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\"Indeed, in my four-plus decades in journalism, I have never seen a more thoroughly biased and misleading performance by the major U.S. news media. Even during the days of Ronald Reagan – when much of the government’s modern propaganda structure was created – there was more independence in major news outlets. There were media stampedes off the reality cliff during George H.W. Bush’s Persian Gulf War and George W. Bush’s Iraq War, both of which were marked by demonstrably false claims that were readily swallowed by the big U.S. news outlets. But there is something utterly Orwellian in the current coverage of the Ukraine crisis, including accusing others of “propaganda” when their accounts – though surely not perfect – are much more honest and more accurate than what the U.S. press corps has been producing. There’s also the added risk that this latest failure by the U.S. press corps is occurring on the border of Russia, a nuclear-armed state that – along with the United States – could exterminate all life on the planet. The biased U.S. news coverage is now feeding into political demands to send U.S. military aid to Ukraine’s coup regime. The casualness of this propaganda – as it spreads across the U.S. media spectrum from Fox News to MSNBC, from the Washington Post to the New York Times – is not just wretched journalism but it is reckless malfeasance jeopardizing the lives of many Ukrainians and the future of the planet.\" Robert Parry, Ukraine, Through the US Looking Glass, April 16, 2014 http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/16-6

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(Propaganda Watch) NYT Retracts Russian-Photo Scoop - by Robert Parry

NYT Retracts Russian-Photo Scoop
April 23, 2014

Exclusive: After starting a propaganda stampede – with a lead story about photos of Russian troops purportedly in Ukraine – the New York Times admits the pictures really don’t prove much, and one photo was labeled as snapped in Russia when it was really taken in Ukraine, writes Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry

Two days after the New York Times led its editions with a one-sided article about photos supposedly proving that Russian special forces were behind the popular uprisings in eastern Ukraine, the Times published what you might call a modified, limited retraction.

Buried deep inside the Wednesday editions (page 9 in my paper), the article by Michael R. Gordon and Andrew E. Kramer – two of the three authors from the earlier story – has this curious beginning: “A collection of photographs that Ukraine says shows the presence of Russian forces in the eastern part of the country, and which the United States cited as evidence of Russian involvement, has come under scrutiny.”

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And, one of the photos featured by the Times in its Monday lead article, purportedly showing some of the armed men in Russia, was actually shot in the Ukrainian town of Slovyansk, according to Maxim Dondyuk, the freelance photographer who took the picture and posted it on his Instagram account.

Here is the tortured way the Times treated that embarrassing lapse in its journalistic standards: “A packet of American briefing materials that was prepared for the Geneva meeting asserts that the photograph was taken in Russia. The same men are also shown in photographs taken in Ukraine.

“Their appearance in both photographs was presented as evidence of Russian involvement in eastern Ukraine. The packet was later provided by American officials to The New York Times, which included that description of the group photograph in an article and caption that was published on Monday. … The dispute over the group photograph cast a cloud over one particularly vivid and highly publicized piece of evidence.”


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Read more: http://consortiumnews.com/2014/04/23/nyt-retracts-russian-photo-scoop/


Just wait a few years. Then everyone will pretend they were against it or were misunderstood

Meanwhile in other news today, the Right Sektor in Lviv, neonazi HQs of Ukraine, told the OSCE they're forming a political party

The Lviv team met with the Head of the Right Sector in the city. He declared that all activities of the Right Sector were aimed at supporting the efforts to enhance the defense of the country (including. registering volunteers, providing them with basic physical training without weapons) and that they were co-ordinated with the National Security Council of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Armed Forces. He also asserted that the Right Sector had dissolved its militant wing. It was transforming into a political party and did not consider itself to be a part of the "armed groups" mentioned in the Geneva Statement.

4/21/2014

http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/117912


This part is really cute "He also asserted that the Right Sector had dissolved its militant wing." because just a few days ago the same people told the OSCE that they sent 100 Right Sektor paramilitaries into Donetsk.

The Lviv Team was told by Right Sector activists that they had begun recruiting for their paramilitary structure on 14 April. They said that approximately 100 paramilitaries had already been deployed to Donetsk region and were being trained in the eastern part of the country. One of the paramilitaries seen in Lviv was wearing a new military uniform, including a flak jacket, but carried no weapons.

4/15/2014

http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/117787

Parry's been a consistent voice of sanity for 40 years

I was happy to see this latest article too.

