Well firstly, I think the comaparison between 1984 and the modern day pundits is misguided. One is a fictional narrative which we should all hope never crosses over into non fiction.
Outrage culture as it has been ever so quaintly labelled, is a way vilifying people who see sense in what controversial personages espouse, and here we are, having a "frank discussion about this state of affairs and how it came about. Also if our user base sees any possible solutions."
As though people who watch that stuff are in some way..broken?
Now I am fairly certain a magic pill that stops people from getting pissed doesn't exist, so I'm not a huge subscriber to the idea of mocking their means of peaceful venting, be it through a Mormon crusader or a colourful character like Jones.
What not pick on Ellen? Or Kimmel? Or Letterman when he dominated? Letterman was the snobbiest SOB on telly but we all loved him.