Blue State Blues: The Mainstream Media Are Orwell's Big Brother: The media, and the left in general, are taking pride in sales of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, as if these confirm their fantasies about Donald Trump as a totalitarian leader. One wonders if they have read the book.
Orwell’s novel is an attack on socialism, and particularly on the media’s role in an imagined socialist state.
The lead character, Winston Smith, is a bureaucrat in the Ministry of Truth whose role it is to rewrite history to suit the political preferences of the Party, and to destroy historical evidence that contradicts the official narrative.
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