Meanwhile the same people who've been wrong about everything, are screaming for more war blood at the top of their lungs.

Do they every apologize to Iraq? Afghanistan? Libya? Syria? Vietnam? Guatemala?

No, they just move from country to country, massacring people without ever an apology.

Pravy Sektor tells OSCE they're forming a political party

The Lviv team met with the Head of the Right Sector in the city. He declared that all activities of the Right Sector were aimed at supporting the efforts to enhance the defense of the country (including. registering volunteers, providing them with basic physical training without weapons) and that they were co-ordinated with the National Security Council of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Armed Forces. He also asserted that the Right Sector had dissolved its militant wing. It was transforming into a political party and did not consider itself to be a part of the "armed groups" mentioned in the Geneva Statement.

http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/117912

Robert Parry: "Prepping for a Ukrainian Massacre"

Prepping for a Ukrainian Massacre
April 22, 2014

Exclusive: As the rhetoric rages out of control, worsening violence in Ukraine grows more likely. Official Washington is readying the American people to view the slaughter of eastern Ukrainians as justified because they are “terrorists” and linked to the hated Russians, Robert Parry reports.

By Robert Parry

Between the anti-Russian propaganda pouring forth from the Obama administration and the deeply biased coverage from the U.S. news media, the American people are being prepared to accept and perhaps even cheer a massacre of eastern Ukrainians who have risen up against the coup regime in Kiev.

The protesters who have seized government buildings in ten towns in eastern Ukraine are being casually dubbed “terrorists” by both the Kiev regime and some American journalists. Meanwhile, it’s become conventional wisdom in Official Washington to assume that the protesters are led by Russian special forces because of some dubious photographs of armed men, accepted as “proof” with few questions asked by the mainstream U.S. news media.

While the U.S. news media is treating these blurry photos as the slam-dunk evidence of direct Russian control of the eastern Ukrainian protests – despite denials by the Russian government and the protesters – the BBC was among the few news agencies that provided a more objective assessment, noting that the photos are open to a variety of interpretations.

(body snipped, read at link)

Yet, rather than assess these events objectively, the U.S. government and the mainstream U.S. news media have slid into a neo-Cold War madness, which may be sated only by the blood of the eastern Ukrainian “terrorists.” That, however, could force Putin’s hand again and take this unnecessary crisis to a whole new level.

http://consortiumnews.com/2014/04/22/prepping-for-a-ukrainian-massacre/




Quote of the year:


"Indeed, in my four-plus decades in journalism, I have never seen a more thoroughly biased and misleading performance by the major U.S. news media. Even during the days of Ronald Reagan – when much of the government’s modern propaganda structure was created – there was more independence in major news outlets. There were media stampedes off the reality cliff during George H.W. Bush’s Persian Gulf War and George W. Bush’s Iraq War, both of which were marked by demonstrably false claims that were readily swallowed by the big U.S. news outlets.

But there is something utterly Orwellian in the current coverage of the Ukraine crisis, including accusing others of “propaganda” when their accounts – though surely not perfect – are much more honest and more accurate than what the U.S. press corps has been producing.

There’s also the added risk that this latest failure by the U.S. press corps is occurring on the border of Russia, a nuclear-armed state that – along with the United States – could exterminate all life on the planet. The biased U.S. news coverage is now feeding into political demands to send U.S. military aid to Ukraine’s coup regime.

The casualness of this propaganda – as it spreads across the U.S. media spectrum from Fox News to MSNBC, from the Washington Post to the New York Times – is not just wretched journalism but it is reckless malfeasance jeopardizing the lives of many Ukrainians and the future of the planet."


Robert Parry, Ukraine, Through the US Looking Glass, April 16, 2014

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/16-6

Things that give you the warm fuzzies.

#Ukraine #Nazi #Bandera One of the "easter Marches" in #Kiev this weekend



To celebrate afterwards they gave visiting Italian neonazis a tour of the Communist Party HQs they trashed.

