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Sales Of George Orwell's 1984 Soar Thanks To 'Alternative Facts'

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KellyAnne Conway inspires soaring sales of 1984.

Yes, this entire Trump presidency so far has felt deeply Orwellian!

So it's no surprise that sales of George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece 1984 have soared after Kellyanne Conway used the phrase "alternative facts" to describe Press Secretary Sean Spicer's statement that Donald Trump's inauguration had "the largest audience ever."

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The book has since reached the sixth spot on Amazon.

The "alternative facts" phrase echoes two key concepts in the novel, "newspeak" and "doublethink," that mislead, push a propagandistic agenda, and erase attempts at independent thought.

Newspeak is defined as "ambiguous euphemistic language used in political propaganda," and doublethink was described by Orwell as "the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them."

Kellyanne ConArtist can somehow make herself believe that Trump's historically LOW inauguration crowd numbers were the opposite, and that takes some awesome brain gymnastics!

We recommend getting the book if you don't have a copy yet — it's a chilling prophecy of what our world might soon become!

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Orwell's 1984 Is Coming To The Big Screen Thanks To Obama "Hope" Artist

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George Orwell's 1984 could be getting another adaptation soon, thanks to a little Hope!

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment and Julie Yorn's LBI Entertainment are tag-teaming to bring the book to the big screen, and its all because of one particular street artist.

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Elton John Takes On Animal Farm!

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Inneresting!

Elton John is teaming up once again with screenwriter Lee Hall to create a stage production of George Orwell's tale Animal Farm.

Elton and Lee worked together on the stage adaptation of Billy Elliot and we're sure Animal Farm will be just as successful!

No theater producer is attached to the project yet, but with these two behind it we think there will be a line out the door!

Thoughts?

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