Orwell wrote about Newspeak in his novel 1984. The actual number of words would shrink over time and in the process, complexity of thought, nuance, and even dissent would be un-expressable and would disappear.
Newspeak was a way for power to stay in power. To stop people from thinking and to hide truth.
Just now I came upon a headline on forbes.com http://www.forbes.com/2009/08/12/payroll-losses-jobless-recession-consumer-opinions-columnists-nouriel-roubini.html
"A 'Jobless' And 'Wageless' Recovery"
Will someone explain to me in English, not Newspeak, how it can be a recovery if people don't have jobs and if those who do don't make high enough wages to eat.
I think the headline might have been more accurately written thus:
"Wall St. Recovers. Main St. Fucked."