Sunday, December 20, 2009

This just in...

Emmanuel Goldstein denies we have always been at war with Eastasia.

14 comments:

Will Brown said...

Ok, I'll bite; who the hell is Emmanuel Goldstein?

[One Emily Shermin has her name stuck on the thing]

Anonymous said...

The Trotsky stand-in in Orwell's 1984.

-8notch

Cossack in a Kilt said...

It doesn't matter who Emmanuel Goldstein is; it just matters that we hate him.

Kevin said...

But I already had my two minute hate for the day. Don't want to overdo it.

Joel said...

Sigh.

In other news, Jack Kemp had an opinion about something today.

tim said...

Keep talking, Sarah. Just keep talking about anything at all.

Old NFO said...

Oh well, here we go again, revisionist history...

Wolfwood said...

Yes! Together the Republicans and Democrats are working together to coerce us into believing that climate change is or isn't happening, thus distracting us from the Zen-like truth that it is neither happening nor not happening!

Tam said...

Will,

"Ok, I'll bite; who the hell is Emmanuel Goldstein?"

If only there were some giant computer network that you could search for that info... ;) ;)

B.S. philosopher said...

The clock is about to strike thirteen. Be silent and pay heed to your telescreen...

Jeff said...

It would have been nice if she used real words... She's just about lost me after reading that.

Will Brown said...

Tam

If only there were some giant computer network that you could search for that info... ;) ;)

But, that's what I have you for, fair one. :)

Yeah, yeah, I know, "On yer bike, bub."

Joanna said...

Jeff: I'd bet money that if Al Gore did a tweet like that, the article would have provided a spelled-out paraphrase instead of a word-for-word recitation. We saw the same thing with Palin during the election; all her "gonnas" and "betchas" were spelled phonetically, when the common practice is to adjust such things as a professional courtesy to the person being quoted. Note that Obama's "uh"s and "um"s were, however, almost invariably left out.

Chas S. Clifton said...

@Joanna, you betcha.

You figured out one of the ways that print reporters can sneer at people through accurate transcription of their remarks.

Back in my reporter days (1980s), I often covered Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado) who never finished a sentence before moving to the next thought.

Since I liked him, I sometimes completed his sentences for him in my writing. Could have gone the other way had I disliked him. It happens all the time.

WV: canonon -- the list of major literary books that grows faster than you can read them all