The thought police are monitoring your every move, utterance, and passing idea that might flash through your mind in order to ensure we are all adhering to the Correct Way of Thinking. The whole concept of thought police comes from sci-fi movies and usually takes the form of a tyrannical government. As this frightening idea is coming closer to reality, it’s in the form of social media shaming and a major news network instead.
Leading the CNN homepage on the evening of July 4: “After being contacted by CNN, Reddit user whose video Trump tweeted apologizes.” What? Well, on July 2 President Trump posted to Twitter a GIF animation showing him wrestling down a man on whose head was superimposed CNN’s logo.