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Pravda asks: What happened to American media?
World Net Daily ^ | 3/10/12 | Chelsea Schilling

Posted on 03/11/2012 8:50:50 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

It’s a twist of irony: The Russian news website Pravda has published an accusation that the American media is “tame,” afraid to publish news and is “deliberately hiding the evidence published on the internet about [President Obama's] defrauding of the American public and the deliberate evisceration of the Constitution of the United States.”

In a March 7 Pravda column, “Arizona sheriff finds Obama presidential qualifications forged,” Dianna Cotter, a senior at American Military University, blasts America’s mainstream media for their virtual silence about Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s six-month investigation into the controversy surrounding Obama’s birth certificate and his constitutional eligibility for office.

“A singularly remarkable event has taken place in the United States of America,” Cotter wrote. “This event occurred in Arizona on March 1st and was an earth shattering revelation. … Yet, in the five days since [Arpaio's] revelations there has been little in the way of serious reporting on the findings he presented in his presser. With 6 short videos, the Sheriff and his team presented a devastating case, one the tame US press is apparently unable to report.”

Cotter recalls Obama April 27, 2011, press conference in which he “walked into the White House Press room with a Cheshire cat like grin and a ‘Long Form Birth Certificate’ from the State of Hawaii in hand.”

Speaking from the podium, Obama declared, “We’re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: naturalborncitizen; pravda
Who among us who remembers the Cold War days would've thought we'd see a time when Pravda would be more credible than our media?
1 posted on 03/11/2012 8:50:52 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

And yet ANOTHER reference to Pravda as an authority. No wonder the GOP is toying with Romney. We’ve become insane.


2 posted on 03/11/2012 8:53:52 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Impala64ssa
Pravda vs. American Media... We're talking about pretty fine distinctions here, tovarish.

/johnny

3 posted on 03/11/2012 8:54:36 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Actually, Pravda is somewhat less stupid about overt bias than the US Lame Stream media.

But as I said.. it's a close run thing.

If it was a horse race, the windows wouldn't pay until I saw the photo finish. And verified it was authentic.

Soviet and American media. Making skeptics of children since the 1950s.

/johnny

4 posted on 03/11/2012 8:58:12 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Impala64ssa; mnehring; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you need only threaten to report me to the Admin if I don’t add you to the list...

5 posted on 03/11/2012 9:01:21 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1146 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Impala64ssa; Danae

FYI, the original author is a FReeper.


6 posted on 03/11/2012 9:03:00 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: JRandomFreeper

Look who now owns the American media.


7 posted on 03/11/2012 9:12:07 PM PDT by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: Impala64ssa

” - - - Obama declared, “We’re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.”

Since all Obama does is present sideshows, and speak like a carnival barker, I think that Obama is telling us that he does not want us “ - - - to be able to solve our problems.”


8 posted on 03/11/2012 9:14:17 PM PDT by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: bgill
I've known. I haven't owned a telivision machine since Clinton.

If I want to be lied to, I can buy pay-me drinks near Osan, and the company is more pleasant, more polite, and more likely to deal with me in an honest manner.

/johnny

9 posted on 03/11/2012 9:18:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Impala64ssa

Who among us who lived through the “Cold War” would have ever thought former Iron Curtain countries, even China almost, would have freer enterprise and a more business-friendly tax structure than the U.S. of A?


10 posted on 03/11/2012 9:20:08 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Impala64ssa
Who among us who remembers the Cold War days would've thought we'd see a time when Pravda would be more credible than our media?

As is the national inquirer.

Mark

11 posted on 03/11/2012 9:37:16 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

Not just the media, the whole gov’t is corrupt. They must be getting big buck$ to keep this under wraps even at the SCOTUS.


12 posted on 03/11/2012 9:40:20 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Impala64ssa
want to know what is really going on in the US? Look to pravda and al jezeera
13 posted on 03/11/2012 9:58:07 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: bicyclerepair
Something I've been stressing for some time now is that there really isn't any independent media, and hasn't been at least since 2008, or even going back even further. The difference now is that they don't even try to hide it. What many people still call the "main-stream media" is really nothing more than a ministry of propaganda. And I refer to it by that name, the "ministry of propaganda."

