Thanks to Scissorhead Bruce the Desert Rat, we discovered that we have an interesting little bit of Pravda-like editing to look into:
White House edits video to remove question about whether Putin wanted Trump to win. pic.twitter.com/ExlsHNlgF8
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) July 25, 2018
And we note that Anderson Cooper also found something alarming…
Anderson Cooper: “For the President… to tell people to stop believing what they see or what they read. It’s what dictators, it’s what authoritarian rulers say. It’s unbelievable in the truest sense of the word” https://t.co/QIIeW1BGhD pic.twitter.com/d4OoVu8jvg
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) July 25, 2018
Apologies for embedding a CNN panel show, and double-apologies for embedding one with Very Concerned Person David Gergen; it does make one wonder about necromancy when someone exhumes him from a diorama at the Newseum and puts him in front of a mic. But I digress.
This is all very alarming, 1984-ish, down the memory hole sort of stuff.
“Oceania was at war with Eastasia: Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia.”