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Tue May 14, 2019, 01:58 PM

Judge: Florida-based broadcaster is Russian foreign agent

Source: Associated Press

By CURT ANDERSON, AP LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER MIAMI May 14, 2019, 12:38 PM ET


A federal judge has ruled a Florida-based broadcasting company that provides Russian programs to a Washington radio station must register as an agent of a foreign government.

The Justice Department said in a news release Tuesday that RM Broadcasting of Jupiter, Florida, was essentially providing publicity for Russia through an agreement with state-run Rossiya Segodnya. That entity's "Sputnik" programming is broadcast all day on WZHF-AM in the Washington area.

RM Broadcasting had asked Florida U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenberg to rule it's not required to register as a foreign agent, but she sided with the Justice Department. Officials say this was the first civil enforcement since 1991 of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

"The American people have a right to know if a foreign flag waves behind speech broadcast in the United States," said John C. Demers, assistant attorney general for national security. "Our concern is not the content of the speech, but providing transparency about the true identity of the speaker."

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/judge-florida-based-broadcaster-russian-foreign-agent-63028749

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Reply Judge: Florida-based broadcaster is Russian foreign agent (Original post)
Judi Lynn Tuesday OP
Honeycombe8 Tuesday #1
DFW Tuesday #2
MFGsunny Tuesday #3
IcyPeas Tuesday #4
Wounded Bear Tuesday #5
Scurrilous Tuesday #6
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maxrandb Wednesday #8
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 02:20 PM

1. They're everywhere.

They have infiltrated our government and are trying to take over our media. Media is power.

And what's with the RT channel that is so prevalent? Pluto TV, a big free streaming tv service has the RT channel.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 02:23 PM

2. About time. I hope this gets used as legal precedent--a LOT

The Trumpanzees will go nuts, but it's exactly what we need. No hiding behind curtains of secrecy. If you're a Russian spreading Russian government propaganda in the USA, then own up to it or go preach in Red Square.

And while they're at it, ABC could use a Russian-speaking proof-reader. If they are going to transliterate Russian (Россия Сегодня, or "Russia Today" ) then pronounce it correctly. The "г," which is a hard "g" on its own, is pronounced (exceptionally) like a "v" in the word "today." So, it is pronounced "Sevodnya." Printing that it is pronounced "Segodnya" is like telling Russians that the word "would" is pronounced "wooled."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 02:24 PM

3. K & R ..... for more of this kind of sunshine - especially from Florida! n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 03:47 PM

4. immediately thought of rush limbaugh

wouldn't be a surprise, would it. best buddies with orange shitgibbon.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 04:22 PM

5. Definitely need more of this shit!

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Tue May 14, 2019, 04:24 PM

6. K&R

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Tue May 14, 2019, 04:28 PM

7. KnR

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 07:45 AM

8. We've known this about Limpballs for years

Still think there is nothing we can do about Hate Radio??

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:38 PM

9. Isn't Mar a Lardo in Jupiter?

Right across the street from the local sex shop?

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