We have a wonderfully clever and funny friend who posted yesterday that the Seahawks won the Super Bowl thanks to Alt-facts. People started posting comments from there, such as all the people at the parade, etc. I didn’t think too much about the “Alt-fact” thing until this morning when I saw the New York Times article about Kellyanne Conway talking about “Alternative Facts.” I didn’t even know who Kellyanne Conway was until Saturday Night Live’s funny skit about her (I had to ask Wife M who Kellyanne Conway was, and in fact may be misspelling her name here – oh, well).
1984 has Double Speak, such as Ministry of Peace being in charge of War. Later, I remember our slick Huskies coach (Rick Nieuhiesal) and Sonics owner (Howard Schultz) using Spin and Double Talk in talking to the press. I always felt oily reading their comments and honestly can’t stand reading people like that – Conway sounds like she would fit right in. Unfortunately, since she runs the White House staff I’ll have to read her anyway.