From the beginning of the Republic, there was a love/hate relationship between the government and the media, but it wasn't until Watergate and Nixon that the media was able to bring down an American President they hated. And they really liked that power. Soon they realized that they could not just report the actions of the government, but influence policy decisions. They actively worked to protect politicians whose policies they supported, and opposed pols whose policies and values they opposed, but in ways never seen before.

Finally, in 2008, they actually installed their own government into power. And "the media" effectively become both a tool of the government, as well as a 4th branch of the government.

Mark

14 posted on 03/11/2012 10:05:33 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Impala64ssa

I’m stunned.
I have spent mylife in the service of this country chasing commies around the planet


15 posted on 03/11/2012 10:18:54 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Impala64ssa

This is not your father’s Pravda. Russia is part of the BRIC’s countries who are all trending more capitalistic because they have experienced socialism at first hand. We have yet to suffer the real pains of socialism so our liberals are happily marching towards it.


16 posted on 03/11/2012 10:19:51 PM PDT by entropy12 (Republicans do not hate, that is a monopoly of democrats.)
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To: Impala64ssa

This is indicative of just how bad the American media has become as it has no journalistic weight.


17 posted on 03/11/2012 10:33:10 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: Impala64ssa

Pravda calls our media a tool of the state, and actually has a valid argument and evidence to back it up. And people think I’m crazy when I say we’ll probably see the end of the world in our lifetimes!


18 posted on 03/11/2012 10:33:55 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: RIghtwardHo

And yet ANOTHER reference to Pravda as an authority. No wonder the GOP is toying with Romney. We’ve become insane.


I am not sure what Romney has to do with the article or your first point. Lately, Pravda has been more of an authority than our lapdog media—this is not first time Pravda has reported a story the US “press” would not report. Frankly, I have much more confidence in the veracity of Pravda than NBC and the other branches of the democratic campaigning press.


19 posted on 03/11/2012 10:35:56 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Impala64ssa

They’re gleefully flipping us off. After all those years as a communist swamp, listening to us tell them about our freedom of the press, now they’re getting to point out the obvious flaws with the partisan media over here. Communism aside, the Russians have their pride, and they’re happy to point out how the Cold War winners are collapsing - just like they did not such a long time ago.

I’ve thought about this recently.

The collapse of the USSR was a weird event for me. One day I walked into the Cascades with the Soviets there, big and burly, and when I got back to the car one week later, it was gone. Startling.

Sometimes I think the United States will go the same way. One week it’ll be here, the next week the states will be scrambling this way and that to create a new configuration for governance. I would hope that if this happens it occurs with the same lack of warfare that I witnessed in Russia, but who knows... as long as I’m on the side of the border reestablishing limited government, natural rights, and rule of law.

God help us.


20 posted on 03/11/2012 10:36:21 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: Impala64ssa

To top it all off, the Russkies have hot naked chicks reading the news!

What do we got?
Angria Mitchell and Katy Couric!

It’s beyond disturbing.


21 posted on 03/11/2012 10:36:47 PM PDT by mylife
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To: JRandomFreeper
"....I can buy pay-me drinks near Osan, and the company is more pleasant, more polite, and more likely to deal with me in an honest manner.

It's been an embarrassing number of decades since I trod the streets of Chicoville.

22 posted on 03/11/2012 11:32:23 PM PDT by VR-21
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To: Impala64ssa

Our ‘Main stream media’(Fox Included) are nearly worthless.


23 posted on 03/12/2012 12:10:53 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KJC1

(blushes) Guilty! :)


24 posted on 03/12/2012 12:41:44 AM PDT by Danae (Anail nathrach, ortha bhais is beatha, do cheal deanaimh)
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To: Impala64ssa

Cool!
Since we have only the foreign - - particlularly the British - - news sources to look to for real news and investigative journalism, it’s good to add Pravda to the mix, at least for having the guts to publish a column like this one. ..A column you will not see in the United States.


