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George Orwell's 1984

In Orwell's 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 to be moral. After all, democracy was not possible in this fictional story and the Party would decide what is democratic and what was not, what ***** good for the people to know, and what was not ***** for the citizens to know. Unfortunately, in the U.S. over the past few years there are plenty of examples ***** Doublethink - in fact official ***** and deception have ********** all ********** common.

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

***** ***** is ***** unlike ***** Bush Admin*****tr*****ion in Wash*****g*****n, which, among many other *****, 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 professional journalist to say and ***** untrue things about a program is similar to lying about how ***** boots ***** government has produced. It's pure *****. Designed ***** convince the public of ***** that are not necessarily true.

And perhaps just as jaded and unconscionable, *****er Bush Administration officials have testified in Congress under oath that *****y editorially changed science reports before they were rele*****ed to the public, ***** make Global Warm*****g seem ***** as serious as it really is, among other things. This f*****s right in the Orwell ********** Winston edits historical accounts in order to fit with ***** current policies of the government. In ***** words, Orwell's fictional government wanted the citizens to know what the government felt would be good for *****m to *****, not 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 **********, the Christian Science Moni*****r reported that the White House "has broadly attempted to control which climate scientists could speak with reporters, as well as editing scientists' congressional testimony on ***** change..." (Clayton, 2007). ***** ***** Administration w***** "particularly active in stifling [scientists'] discussion of the link *****tween increased hurricane intensity and global warming," the article reports.

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

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