Ed Schultz, MSNBC: “Now the Romney campaign wants President Obama to apologize for Stephanie Cutter’s remarks, you heard earlier, we played on that conference call about Mitt Romney either being a liar or a potential felon. Will there be an apology?”
Ben LaBolt, Obama campaign press secretary: “There won’t be. You know, Mitt Romney has been telling voters, since he ran for office in Massachusetts, that he left Bain in 1999. And the Boston Globe reported today that that wasn’t true.
Actually, that’s not what the Boston Globe reported, and Romney’s long-standing explanation for these events has been confirmed by multiple fact-checkers, as well as contemporaneous reporting — including stories from the Boston Globe. As we’ve established, the Obama campaign certainly understands the difference between titular ownership and participation in the managerial process. They haven’t even attempted to offer any evidence that Romney was running Bain after 1999, because no such evidence exists. The Republican was off in Utah working 80-to-100-hour weeks to (successfully) save the Winter Olympics. What Team O is doing here is glorying in their own lies, even (especially?) after they’ve been widely and scrupulously debunked. The message is simple: “We are going to do and say whatever the hell we want to damage our opponent, and we think we’re going to get away with it.” To make this point crystal clear, they’ve rolled out a new ad repeating the lie that independent analysts have just spent the last 30 hours picking apart. This is what we call tripling down. (Guy Benson)
As I have said many times before, Liberals don’t care. It’s win at any cost. No Morals. No Ethics. None whatsoever.
And they are more convinced than ever that Lying is just easier and more advantageous to them.
They Lie. The Liberal media and their surrogate Talking Heads Repeat it.
Repeat a Lie often enough and it becomes the truth. (attributed to Josef Goebbels)
So why bother telling the truth. Especially, when the truth about Obamanomics and Obama himself will not get you re-elected.
All this was inspired by the principle–which is quite true within itself–that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big liethan the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.—Adolf Hitler , Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X
To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget, whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself – that was the ultimate subtlety; consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word ‘doublethink’ involved the use of doublethink.–George Orwell
Orwell explains that the Party could not protect its iron power without degrading its people with constant propaganda. Newspeak is the method for controlling thought through language; doublethink is the method of directly controlling thought.And that’s what we have from Team Obama and his Ministry of Truth.
The Ministry of Truth is involved with news media, entertainment, the fine arts and educational books. Its purpose is to rewrite history and change the facts to fit Party doctrine for propaganda effect. For example, if Big Brother makes a prediction that turns out to be wrong, the employees of the Ministry of Truth go back and rewrite the prediction so that any prediction Big Brother previously made is accurate. This is the “how” of the Ministry of Truth’s existence. Within the novel Orwell elaborates that the deeper reason for its existence is to maintain the illusion that the Party is absolute. It cannot ever seem to change its mind (if, for instance, they perform one of their constant changes regarding enemies during war) or make a mistake (firing an official or making a grossly misjudged supply prediction), for that would imply weakness and to maintain power the Party must seem eternally right and strong.
In comes ABC,NBC,CBS,CNN, The New York Times, Washington Post, Hollywood, et al.
Lying is just easier and when you can lie 24/7/365 it becomes the truth so Lying is much better than truth for you.
And you teach others that lying is better than the truth. So now they are your zombie minions of lies.
And because they are ideologically bound, they are doublethinked and they can’t tell or believe anything but YOUR lies.
The Truth is like throwing holy water on a vampire to them.
They can’t handle it, so they don’t and they call you a Liar back. Because the truth is a lie to them and the lie is the truth.
Orwell could not do any better.