vain attempt to give it heft.  Gannett’s stock has tumbled from $17.49  on Dec. 5, 2015 to  now struggling to stay afloat in the $8.00 range.  

This might be the reason:

The caption beneath a photo of two men who were seriously wounded in the attack names them and says, they “were injured in Nice when someone drove a truck through a crowd last year. “

“Someone?’

The 31-year-old killer’s name is Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel. He was a Tunisian Muslim living in France, who had been previously arrested for theft and gun violations, had his sentences suspended and was not deported. He was killed by police at the scene of the massacre.

Gannett’s absurd politically correct contrivance is reminiscent of Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orwell’s best seller titled, “1984.” Smith was employed as a clerk in the government’s Ministry of Truth Records Department. His job was to rewrite historical documents to align with the constantly changing current political deception. Newspeak, a reduced language became the tool to limit free thought and concepts posing a threat to the totalitarian regime.  Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct was classified as “thought crime,” “crime think,” or “doublethink.

Smith’s work included manipulating facts, revising newspaper articles and doctoring photographs to remove “unpersons,” the term used to describe people who had fallen out of favor with the party.  We servatives are “unpersons” to the MSM liberals. But we still have a voice. We need to continue to use it.

When his book was published in 1949, Orwell wrote, “By 2050 — earlier, probably — all real knowledge of Oldspeak will have disappeared.”  He turned out to be a reliable prophet.

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5 Responses to USA Today perfects Winston Smith’s Newspeak

  1. MacBeth says:

    Thanks, SRAZ, for highlighting the disgusting deception in the Arizona newspaper. However, to call it “leftwing” is not nearly descriptive enough. The obvious intent is to control thinking by not linking Muslim extremists to terror attacks. Truth is too politically incorrect for liberals. The analogy to “1984” is perfect. That book was required reading when I was in high school. I’ll bet teens today have never heard of it.

    This initial news report from the British SUN newspaper containing very disturbing photos, tells the unvarnished truth.
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1447619/at-least-77-dead-and-100-injured-as-lorry-crashes-into-crowd-of-revellers-celebrating-in-france-terror-attack/

  2. Vince says:

    Newspapers are dying because paying for day old biased news is no longer relevant in the digital world. There is no resurrecting the print newsasaur’s carcass, which is a good thing. It means the Arizona Repulsive and USA Today, which is the throw away paper outside hotel room doors are staring directly in the eye of the grim reaper. News is instant today. Why would anyone want to pay for old news tossed onto their driveway? The technological age is here and offers many choices. Conservatives are no longer outcasts. We have countless options including some of my favorites: Breitbart News, Drudge Report, Gateway Pundit, and locally Seeing Red AZ!

  3. Braveheart says:

    Words matter. The media know that which is why they try to control them as they misconstrue and dole them out for the ‘great unwashed’s’ consumption. (that’s us, by the way!)

    The best response is to expose them for the fact manipulators they are. That’s what SRAZ has done very well in this post. Bravo!!

  4. Saguaro Sam says:

    Today it is being reported that a number of people in Britain had acid thrown on them. Several attacks within 84 minutes, it is stated.
    The report also stated that “. . .acid attacks are on the rise in Britain. . . ”
    What is missing from the story is the identity of the perps.
    Britain is blanketed with CCTV cameras. Yet the crime rate continues to rise.

    Western civilization is being systematically replaced.
    “Replacement (male) populations” are arriving daily by land, sea, and air.

    The only one in authority who seems to understand this is our President, Donald Trump.

    By the way, WTH is Mike Pence up to?
    Setting up his own PAC. Hosting multiple dinner parties a week at his residence at the US Naval Observatory for major Repub donors.
    Now hiring this young guy who fell into politics at the age of 19 and has worked on big, successful campaigns.
    Something’s definitely brewing.

  5. Kimball says:

    Jonathan Lines will do all he can to support “Jeff the Flake.” Seeing Red AZ is right in saying that is what this is actually all about. Lines, Graham and Flake all belong to the same church, and they will work their tails off to ensure they don’t lose a US Senator, even one who works against Republican principles. Believe me, this matters more than Flake’s lack of commitment to GOP candidates or issues. Jeff is well named.

    RNC chair is Ronna Romney McDaniel. Where do you think she’ll figure into the equation? She’s Mitt Romney’s niece.