This week in George Orwell

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on January 29, 2015

I saw this last night on "Special Report" with Bret Baier on Fox News. It features ABC's White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, but ABC didn't find it newsworthy enough to broadcast.

The White House has taken the position that Jordan should not do a deal with ISIS where they trade a convicted bomber participated in a terror attack the resulted in the deaths of 60 people for one of their pilots who was downed over Syria.

Karl asked the White House to explain how what Jordan was planning on doing (the deal hasn't gone through yet) was different from what the U.S. did with the Taliban to ensure the release of alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl.

I took a certain delight in watching the White House flack squirm, but his assault on language and logic was infuriating.

Today, the White House's senior flack tried to clean up the logical mess left by his underling—something that can't really be explained because there's no way to make the unlogical and hypocritical logical and consistent.

If you were wondering whether humans are heating the atmosphere, look no further than the hot air contained in that one answer and extrapolate it for every Obama administration flack, especially those at the White House and State Department, attempting to make the case that everything is awesome both at home and abroad.


They don't want states, SCOTUS (at least not one that protects individual rights) or Senate. They want direct national control--& they want corporations to help implement policies & shut down expression that threatens them. I just wish they knew the definition of "fascist"

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