in politics, trump

Welcome to the Ministry of Truth, Where Your Pants Are Inflammable

Hi. I’m a postmodernist. I believe everyone has individual perspectives, and that individual truths can be an important thing. One person’s experience may be remarkably different than another, due to interpretation, context, and lived experience.

The number of people at an event does not fall under that bailwick.

“Why put him out there for the very first time, in front of that
podium, to utter a provable falsehood?” Chuck Todd asked Kellyanne
Conway, counselor to the president. “It’s a small thing, but the first
time he confronts the public, it’s a falsehood?”
After some tense back and forth, Conway offered this:

Don’t
be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck. You’re saying it’s a falsehood,
and they’re giving — our press secretary, Sean Spicer, gave alternative
facts to that. But the point really is —

At this
point, a visibly exasperated Todd cut in. “Wait a minute. Alternative
facts? Alternative facts? Four of the five facts he uttered . . . were
just not true. Alternative facts are not facts; they’re falsehoods.”

Welcome to the Ministry of Truth, people.

Write a Comment

Comment

  1. The sad truth of this is that Conway pretty much owned that interview. When Chuck said, "I'm not laughing, I'm befuddled" that was pretty much the whole point of it, from Conway's, from Spicer's, from Trump's point of view. While we're talking about inauguration attendance, what aren't we talking about?