25 posted on 03/12/2012 1:02:31 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: JRandomFreeper

Based upon what I’ve read from them lately, they have a LOT more unbiased credibility than the LSM in America, or in a lot of countries. Sad to say that, but some of their writers are very good. We have one - Danae (aka Diana) - here on FR. And she’s well-worth reading.


26 posted on 03/12/2012 3:00:52 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry Obummer and another 4yrs of Hell, anyday!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
You have the right of it, Johnny. The Russians started all this, and Pravda's coverage of the exposure of
our current situation is more of a taunt about their success with our ruination than a serious "news" story.

They're crowing about our downfall, and our dumbed-down youth of the occupotty ilk don't have the
brains to realize it, having been "educated" by propagandized, marxist morons themselves.

So long as we continue to allow our public schools, colleges, and universities to continue this circle jerk,
they will continue to pump out America haters who will not see what they have done until it is too late.
27 posted on 03/12/2012 3:42:47 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: MarkL

We should all immediately begin using your name for them..The Ministry of Propaganda. Good post..Looking forward to more.


28 posted on 03/12/2012 4:27:35 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Impala64ssa

Obama and the DNC have made American media
LESS TRUTHFUL than the PRAVDA of the Soviet Union.

RNME and the MSM have no shame and no truth.


29 posted on 03/12/2012 4:48:04 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: MarkL
...as well as a 4th branch of the government.

Fourth Estate, Fifth Column...

30 posted on 03/12/2012 4:51:21 AM PDT by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: Danae

Its a well written piece.

You have been on Drudge for a few days now!

I like the style. You let facts give a good sting.


31 posted on 03/12/2012 7:51:32 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: PA-RIVER

Thanks PA!

There is more to come too!


32 posted on 03/12/2012 8:06:45 AM PDT by Danae (Anail nathrach, ortha bhais is beatha, do cheal deanaimh)
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To: Impala64ssa

Obama was elected to loot the US Treasury...and the loot was spread far, wide and deep into every nook and cranny of the country, up and down both sides of the aisle, throughout the legislative and judicial branches in the Federal,and many states’ governments. The media were long ago recruited as an accessory.


33 posted on 03/12/2012 8:48:22 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Tucker39

Well, who would have thought the US would elect a crypto-Marxist as President?

And what you say of the old communist countries is literally true. China has a lower corporate tax rate, a lower personal tax rate and less regulation than the US. Just don’t criticize the CCP’s monopoly on state power or try to start up a church without bureaucratic approval.

Freedom of speech and freedom of religion are about the only aspects of liberty where the US remains number one, but the Obama Administration is working on it.


34 posted on 03/12/2012 9:26:10 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: Danae
I sent my congressman an email about the SS registration. He sent it to the head of Selective Service in Arlington VA. (No doubt it was then forwarded to the IRS. If they do a review of my Taxes they will find that they owe me money, so I may get a check out of this!)

At Arlington they say they have reviewed all documents, and Obamas documents are in order. I don't believe a word they say anymore.

35 posted on 03/12/2012 9:36:14 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: PA-RIVER

I hear ya. We can no longer take anything the government says at face value.


36 posted on 03/12/2012 9:45:58 AM PDT by Danae (Anail nathrach, ortha bhais is beatha, do cheal deanaimh)
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To: Impala64ssa

The focus of criticism on US MSM is misdirected. Sure, the MSM basically serves as a press agency for the ruling elite, and its opinions and biases are those of the ruling elite.

However, with the exception of PBS/NPR, the MSM is comprised of profit-seeking enterprises. They serve mass markets, and their product offering targets the least common denominator of their market. If there were a profit-generating level of market demand for serious journalism, one of the competing outlets would supply it. That’s how Fox News got started, though its quality fell fairly rapidly to match the least common denominator of its conservative viewers.

The utter lameness of the MSM is an effect, not a cause of American problems. Criticism should be focused upon an educational system that has already strangled honest intellectual curiosity and indoctrinated young Americans to regard the State as the source of their sufficiency and strength.


37 posted on 03/12/2012 9:52:52 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: Tucker39
Who among us who lived through the “Cold War” would have ever thought former Iron Curtain countries, even China almost, would have freer enterprise and a more business-friendly tax structure than the U.S. of A?

