Personalities on the widely watched conservative network have in recent days begun to acknowledge the severity of the crisis, after previously downplaying it and accusing Democrats and the media of hype.
Only last week, prime time anchor Sean Hannity claimed Donald Trump’s foes were “weaponizing” the outbreak “to bludgeon” him.
Conway, a fierce critic of the president despite his wife Kellyanne Conway’s senior position within the administration, shared a Washington Post article detailing the apparent about-turn of Trump’s favorite cable network:
“He accepted everything. The past was alterable. The past never had been altered. Oceania was at war with Eastasia. Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia.” https://t.co/Fm70C6ecHf— George Conway (@gtconway3d) March 16, 2020
“He accepted everything. The past was alterable. The past never had been altered. Oceania was at war with Eastasia. Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia,” tweeted Conway, referencing Orwell’s 1949 classic.
Many agreed with the lawyer’s assessment:
I just re-read 1984 (Brave New World is next up) and it is eerily accurate... Newspeak is everywhere in this administration— Engine Doctor Andrea (@ProfessorStrz) March 16, 2020
Every single day something else hapoens which reminds me that Trump and Big Brother are indistinguishable.— Beki Knott (@lotsofuss) March 17, 2020
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