Skip to comments.Uproar at Russia Today
Posted on 03/12/2014 1:10:10 PM PDT by No One Special
Russias invasion of Crimea in Ukraine has had the effect of unmasking the Putin dictatorship before the eyes of the world, and perhaps the institution most breathtakingly exposed has been Putins propaganda TV network Russia Today.
In the immediate aftermath of the invasion, something really stunning happened. Not one but two American female on-air journalists employed by Russia Today fought back against the naked act of Russian aggression they were witnessing. One, Liz Wahl, actually resigned during her broadcast in protest, saying she could not continue to work for a state-owned entity, while the other, Abby Martin, declared her open opposition to the Kremlins actions during her broadcast.
But what happened next was even more amazing.
Russia Todays editor in chief Margarita Simonyan published a post on her Live Journal blog in both English and Russian in which she cast aside any pretext of journalistic objectivity and openly declared herself a partisan of the Russian state in the Ukrainian conflict. She stated: Yesterday I spent quite some time explaining to the New York Times correspondent why I consider Russias position to be right. Im Russian. I support my country and I will fight for the truth for as long as it takes.
Simonyans use of the word truth is highly revealing. She uses it in the same sense Putin does. For them, truth does not mean accuracy. Instead, it means those statements, correct or incorrect, which help Russia win victory. Only such statements are to be reported by people who call themselves journalists in Putins Russia. That is how it is possible for Putin to strip all military insignia from the Russian soldiers who invaded Ukraine and then tell the people of Russia that they were self defense forces and not Russians...
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Why is RT even allowed to broadcast in this country?
Good points. Russian Time was setup specifically as a propaganda organ to support Putin. A few years ago there was a book named MANUFACTURING CONSENT. It alleged that the major consensus in the USA was merely created by the media. What Putin has hoped to do is to manufacture dissent in favor of him. Now, we Americans can and should oppose our government when it is wrong (very often these days). But why would anyone with any sense at all willingly be duped by Putin.
Why is MSNBC allowed to broadcast in this country?
Sounds like any one of our election cycles of late.
"His goal was to create for the right-thinking non-Communist West the dominating political prejudice of the era: the belief that any opinion that happened to serve the foreign policy of the Soviet Union was derived from the most essential elements of human decency."
So writes Stephen Koch of Willi Munzenberg (1889-1940), the central character in his intricate and fascinating narrative, "Double Lives: Spies and Writers in the Secret Soviet War of Ideas Against the West."
It has had a powerful influence world-wide.
Clinton would say it depends on what the definition of “truth” really is...Obummer would have to read it off a teleprompter...Bush would know and speak the truth but be bashed mercilessly by the left leaning crazy media and dumb democrats...Republicans would internally be fighting against the Tea Party who would speak the truth along with Sarah Palin and be ridiculed by SNL skits...meanwhile the American people would be so caught up in the latest fake “reality” show that it wouldn’t care...and a precious 4 year old Jewish boy taking a bath recites the whole “you can’t handle the truth” portion of “A Few Good Men” on a video that’s gone viral...
All of this swirls around and around going down the horrible toilet bowl of international crises going on at this very moment in Ukraine, Venezuela, Israel...
Yep, guess propaganda is needed by a lot of countries to keep the masses entertained with “bread and circuses” until the walls of their cities/nations fall down...
>> Why is RT even allowed to broadcast in this country? <<
So that we can see and hear directly — without any filter — exactly how blatant and deceitful Putin’s anti-American propaganda has become. Watching RT has been a real eye-opener for me.
Moreover, it’s also helpful to see which American citizens appear on this channel as willing accomplices. Somebody (paging Brent Bozell?)needs to monitor RT 24/7 and publicize a list of these fellow travelers and useful idiots.
I wonder where Larry King and the country DJ from Lansing come down on this?
Why is the Soros neo-Nazi, anti-semitic BDS allowed to operate in this country and beat the drums for the dissolution of the Jewish state?
Rossiya Segodnya (official name: Federal State Unitary Enterprise International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya; from Russian: Россия Сегодня, Russia Today) is the official Russian government owned international news agency founded by presidential decree on 9 December 2013. Rossiya Segodnya incorporates the former RIA Novosti news service and the Voice of Russia international radio service (formerly Radio Moscow).
Could it be the first amendment to the constitution?
“Could it be the first amendment to the constitution?”
I don’t know; you tell me.
FDR didn’t allow Nazis to establish newspapers, march in American cities, infiltrate our schools or broadcast Hitler propaganda from radio stations. I guess, according to you, FDR violated the free speech of Nazis. FR is getting more and more stupid with comments like yours.
The Constitution is not a friggin’ suicide pact.
Her name is Margarita Simonyan and she says she is a Russian. That doesn’t look like a Russian name to me...but I’m not an expert on the subject. I’ve studied a little Russian and have been there twice but that’s it.
According to wikipedia:
“Simonyan was born in Krasnodar [Soviet Union] to an Armenian family. She describes herself as an “irreversibly Russified Armenian.””
Well, OK. So, she wasn’t what I think of as a Russian, certainly not one named Margarita.
Thanks for the info. It did puzzle me a bit.
What did FDR do about communists?
Well, we all know. She is an unrepentant Communist. The Commies are all supporting Russia in this Ukraine crisis.
Are you sure it's deceitful? If it's anything involving Obama or the decline of moral standards in this country it might be true. Can you give an example?
Excellent question. I'd add "why is al-Jazeera allowed to broadcast in this country?"
And then I remind myself that I'm not supporting either entity via a cable or satellite tv bill, and neither should the rest of you!
Drop Comcast & DirecTV/Dish Network and STOP FUNDING Russian and muslim propaganda!