CNN Lauds Facebook’s ‘1984’-Style Scrubbing of Whistleblower’s Name

Nicholas Fondacaro | November 11, 2019
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“Ignorance is strength.” That’s one of the three infamous “slogans of the Party” featured in George Orwell’s novel 1984, in which Big Brother edits the news to manipulate the populace. Well, it was that kind of authoritarian action CNN shills S.E. Cupp and Brian Stelter were celebrating, during Saturday’s edition of Unfiltered, when it came to social media giants Facebook and YouTube scrubbing the name of the alleged whistleblower responsible for impeachment.

In the midst of the dubious duo decrying those on the right who wanted to expose the name of the alleged whistleblower as Eric Ciaramella, because of his long history of working for Democrats, Cupp was concerned about how the media should cover it if a lawmaker spilled the name. “If President Trump or any other elected official chooses to expose the whistleblower as they seem to be threatening, how do you think the media should handle that?

Meanwhile, the reporting by RealClearInvestigations suggested CNN, every major news outlet, and nearly every lawmaker on Capitol Hill already knew the name, with some dropping the name at hearings, including one public hearing.

Stelter thought it was “striking” and “remarkable” that social media sites like Facebook and YouTube decided to target those who informed the pubic of Ciaramella and remove their content. This author was one such person targeted.