Orwell’s O’Brien puts it eloquently in “1984”, doublethink is, “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…”
Doesn’t this sound exactly like the frame of mind in which people read (and write) “The ‘Free’ Media”? Also, “to believe that democracy was impossible and that the “the Party” was the guardian of democracy…”
Wow! This is really our time.