25 January 2017

Damn You Kellyanne!

As I was rousing from an unsatisfying sleep this morning, a jingle was forming. Said jingle might be used by itself as a very short "Thought for The Day" or perhaps extended into a more lengthy essay. Said jingle went like this:
now that "alternative facts" have been deemed a normal convention of debate, can Newspeak be far behind?

In due time I got to this machine and fired up Firefox, and there on my home page, with circles and arrows and a paragraph describing each one (bow to Arlo) was this: "1984" sales soar following Kellyanne Conway's "alternative facts" statement
Orwell's classic -- a dystopian tale of a society in which facts are distorted and suppressed in a cloud of "newspeak" -- was in the top 5 on Amazon.com as of midday Tuesday. The sales bump comes after the administration's assertions that Trump's inaugural had record attendance and Trump's unfounded allegation that millions of illegal votes were cast against him last fall.

Needless to say, I'm annoyed. It would have been such a yuuuuuuge crowd pleaser.

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