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The Desirability of Telling Lies – “Fifty Orwell Essays” – George Orwell

November 13th, 2011 · No Comments · Journalism, Newspapers, Politics, The Media

Although other aspects of the question are usually in the foreground, the controversy over freedom of speech and of the press is at bottom a controversy of the desirability, or otherwise, of telling lies. What is really at issue is the right to report contemporary events truthfully, or as truthfully as is consistent with the ignorance, bias and self-deception from which every observer necessarily suffers.

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