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The Party controls all media, and does not reveal any negative news to the people. The citizens have no choice but to believe whatever is advertised by the Party, preventing them from thinking otherwise. “The fabulous statistics continued to pour out of the telescreen. As compared with last year there was more food, more clothes, more houses, more furniture, more cooking-pots, more fuel, more ships, more helicopters, more books, more babies — more of everything except disease, crime, and insanity. Year by year and minute by minute, everybody and everything was whizzing rapidly upwards” (Orwell 33). By controlling the media, the Party is preventing free thought,

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