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George Orwell's 1984

In ***** novel, the concept of Doublethink and Big Brother allowed the government to tell citizens carefully thought-out lies and to get rid of morality while claiming ***** be moral. After all, democracy was not possible in this fictional story and the Party would decide what is democratic ***** what was not, what ***** good for the people to know, and ***** was not ***** for ***** citizens to know. Unfortunately, ***** the U.S. over ***** past few years there are plenty of examples ***** ***** - in fact official ***** and deception have ********** all ********** common.

***** the ***** 1984, the Min*****try of Plenty had promised citizens they would produce 145 million pairs of boots, but only 62 million ***** were made. The information put out then ***** that "...the ***** had made five million more ***** last year ***** they had expected to." But wait, in the same paragraph ***** Chapter 3, it was possible ***** "no boots at all were *****," because even though the newspaper said five million extra pairs were made, " could see that half ***** people in Oceania had no boots." This is an example of Orwellian government putt*****g lies in the form of propaganda out in newspapers, to make the public think ***** things ***** fine, when *****y are not ***** at *****.

********** ***** is ***** unlike the Bush Administr*****ion in Washing*****n, which, among many other things, has admitted bribing journalist Armstrong Williams with $241,000 to write positive stories about education programs (including "No Child Left Behind"), according to Howard Kurtz of the Washing*****n Post. Paying a profession*****l ***** to say and write untrue things about a progr*****m is similar to lying about how many boots ***** government has produced. It's pure propaganda. Designed ***** convince the public of ***** that are not necessarily true.

And perhaps just as jaded and unconscionable, former Bush Admin*****tration *****ficials have testified in Congress under oath that they editorially changed science reports before they were released to the public, to make Global Warming seem not as serious as it really is, among other things. Th***** f*****s right in the Orwell novel; Winston edits historical accounts in order to fit with the current policies of ***** government. In other words, Orwell's fictional government wanted the citizens to know what the government felt ***** be good for *****m to *****, ***** what people really truly needed to know (i.e., the truth).

As ***** the Bush Administration's censoring ***** to spare the public from hearing the real *****s, ***** Christian Sc*****nce Moni*****r reported that the White House "has broadly attempted to control which climate scientists ***** speak with reporters, as well as editing scientists' congressional testimony on ***** change..." (Clayton, 2007). ***** ***** Administration ***** "particularly active in stifling [*****] discussion of the link between increased hurricane intensity ***** global warming," the article reports.

***** ***** novel, the Ministry of Truth tweaked photographs in ***** to present a f*****lse image to ***** public. And


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