Rebellion!!!

ministry of truthA rebellion is underway against the Ministry of Truth.  Until recently, many in mainstream news reporting circles felt they were a privileged part of the Obama Administration’s inner circle.

Journalists who cover the White House say Obama’s press aides have demanded — and received — changes in press-pool reports before the reports have been disseminated to other journalists. They say the White House has used its unusual role as the distributor of the reports as leverage to steer coverage in a more favorable direction.

The disputed episodes involve mostly trivial issues and minor matters of fact. But that the White House has become involved at all represents a troubling trend for journalists and has prompted their main representative, the White House Correspondents’ Association, to consider revising its approach to pool reporting.

1984-by-george-orwell-e-bookFor those of you unfamiliar with the Ministry of Truth (Minitrue), Wikipedia describes it thusly:  Minitrue plays a role as the news media by changing history, and changing the words in articles about events current and past, so that Big Brother and his government are always seen in a good light and can never do any wrong. The content is more propaganda than actual news.

If you’ve read Orwell’s 1984 you will recognize a chilling similarity between the Obama Administration and that of Big Brother.


I take full responsibility for my own opinions, comments and slurs against asshats.  I'm just another guy with just another opinion. Although, I may be turning into my father who my mother always said was 'the world's foremost authority."



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