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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:10 AM

Anybody have an idea what this cable news channel Russia Today is all about?

It doesn't seem to be about Russia most of the time. It seems though provoking at times,and at other times it seems like a conspiracy channel. Anybody watch it regularly that can give me their opinion of the network?

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Reply Anybody have an idea what this cable news channel Russia Today is all about? (Original post)
hrmjustin Nov 2012 OP
msongs Nov 2012 #1
MADem Nov 2012 #2
doc03 Nov 2012 #3
Fozzledick Nov 2012 #4
Drunken Irishman Nov 2012 #5
JVS Nov 2012 #6
JI7 Nov 2012 #7
JI7 Nov 2012 #8
Jack Sprat Nov 2012 #9
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #10
David__77 Nov 2012 #11
bluedigger Nov 2012 #12
Manifestor_of_Light Nov 2012 #13
Behind the Aegis Nov 2012 #14
JDPriestly Nov 2012 #15
longship Nov 2012 #16

Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:11 AM

1. the spokespeople all seem to have english accents lol nt

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:13 AM

2. Putin Propaganda. The World According to Pooty Poot. nt

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:16 AM

3. I think Thom Hartman is on RT, not sure I can't get the channel n/t

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:22 AM

4. Russian government backed propaganda.

At first glance it seems a welcome exposure of all the hard truths the corporate media in this country won't touch, but after a while the underlying propaganda agenda starts to show through.

The broadcast channel tries to appear reasonable and objective but their web page is a bit more blatant. Their pro-Iranian slant is particularly noticeable.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:25 AM

5. Bunch of nutties...

I liked their Facebook page a few years ago and had to unlike it because they kept pushing this idea the U.S. caused the Japan earthquake.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:27 AM

6. Russia's version of Voice of America.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:28 AM

7. leans Left but a lot of Propaganda , it can be entertaining but look to other sources

before believing anything that comes from them straight.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:29 AM

8. Julian Assange had some show on there

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:30 AM

9. No worse than Faux.

 

I prefer it to Faux, as a matter of personal choice.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:32 AM

10. Thank for your replies.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:36 AM

11. Better than Fox, CNN, MSNBC, etc.

It is, as someone pointed out, the Russian version of Voice of America.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:58 AM

12. Way better than Fox.

Full of credible sources, like Neil Cavuto...

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:01 AM

13. Talks about the gun violence, prison industrial complex, stuff the American media won't touch.

Thom hartmann is on there.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:01 AM

14. Fox News of the Left.

There is a nugget of truth, but the depths of sewage through which you must wade will depend on the "journalist" and the topic.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:50 AM

15. I would put it this way. It has some great shows like Thom Hartmann.

Max Keiser used to put some pretty interesting economists on there.

But it is Russian TV for Americans, meant to persuade and influence us to the Russian view. Fortunately for us, RT's attempts at propaganda are very obvious.

With the exception of the American announcers, the RT announcers do not understand American culture, our outlook on life, our assumptions about the world and politics.

Still, I find it very interesting. It gives the Russian view. I also like to read German and French newspapers as well as, of course, the Guardian and other British news.

We should never abandon critical thinking no matter what media we are watching or hearing. That's my view.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:39 AM

16. Lots of Inet Bloggers with conspiracy theories.

I get RT on my local MHz Worldview PBS feed. Love the International Mysteries, especially the Swedish Wallander series. I miss the Aussie Football League (Go Swans!). But RT, Russia Today, should be retitled Rubbish Today.

Thom Hartman has jumped the shark, a conspiracy theorist which is basically all Rubbish Today has on their feed, idiot bloggers on fuzzy Inet video links.

Too bad. I always liked him until he started talking rubbish.

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