Nothing says “free press” like calling for literal thought police to be established to determine what is the state-sanctioned Truth.
The New York Times has been falling far from the great institution of liberal journalism they may once have been able to claim to be for a long time, but they’ve really reached a new low this time proving that their ethics elevator has no bottom floor.
In a piece entitled “How the Biden Administration Can Help Solve Our Reality Crisis,” Kevin Roose reveals that apparently there are “experts” calling for “the Biden administration put together a cross-agency task force to tackle disinformation and domestic extremism, which would be led by something like a ‘reality czar.’”
The comparisons to George Orwell’s 1984 just write themselves.
You can’t make this stuff up.
The “reality czar,” which doesn’t sound completely creepy or ideologically totalitarian at all, would be placed at the helm of “a centralized task force could coordinate a single, strategic response” to “conspiracy theories” such as those surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic or alleged election fraud.
“This task force could also meet regularly with tech platforms, and push for structural changes that could help those companies tackle their own extremism and misinformation problems. (For example, it could formulate ‘safe harbor’ exemptions that would allow platforms to share data about QAnon and other conspiracy theory communities with researchers and government agencies without running afoul of privacy laws.) And it could become the tip of the spear for the federal government’s response to the reality crisis,” the article actually reads.
So we’re actually calling for the Biden administration to make their own federal version of Big Tech “fact-checker” thought police?
Was there no one at the New York Times who considered putting the breaks on this mind-blowing piece?!
“Ah, the Ministry of Truth. I’ve been waiting for this one,” noted UK-born commentator Raheem Kassam.
Ah, the Ministry of Truth.
I’ve been waiting for this one. https://t.co/JZ7sN7BgGk
— Raheem J. Kassam (@RaheemKassam) February 2, 2021
“While the Orwell comparison has become something of a cliché, in this instance it’s the best available,” Paul Joseph Watson noted.
He explained that, in the iconic dystopian novel, the Ministry of Truth decides what is “truth” in the dictatorial state “no matter what the actual truth may be, and exercises this monopoly over reality by falsifying the nature of historical events.”
“The Ministry of Truth also uses this power monopoly to redefine the very word ‘truth’ under the rubric of Newspeak, so ‘truth’ becomes whatever the government-approved version of events is in that moment,” he adds.
Even Roose admits in his piece that it all “sounds a little dystopian.”
He probably should have stopped himself right there. Every member of legacy media would do well to realize that when it comes to many “conspiracy theories,” they’ve been happily peddling the most outrageous for years now.
Whether it was the truth about the Benghazi attacks, so-called “Russian collusion,” or systemic white supremacy, the things the media complex considers “true” are often far different in reality from the narratives they promote.
And yet it is the Democratic Party and the Beltway establishment currently propping up the Biden administration that feigns to establish this “truth” as irrefutable gospel.
That the American people continue to just sit there like sheep and watch as if the wolf wandering through the herd can only eat so many of them and that they themselves might be spared is mind-blowing.