Things are shaping up. Even Tymoshenko has her own branch of Pravy Sektor now. Its name is the "Yulia Sektor"




And in sad news, the young protester who tried to change the Ukranian flag on an govt building to a Donetsk flag in Gorlovka a few days ago and was thrown off the roof by the Police Chief just died. Video of that event



And that cute little journalist Irma Krat who's being detained in Donetsk right now? The one who was listed in Maidan's website under Pravy Sektor's before the scrubbed it after her detainment? Here she is... This is the photo from her Facebook account, an account that was conveniently, magically deactivated right after her detainment (https://uk-ua.facebook.com/irmakrats+&cd=6&hl=de&ct=clnk&gl=uk" target="_blank">Google Cache doesn't forget)



They found her right after Easter Sunday's Pravy Sector attack on the checkpoint that killed innocent unarmed residents. She had just coincidentally arrived minus camera, computer or any other press equipment with a way out-of-date press card. And all this after Pravy Sector told OSCE that they just sent 100 Pravy Sektor paramilitaries to the Dobletsk area.

The Lviv Team was told by Right Sector activists that they had begun recruiting for their paramilitary structure on 14 April. They said that approximately 100 paramilitaries had already been deployed to Donetsk region and were being trained in the eastern part of the country. One of the paramilitaries seen in Lviv was wearing a new military uniform, including a flak jacket, but carried no weapons.

http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/117787


Things that give you the warm fuzzies that the Western Press is deliberately hiding. They're determined to get their war on.



"Indeed, in my four-plus decades in journalism, I have never seen a more thoroughly biased and misleading performance by the major U.S. news media. Even during the days of Ronald Reagan – when much of the government’s modern propaganda structure was created – there was more independence in major news outlets. There were media stampedes off the reality cliff during George H.W. Bush’s Persian Gulf War and George W. Bush’s Iraq War, both of which were marked by demonstrably false claims that were readily swallowed by the big U.S. news outlets.

But there is something utterly Orwellian in the current coverage of the Ukraine crisis, including accusing others of “propaganda” when their accounts – though surely not perfect – are much more honest and more accurate than what the U.S. press corps has been producing.

There’s also the added risk that this latest failure by the U.S. press corps is occurring on the border of Russia, a nuclear-armed state that – along with the United States – could exterminate all life on the planet. The biased U.S. news coverage is now feeding into political demands to send U.S. military aid to Ukraine’s coup regime.

The casualness of this propaganda – as it spreads across the U.S. media spectrum from Fox News to MSNBC, from the Washington Post to the New York Times – is not just wretched journalism but it is reckless malfeasance jeopardizing the lives of many Ukrainians and the future of the planet."

Robert Parry, Ukraine, Through the US Looking Glass, April 16, 2014

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/16-6

Information from her press conference today, press card out of date, ties to neonazis

GrahamWPhillips ‏@GrahamWP_UK 2h

At presser, Krat's press pass is brought out, 'self-defence' draw attention to its being out of date. #Sloviansk



GrahamWPhillips ‏@GrahamWP_UK 2h

Krat is accused by Self-defence of, effectively, working as spy for the Maidan side. She disagrees to Self-defence. pic.twitter.com/UuxshhoJDm

GrahamWPhillips ‏@GrahamWP_UK 1h

Krat says 'there's no law now - what we have in Ukraine is total anarchy'. #Sloviansk #Ukraine p


GrahamWPhillips ‏@GrahamWP_UK 1h

After Krat is taken away, Pravy Sektor items reported as recovered from yesterday's shooting displayed. #Sloviansk

Simon Shuster ‏@shustry 2h

Irma Krat presser video - 'I don't want Europe, don't want Russia - want one Ukraine' -

GrahamWPhillips ‏@GrahamWP_UK 52m

Short vid, it's Irma Krat, who seems a strong, confident person, but her press pass is out of date -
#Ukraine

Der Streitapfel ‏@GRAFIXEL 55m

@GrahamWP_UK ITAR-TASS report that she will be released soon, any evidence for that?
GrahamWPhillips ‏@GrahamWP_UK

@GRAFIXEL It seems likely to me, she didn't seem in any serious danger of life in my honest opinion.

GrahamWPhillips ‏@GrahamWP_UK 42m

As for Krat presser - journos from international media in there. Can't say I share all her politics, but hope, and think that she'll be ok.

