Of course, Mr. Oliver may or may not understand that this is not in any way hypocrisy. This is meant to be a humiliating set of lies we learn to repeat to prove our fealty to the most totalitarian and authoritarian group of rulers.
This is the 2+2=5 scene from the movie/book, 1984. And the explanation for that scene, even beyond the one given, that the peasants have to learn to really believe whatever lie the state tells, not just repeat it out of fear, but belt it out like North Koreans weeping at the anniversary of the death of a tyrant who enslaved them for generations This can be understood in that Dalrymple quote, the Baron at Gates of Vienna hipped me to:
“Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”