It’s 7.30 PM.
That means it’s time for the original fake news journalist from central casting to take a deep breath, adjust his girdle and pretend to be a serious thinker again. Live from whatever media dumpster he’s working at now… it’s Dan Rather.
Veteran journalist Dan Rather said on Friday that President Trump’s false statements about and attacks on the media are “straight out of Orwell.”
The former longtime CBS News anchor told CNN’s Don Lemon that Trump is “authoritarian” and wants people to believe that “the one and only truth comes from him.”
“[George] Orwell, what he wrote, it’s practically a shooting script for Donald Trump,” Rather said, referencing the dystopian author. “There is a method to this, and the method is to convince people that the only truth is the truth that comes from me, the ultimate power.”
1. That’s not what Orwell was writing about. Doublethink is nearly the opposite of that. 1984 was not a world in which the leaders held the absolute truth, but one in which they eradicated the very notion of an objective truth.
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