The New York Times never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity for truth-telling as it should be.
It’s a notion long ago abandoned in deference to providing press agent services for powerful interests.
At the same time, the Times finds new ways to disgrace itself.
Calling for a US Ministry of Truth headed by a “reality czar” sounds ominously like what Orwell described in his dystopian 1984 novel that’s no longer fiction, saying:
The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation.
These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from from ordinary hypocrisy.
They are deliberate exercises in doublethink.
Along with Big Brother mass surveillance and newspeak, Orwell’s Ministry of Truth was all about controlling the message, eliminating whatever conflicts with it, memory holes used for this purpose.
The Times and other US major media operate this way now — a collective ministry of truth as described above.
Featuring the official narrative exclusively, alternative views are filtered out and suppressed, free and open expression banned in their reports.
In 1984, unnwanted material went down memory holes to “be whirled away (in) enormous furnaces…devoured by the flames,” said Orwell, adding:
“(T)here were the directing brains who co-ordinated the whole effort and laid down the lines of policy which made it necessary that this fragment of the past should be preserved, that one falsified, and the other rubbed out of existence.”
In the US and West, no Orwell-style memory hole is needed, no furnaces, no ceremonial book-burnings.
Big Media in cahoots with diabolical government officials censor and eliminate truth-telling on what’s vital for everyone to know.