I hate to sound like a broken record but back in 1983 just after KAL-007 was shot down by the Soviets and I was just starting 11th grade, I asked this question for "craps and giggles."

"What if in the future, the USSR became the US and the US became the USSR? Also, what if WE, the United States, ever became the 'Evil Empire?'" I got a few weird looks but you know what, i think I'm seeing the answer to my question playing out. I know Russia ain't perfect in the freedom department, but in many ways, they are freer than us now. You can worship as you like, they have a flat tax and IIRC, you can buy fully automatic weapons.

Some time ago, I posted this and another Freeper replied, "I asked the same question too, just after Sputnik was launched."
38 posted on 03/12/2012 5:45:18 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Send Obama back to the ghetto, November 6th.)
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To: paul51
want to know what is really going on in the US? Look to pravda and al jezeera

Crap, once you sort out the chaff, even Radio Habana Cuba does a bett3er job. I am an amateur radio operator and I listen to shortwave radio. They say that if you have a shortwave radio, that is one sign "you're a right-wing extremist." Well, right now, I have three shortwave radios in reach, I guess I'm on somebody's list. B-)
39 posted on 03/12/2012 5:48:40 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Send Obama back to the ghetto, November 6th.)
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To: redpoll
They’re gleefully flipping us off. After all those years as a communist swamp, listening to us tell them about our freedom of the press, now they’re getting to point out the obvious flaws with the partisan media over here. Communism aside, the Russians have their pride, and they’re happy to point out how the Cold War winners are collapsing - just like they did not such a long time ago.

True, the Russians always had pride in their homeland, I'm part Russian myself and I remember my grandmother always thought of Russia itself favorably although she didn't like the Communists or the Cossacks before that because she's have Jewish and her mother had villages burned out from under her. Still unfortunately, most my family did fight for the Communists, according to family story (I need to verify this somehow if I ever can so take it as you will), my great, great grandfather became a general in the Red Army and even knew Lenin personally and took orders from him. He told his son, my great grandfather, "get out of here, you don't want involved in this" so that is how he came to America.

The collapse of the USSR was a weird event for me. One day I walked into the Cascades with the Soviets there, big and burly, and when I got back to the car one week later, it was gone. Startling.

Yeah, I still think the collapse of the USSR was "Alien Space Bat" territory.

Alien Space Bats are (mythical?) superpowered creatures who in turn make almost impossible/improbable events in history happen. "Alternate History" is a hobby of mine and sometimes when we play the "what if game," we invoke Alien Space Bats to make almost impossible events happen.

Well, digressing, in high school, we did agree the USSR would collapse at some point, but we figured that it would have lasted until 2020 at the earliest or as my friend put it, "we will be old men."

Sometimes I think the United States will go the same way. One week it’ll be here, the next week the states will be scrambling this way and that to create a new configuration for governance. I would hope that if this happens it occurs with the same lack of warfare that I witnessed in Russia, but who knows... as long as I’m on the side of the border reestablishing limited government, natural rights, and rule of law.

Well, we can only hope, it is like the Glenn Beck analogy of bringing down and ditching a plane. We need to look for a highway to land on or at least a large, level, soft meadow but if it gets bad, we could bring it down into a load of trees or worse, a side of a mountain.

God help us.

Well, preach it, man! I think He's the only one that can help us now. Amen.
40 posted on 03/12/2012 6:01:46 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Send Obama back to the ghetto, November 6th.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Great article, thanks for posting. It seems that the American media is committed to lying in order to prop up the system. It is part of the failing of our nation. A free media is necessary in a free republic. They should be exposing corruption, not allowing politicians to lie, central bankers to debase currency lie about economic statistics, manipulate markets and to ruin the middle class.

The media is owned by the same bankers and corporations that buy our politicians, they never challenge the system. They will always be the last to tell you the truth. After the next predictable crisis occurs that further ruins our country, they will say no one could have predicted xyz. But you find these accurate predictions every day in the blogosphere.


41 posted on 03/12/2012 6:28:48 PM PDT by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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