Tucker Carlson of Fox News and co-founder of the Daily Caller ridiculed CNN weekend host Brian Stelter during “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on May 23rd by aptly comparing him to a character from George Orwell’s “1984.” Judge for yourself, but the allusion seems savagely accurate.
Carlson reacted to video of the CNN host decrying conservatives for identifying the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Disinformation Governance Board the “Ministry of Truth,” a referral to Orwell’s book. He stated “eunuch” Stelter was “particularly exercised” by the Board’s previous head, Nina Jankowicz, resigning from her position.
“Oh, they’re gonna help people not get tricked by lies on the internet,” Carlson joked. “But we need the mannequin, some 80-year-old guy who can’t even speak a complete sentence [President Joe Biden] to help me figure out what’s real. That’s the eunuch, he has a name, it’s Brian Stelter. That’s his view. He loved the idea of a Ministry of Truth, but why does he like that so much? Well, then it hit us. Brian Stelter is in fact, assuming he’s a real person, basically lifted directly from the pages of 1984, the Orwell novel.”
Carlson then checked out a passage of the unique explaining the character Tom Parsons, a shill for the Ministry of Truth.
“He was a fattish but active man of paralyzing stupidity, a mass of imbecile enthusiasms—one of those completely unquestioning, devoted drudges on whom, more even than on the Though Police, the stability of the Party depended,” the quote read.
“No, we’re not saying that’s a perfect word, for word, for word description of someone who currently has a media analysis show on CNN,” Carlson said. “We’re gonna let you judge, but in case you were wondering, is George Orwell a prophet? Yeah, clearly he was.”
The DHS put a “time out” on the disinformation board Wednesday after Jankowicz’s resignation. The previous fact czar came under fire after reports distributed of her dispersing false information herself, consisting of discrediting Hunter Biden’s laptop computer story as a “Trump project item” in 2020 and declaring the now-debunked Steele file was moneyed by Republicans in a 2017 tweet.
H/T The Daily Caller