George Orwell: “I have noticed that no event is ever correctly reported”   7 comments

George Orwell, 1903-1950

This is from the blog Dover Beach:

“Early in life I have noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper, but in Spain, for the first time, I saw newspaper reports which did not bear any relation to the facts, not even the relationship which is implied in an ordinary lie. I saw great battles reported where there had been no fighting, and complete silence where hundreds of men had been killed. I saw troops who had fought bravely denounced as cowards and traitors, and others who had never seen a shot fired hailed as heroes of imaginary victories; and I saw newspapers in London retailing these lies and eager intellectuals building emotional superstructures over events that never happened. I saw, in fact, history being written not in terms of what happened but of what ought to have happened according to various ‘party lines.’”

–George Orwell, speaking regarding Spanish Civil War propaganda

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7 responses to “George Orwell: “I have noticed that no event is ever correctly reported”

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  1. Pingback: George Orwell: “I have noticed that no event is ever correctly reported”   Leave a comment | German Media Watch Around The World

  2. It reminds me of our current time/current situation.

  3. Ah, so Orwell long before 1984 saw how it was already in progress heading to the conclusion in his book.

  4. 17 June 2022

    Last night I had a dream where I was probably hitchhiking (because I had my backpack).  I met this guy and gave him some papers that I had written.  He was an editor of a newspaper.  He published these papers in his newspaper.  The newspaper was THE DES MOINES REGISTER (Des Moines, Iowa).  All of a sudden, this newspaper article caused quite a sensation.  Many people were talking about it.

    The last scene of the dream:  I was in this boxcar (maybe I had been riding a freight train) and this crowd of people in the boxcar were talking to me about the newspaper article (it made the front page of THE DES MOINES REGISTER).  I then noticed my backpack on the ground.  I jumped out of the boxcar, grabbed the backpack and walked away from the crowd.

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