Posted by: thefourwinds | July 18, 2009

Orwell nailed it

I couldn’t help but shake my head when I read this gem of Orwellian doublespeak online today:

“So the only way to tell the truth is to lie.”

Now this wasn’t a politician, believe it or not.  Let’s give a bit more context from the quote:

“Everyone lies online. In fact, readers expect you to lie. If you don’t, they’ll think you make less than you actually do. So the only way to tell the truth is to lie.”

I suppose this makes it not even one’s own fault.  It’s everyone else’s fault that we have to lie online!

Who is this brilliant pundit, this social commentator, this wise philosopher, this moral giant?

Our revered Brad Pitt.  Somewhere, George Orwell is saying, “I told you so.”

You can read the entire article here.

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