George Orwell, where are you now?

A CNN reporter has been denied access to White House Press briefings on a trumped up charge of manhandling a White House staff member, shown on video. The video indicated absolutely no “inappropriate behaviour” – on the contrary, the inappropriate behahiour was on the part of the Assistant to Sarah Sanders, a shocking suppression of free speech and freedom of the Press. (But who cares (WE DO!)

“We stand by our decision to revoke this individual’s Press pass. We will not tolerate the inappropriate behavior clearly documented in this video.” Sarah Sanders, White House Press Secretary.

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed — if all records told the same tale — then the lie passed into history and became truth.” — George Orwell, 1984

“The Party told you to reject the evidence of your own eyes. It was their final, most essential command”. – George Orwell 1984

If you sincerely follow Epicurus then you will be deeply disturbed by the hard right’s cynical misrepresentations and straight lies

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    President Trump drew cheers from 8,000 supporters at a rally in Montana last week when he praised the local congressman for having beaten up a journalist. In May last year, Greg Gianforte had launched an unprovoked body-slam assault on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. After being asked a tricky question on healthcare, he had grabbed Jacobs round the neck and slammed him to the floor before punching him. Gianforte pleaded guilty to the assault and was sentenced to four days in jail, later cut to community service and a fine. At last week’s rally, Trump joked about the assault, calling Gianforte “my guy” and a “tough cookie”. “Greg is smart,” said Trump. “And by the way, never wrestle him. You understand. Never.”

    We are talking about the President of the United States. He wasn’t joking.. And this isnot about politics; it’s about humanity and respectfor others.

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