times 10.11.05 McClellan malquoted doubleplusungood rectify
times 17.3.84 bb speech malreported africa rectify
times 19.12.83 forecasts 3 yp 4th quarter 83 misprints verify current issue
times 14.2.84 miniplenty malquoted chocolate rectify
times 3.12.83 reporting bb dayorder doubleplusungood refs unpersons rewrite fullwise upsub antefiling
With a faint feeling of satisfaction Winston laid the first message aside. It was an intricate and responsible job and had better be dealt with last. The other four were routine matters, though the second one would probably mean some tedious wading through lists of figures.
What was need was a simple change of the White House transcript and "That's accurate" could easily become "I don't think that's accurate." The trick would be propogating the change to the Federal News Service...
Reality The White House
Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to have been correct, nor was any item of news, or any expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to remain on record. All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary. In no case would it have been possible, once the deed was done, to prove that any falsification had taken place.