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Mon Jul 1, 2019, 03:00 PM

Russia paid a Florida radio broadcaster $1.4 million to air Kremlin propaganda in DC

To sell "just" air time in Florida is one thing. To actually broadcast Russian propaganda in Washington is quite another. Here what Russia's global style of investment does for its immigration success in Florida.

This kind of "immigration" just doesn't get enough nationwide attention.

Florida-based company RM BROADCASTING, LLC., owned by 75 year-old Arnold Ferolito. His lawyer is Nicole Waid, who argued and lost, in a letter to the Department of Justice, about why her client should be required to file as a foreign agent under FARA.

This marks the DOJ’s first successful civil enforcement action under the Foreign Agents Registration Act in more than two decades.

The Russian government sent more than $1.4 million to a Florida-based company airing Kremlin propaganda in the nation’s capital over the last two years, according to recent foreign agent registration records.

Florida-based company RM Broadcasting LLC has officially registered as a foreign agent with the Justice Department after a federal judge ordered it to do so in May.

Marking DOJ’s first successful civil enforcement action under the Foreign Agents Registration Act in more than two decades, U.S. District Court Judge Robin Rosenberg ruled that RM Broadcasting should be registered as a foreign agent under FARA due to its relationship with Rossiya Segodnya, the Russian government’s media enterprise that owns Sputnik International and was created by Vladimir Putin to advance Russia’s interests abroad.

A 2017 U.S. intelligence report found that Sputnik was part of “Russia’s state-run propaganda machine” that facilitated Russian interference and influence in the 2016 presidential election of Donald Trump.
Starting shortly after Trump’s election, RM Broadcasting agreed to act as the Russian media enterprise’s middleman brokering airtime on WZHF 1390, a Washington, D.C., area radio station owned by Way Broadcasting.


Florida's new Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, along with his Republican dominated statehouse in Tallahassee, ought to admit that since Florida has allowed all manner of rackets into its house ...

-- With statewide Russian money laundering through real estate (https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article157640179.html);

-- with a Russian anchor baby reproduction program in Trump's hotels ( https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/FBI-Raids-Miami-Mama-Business-in-Hallandale-Beach-429966353.html ; https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/russians-flock-to-give-birth-at-trump-s-properties-in-the-us-so-their-kids-can-have-dualcitizenship-a3628971.html)

-- with U.S. president/Florida resident Trump being a proven foreign asset of Putin's through 272 contacts he and his henchmen made since before 2016 (https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/03/connections-trump-putin-russia-ties-chart-flynn-page-manafort-sessions-214868);

-- Florida does extensive trade with the Russian Federation (https://usrussiacc.org/florida-and-the-russian-market/);



-- AND NOW, with a Russian foreign agent media company (and Russian money is now 'free' speech) ....



... that Republicans have made Florida a de facto satellite of the Russian Federation. Yeah, I said it.


Florida is America's example of how the GOP's opening the door wide for Russia shows how corporate fascists don't have to own a state to control it.

https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2019/07/russia-paid-radio-broadcaster-1-4-million-to-air-kremlin-propaganda/?fbclid=IwAR06UAQNvdAsYyUwZ-6QI_bLGrfs2iaXLCSsFOEQobFsZaN0JkbUTKQ8sXE

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 03:08 PM

1. Hey, Right-Wing Lurkers! Remember When You Used To Denounce Tools Of The Kremlin?

We do, and we seewith disgust how many of the Right is perfectly comfortable at accommodating a hostile foreign power.

And we’re supposed to believe you’re genuine patriots?

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Mon Jul 1, 2019, 03:13 PM

2. And don't forget that Mark Burnett and Vlad Putin put together a made for TV show about the ...

.... billionaire business exec, Donald Trump who by 2001 was nothing more than a failed businessman.

Fucking Russian money was behind the Apprentice in order to sell the idea that Trump was something
he wasn't.


https://www.huffpost.com/entry/bombshell-firm-link-between-trumps-apprentice-producer_b_587512b2e4b0eb9e49bfbfac

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Mon Jul 1, 2019, 03:39 PM

3. Better take a look at Glenn Beck and the Blaze

During campaign they got the squeeze from Trumpkins and it was hurting the bottom line. No telling how they would cooperate now.

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