'1984' becomes best seller again with help from 'alternative facts'
It may not come as a surprise to those who have read the novel before, but George Orwell's 1984 have soared since Donald Trump became president of the United States last week.
After White House press secretary Sean Spicer read a statement to the press corps, claiming that the crowd at Trump's inauguration was the largest ever, and other provably false facts, advisor Kellyanne Conway went on "Meet the Press" to defend the comments.
Cab driver raves about John Elway while he sits in back seat
He later shared photos of himself and Elway with Kellyanne Conway and Paul Ryan at an inaugural ball for President Donald Trump. A woman sitting next to Elway, who was presumably his wife, told the driver: "I think (Elway) is hot".
"Alternative facts are not facts", Todd countered. "Alternative facts" is "a George Orwell phrase", Washington Post reporter Karen Tumulty pointed out.
"This brings us to 1984 'doublethink, ' where war is really peace, where starvation is really plenty".
Google searches for the term "Orwellian" also spiked on Sunday.
Obama administration is trying to undermine Trump, Putin says
Trump has repeatedly called for a better relationship between the United States and Putin's government. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has not been "taking care of terror", he said.
Conway's "alternative facts" bears eerie resemblance to the novel's terms "newspeak" and "doublethink", which articulated the fact that two contradictory beliefs can be held in one's mind at once... and you can accept them both.
That phrasing was reminiscent of Orwell's "Ministry of Truth", which, he wrote, concerns itself with "lies".
Political language ― and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists ― is created to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Floyd Mayweather ridicules Dana White's $25m offer to fight Conor McGregor
He hasn't fought since he won the UFC's 155-pound title by knocking out Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November. McGregor has publicly demanded $100 million for a boxing match against Mayweather.
It's 2017, and "1984" is on the Amazon best sellers list.
Trump Reinstates "Global Gag Rule" on Abortion for Non-Government Organizations
We can very soon expect abortions and maternal deaths to rise dramatically in the coming years. Trump's order comes one day following the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling Roe v.
Is Bernie Ecclestone stepping down
The Liberty Media Group will be renamed the Formula One Group following the takeover. Jean Todt now serves as the FIA World Council's President.
Deadly storms tear through rural Georgia
A massive tree fell through the living room, causing the roof to cave in and breaking a window and leaving lots of water damage. A further four were injured in Choctaw County, Mississippi and at least 20 homes damaged in a suspected tornado.
Netanyahu to speak to Trump as Israel considers new settlement action
Some peace proposals have envisioned it becoming part of Israel in land swaps agreed with the Palestinians, but not unilaterally. Also on January 22, a draft bill to annex the Maale Adumim settlement in east Jerusalem was also discussed by Israeli ministers.
Johnny Depp gets emotional during acceptance speech at People's Choice Awards
Heard filed for divorce in May after 15 months of marriage and days later, obtained a temporary restraining order against Depp. Johnny was extremely thankful to his supporters, family and fans who didn't let him down previous year .
'Star Trek Discovery' Postponed Indefinitely Thanks To Clash With 'The Walking Dead'
Star Trek: Discovery will debut later this year (in theory), with a Vucan ambassador joining an already robust cast of characters. Michelle Yeoh , Anthony Rapp and Doug Jones were announced as the 13-episode series' first castmembers.
Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) Releases Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $-0.10 EPS
The shares were purchased at an average price of $21.41 per share, for a total transaction of $14,987,000.00. The rating firm issued a Strong Buy rating to this company in a research note released on Oct 24, 2016.
Gold Prices Surge To 7-Week Highs Amid Brexit, Trump Worries
President-elect Donald Trump has already proved he can move stock prices with just his opinion and 140 characters. Spot gold rose for the seventh straight session, and was 1.05 percent higher at $1,215.39 an ounce by 3:12 p.m.
The Gambia's president declares state of emergency
The Gambia's ministers of finance, foreign affairs, trade and the environment have resigned from the Jammeh administration. Thousands have fled to neighbouring countries fearing an outbreak of war if either Jammeh or Barrow assume the presidency.
Orlando shooter Omar Mateen's widow charged
Salman, who has Palestinian roots, grew up in the small suburb of Rodeo, Calif., about 25 miles northeast of San Francisco. Noor Salman , the wife of Orlando nightclub killer Omar Mateen , was arrested Monday in connection with the June massacre.