GrahamWPhillips ‏@GrahamWP_UK 34m

Irma Krat, who said Pravy Sektor photo was 'just a photo', says here she respects Russian language -


This is the photo reference is the heading photo on her Facebook page


The background image on her Facebook page shows her standing with a group of men in yellow arm bands marked with a sign resembling the Wolfsangel, an emblem associated with the neo-Nazi movement. Set against a yellow background, the black Wolfsangel is also used by the ultranationalist group Patriots of Ukraine, whose members joined the forces of Right Sector during the revolution. Although Krat’s friends deny that she has ties to neo-Nazism or Right Sector, they say she was the founder of the so-called “women’s hundred,” the only female detachment of revolutionary guards to help protect the protest camp and its barricades in Kiev. That fact, combined with her apparent sympathizes for the nationalist movement, would be enough to make her a target for the pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

http://time.com/69910/ukraine-separatists-take-prisoners/


But what's not mentioned in the Western press is that Irma Krat is the founder of one of the core 40 Maidan '100 units' known as the the Zhinocha Sotnia (the Women 100) and showed up in Sloviansk right when the checkpoint attack happened and had no camera or any other journalist equipment, not to mention the outdated press card.

People can scoff all they want but the hard right is on record for sending 100 activists to the region and the Pravij activist Sloviansk captured a few days ago said in his statement that he was expecting to meet other right wing activists there.

The Lviv Team was told by Right Sector activists that they had begun recruiting for their paramilitary structure on 14 April. They said that approximately 100 paramilitaries had already been deployed to Donetsk region and were being trained in the eastern part of the country. One of the paramilitaries seen in Lviv was wearing a new military uniform, including a flak jacket, but carried no weapons.

April 15, 2014
http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/117787


GrahamWPhillips ‏@GrahamWP_UK 21m

Ask Irma Krat difference between this and Euromaidan. Her answer 'in principle, just the same'-
… #Ukraine #Euromaidan


GrahamWPhillips ‏@GrahamWP_UK 17m

Irma Krat confirms she is being looked after fine, at #Sloviansk presser - https:// … #Ukraine #Russia

You're in LUCK! They've got personal IDs too

Yarosh's business card isn't a personal one, just a card to the main Pravij Sector HQs in Kiev with their general email address and phone number. Yarosh's name is just emblazoned on the top as the leader for PR. It's a common card that's been seen before, like a Walmart card to the GM you can grab at the counter. .

However, they also have a participant of the attacks in custody and 2 personal ID cards, this is a partial view one. There are better, high-resolution shots of front and back of the 2 cards they found at the scene but I'm not going to waste my time looking for them because you'd just find some other reason like a smudge in the wrong place and I believe my time is better spent elsewhere. Just letting you know they're out there.

bad shot that I have up on my screen right now, take it or leave it knowing it's gonna be the latter.

Captured "nationalist" confessing his participation in the Sloviansk checkpoint attack

Lifenews.ru video showing a captured "nationalist" confessing his participation in the Slavyansk checkpoint attack:

Captured member of the "right sector" says he asked Right Sector militants not to go to Slavyiansk

Translation:

Nationalist who attacked a checkpoint in the south-east says he advised the other radicals not to come to the region with weapons.

Self-defense activists in Slavyiansk detained one of the radicals of the "right sector", who participated in the April 20 attack of the checkpoint on unarmed self-defense forces.




The detainee - a resident of the city of Vinnytsia, Vitaliy Kovalchuk, - caught "a ride" and was trying to escape but the local self-defense forces managed to stop his vehicle.

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Kovalchuk lived on the Maidan in Kiev for a few months. There he met with other nationalists. He admitted that he met with his future accomplices there but that it was before the first shots had been fired in the Ukrainian capital. He says he didn't fire on any (Donetsk) residents and that his weapon was only for self defense. He says the only shooting he's ever done has been on plates.

All the nationalists involved paid for their own way (to Donetsk). They each paid for their own way from Kiev to Kharkiv because it was a private initiative to come here, - he explained.

Kovalchuk assures that if he's released, he'll immediately talk with like-minded people and strongly discourage them from visiting the south-east of the country. "My friends from the "right sector" died here, they're not playing with them here. Everything is real. Here is war", he added "People here are defending their land, protecting their homes, and they are right."

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http://lifenews.ru/news/131673



He's only 21 years old. This is madness.

Kiev saying this was "an argument between local criminal groups"

A Ukrainian official said it may have been a shootout between criminals. Nationalists have denied involvement.

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Viktoriya Siumar, deputy head of Ukraine's National Security Council, told the BBC that the shooting was being investigated, but said there were indications that it was "an argument between local criminal groups".

"The level of criminality in eastern Ukraine increased substantially recently," he added.

This is the first fatal incident in the region since Thursday's agreement, prompting Sloviansk rebel leader and self-proclaimed mayor Vyacheslav Ponomarev to call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to send peacekeepers. He also asked for food and weapons.

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27093347
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