Former CBS anchor Dan Rather was recently interviewed by CNN host Don Lemon, where he opted to take aim at President Donald Trump claiming that his verbal spankings handed out regularly to an unethical mainstream media are “straight out of Orwell,” thus proving this man never read 1984 and vastly misunderstands the point of the whole novel.
Rather isn’t exactly the best example of integrity in the media, what with his history of being fired over airing unverified documents about former President George W. Bush’s National Guard service and all.
Rather called Trump “authoritarian,” saying Trump wants Americans to believe that “the one and only truth comes from him.” When Lemon mentioned Trump stating, “Don’t believe what you see or what you hear, that’s not what’s happening,” Rather responded, “It’s straight out of Orwell … Orwell, what he wrote, it’s practically a shooting script for Donald Trump. … 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 … As several people have said before me, he is not just attacking the truth, he wants to annihilate the truth. He wants to move us completely into the post-truth political era in which there’s no such thing as objective facts. He is the only fact.”
Rather claimed there “has been some desperation” in Trump’s recent attacks, adding, “And as he gets more desperate he takes bigger risks in telling bigger lies or more often telling lies. And telling people, ‘Look, don’t believe what you read or see anywhere else, just come to me. I have the ultimate truth, I am the way,’”take our poll - story continues below
What is ironic about Rather’s remark is that in Orwell’s “1984,” Big Brother uses the media to control the masses. That is far more similar to the Barack Obama years, when the media acted like lapdogs for Obama. Trump targeting the media is precisely the opposite of 1984.
It’s quite clear that Dan Rather is talking out of his backside here and is fairly ignorant about the whole point behind Orwell’s work. The media in the novel is controlled by the government who has absolute power over the flow of information.
If you look at our own media, it’s quite clear this is not the case, especially given the fact the vast majority of news outlets spend their coverage time blasting the president for every move he makes. Obviously, our press is still free.
The president just doesn’t allow journalists to walk all over him and get away with lying about him and his policies. He’s a true counterpuncher. He fights back and this is not something these folks are used to.
Let’s hope he keeps holding their feet to the fire.
Source: Daily Wire
Harrowing Tale of Week-Long Bear Attack is a Hoax, Say Investigators
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It was only a few days ago that the world became familiar with a truly stupendous tale out of America’s last frontier. A man, stranded at a remote cabin in the Alaskan bush, was being haunted and hunted every night by a vicious bear, after being mauled ever so slightly on his first day on site. His rescuers arrived after a week of these nightly attacks, and only after the stranded man was able to create a plea for help large enough to be seen by the air. The only issue with the story is that the whole thing appears to be made up, at least according to local researchers. While the story went viral worldwide and more details came to light about the incident, some community members began to express concerns and doubt about the veracity of the tale. The cabin [Richard] Jessee took refuge in, as it turns out, was not his. It belonged to a fellow miner, though Jessee’s cabin sat only a few yards away. “We went out there to the cabin, but we couldn’t find a bear track within 500 feet of the place, but it should have been all torn up, according to his story,” said one anonymous source known to the Nugget. “There’s no hair, no tracks, no scat, nothing.” And also… The Coast Guard crew delivered him to an ambulance in Nome, which took him to Norton Sound Health Regional hospital. “We were told to get a man who had been mauled by a bear,” said Jim West Jr., the Nome Volunteer Fire and Ambulance chief. “He walked off the helicopter and walked into the ambulance. He had no animal bites and wasn’t bleeding.” Local police do admit that the area is known for its bear population, however, and the traumatized Jessee is…
USPS Delivers Defiant Message to White House Regarding Vaccine Mandate
This is a slap in the face to the Biden administration.
According to the Biden administration, trouble is coming, and it will arrive in the form of another prolonged economic downturn and possible lockdowns, if we don’t somehow get this “delta” variant of COVID-19 under control. The issue, according to many medical experts, is that this mutated version of the primary coronavirus pandemic strain, is spreading too rapidly among the unvaccinated, and without a significant number of Americans suddenly deciding to get inoculated in the near future, we may not reach “herd immunity” for months. Now, in an effort to speed up the stagnating vaccination rate, President Joe Biden is set to announce that all federal workers should be vaccinated, or face a grueling COVID testing protocol that was intentionally designed to be uncomfortable. The United States Postal Service isn’t taking the news lying down, however. The influential American Postal Workers Union on Wednesday said, at this point, it opposes a coronavirus vaccine mandate from the Biden administration but encouraged workers to voluntarily take the jabs. “While the APWU leadership continues to encourage postal workers to voluntarily get vaccinated, it is not the role of the federal government to mandate vaccinations for the employees we represent,” the union said in a statement obtained by Fox News. The union did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News. The union said in the statement that the safety of its workers is “of paramount importance” but “at this time the APWU opposes the mandating of COVID-19 vaccinations.” The Biden administration’s mandate will not be 100% iron clad according to sources familiar with the matter, but, rather, would be an incredibly strong suggestion with some terribly annoying hoops to jump through to abstain.
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