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Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:35 PM

Why are posts from Russia Today, RT, allowed on DU?

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214878025

Considering RT is Russian propaganda network, DU should Not allow any links to it

Find another way to promote your preference of voices, than linking to RT.

Thank You
I find this damned repulsive knowing all we do about Russia propaganda in our current National state of distress.
Vladimer Putin ...should not be allowed to profit nor be promoted via his Media or Online clicks.
And RT clicks are Russia's profit

What is Russia Today? (This subject shouldn't have to even be debated here on a Democratic site.
Could we have a new rule please.
An RT link on DU is so damned offensive.)
https://archives.cjr.org/feature/what_is_russia_today.php

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Reply Why are posts from Russia Today, RT, allowed on DU? (Original post)
Budi Jan 10 OP
left-of-center2012 Jan 10 #1
Budi Jan 10 #2
left-of-center2012 Jan 10 #5
LiberalArkie Jan 10 #17
elleng Jan 10 #3
Budi Jan 10 #6
elleng Jan 10 #8
Budi Jan 10 #10
procon Jan 10 #4
Budi Jan 10 #7
procon Jan 10 #9
Budi Jan 10 #11
procon Jan 10 #12
Budi Jan 10 #14
LiberalArkie Jan 10 #18
Budi Jan 10 #19
George II Jan 11 #21
TwilightZone Jan 10 #15
George II Jan 11 #20
dlk Jan 10 #13
LiberalArkie Jan 10 #16

Response to Budi (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:36 PM

1. Did you alert on it?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:41 PM

2. Yes. It appears to have been alerted on several times.

This is as offesive as hell. Why is it allowed to stand? Who is oK with it.

I really would like to have an answer.

Now we're allowing links to Vladimer Putin's State Run Media Network?





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Response to Budi (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:44 PM

5. The success of an alert depends upon who is on the jury

I always try to take it serious but I'm not sure everyone does.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 07:16 PM

17. Along the same lines, I remember early videos in Bernies first run being banned because he opposed

card carrying Democrats. I am guessing as soon as Biden is sworn in that everything will be back to normal.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:42 PM

3. "Allow?"

Many may not LIKE to read it, but SOME may be interested in hearing some of it's 'stuff.' SOME may not mind Cornell West.

One can always forego READING.

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:45 PM

6. Then ffs find another link to the message than RT.

By clicking RT's link, do you realize you are supporting Russia Today's state run media profits?

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Response to Budi (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:49 PM

8. I DON'T (usually,)

but thought I'd give Hedges and West a try; not at all satisfactory.

I am not concerned about Russia Today's state run media profits.

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Response to elleng (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:52 PM

10. Everyone should be concerned about Putin's State run media profiting off of US politics

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:44 PM

4. Know your enemies.

Be aware and informed of what's happening around you gives a wider view of what we are dealing with. I want to know more, not less, about what the opposition is up to.

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Response to procon (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:46 PM

7. Posting the message of Cornel West isn't the problem.

Posting the link to RT is supporting Russian media.


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Response to Budi (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:50 PM

9. And Russia is our top enemy.

I want to know what They are up to. It doesn't bother me to read controversial sources, if it upsets you then just opt out.

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Response to procon (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:53 PM

11. Russia Today doesn't need to be given a voice anywhere, anymore

The damage their propaganda has done to our country is apalling.

Are we ok with Fox, OAN, Newsmax?


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Response to Budi (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 07:00 PM

12. Be not afraid, grasshopper, information is useful. nt

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Response to procon (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 07:08 PM

14. Save the smug mockery please. I find that supporting networks like,

RT, OAN, FOX or NEWSMAX is contrary to everything horrific we are currently seeing play out in our Nation's Capitol this day.

There should be no acceptance of Putin's media on a Democratic site .

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Response to Budi (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 07:21 PM

18. And if RT is the only link? Oh, then Cornel West has to be banned.

As Democrats, I would hope that we were smart enough to tell truth from fiction. I know that the R's believed that only place where truth was located was at Fox. I sincerely that we are intelligent enough to gather information from different sources and decide which is truthful and which isn't. I really hope so.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 07:29 PM

19. No one is banning Cornel West. Maybe West's message can be presented other than via a ..

..Russia Propaganda Network.

I seriously doubt RT is the only place this particular message was spoken.
Pretty sure it's there, at some other link besides RT.
West has a large audience with several avenues to speak.

Find another one besides Vladimer Putin's propaganda-for-profit outlet.


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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 11:03 AM

21. Why would anyone want to hear what Cornel West has to say if he only says it on Russia Today?

Plus, Cornel West is no friend of the Democratic Party or Democrats:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=14886287

More about Cornel West:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornel_West#2016_presidential_election

In July 2016, after Sanders exited the presidential race, West endorsed Green Party nominee Jill Stein and her running mate Ajamu Baraka


In 2013, West referred to Obama's speech at the 50th anniversary celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech as contradictory and as "pretty words that hide ugly deeds." West then goes on to state, "Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. Barack Obama's got drones. Martin Luther King Jr. had prophetic missions. Barack Obama's got deadly missiles that he's ready to use."


In 2014, West gave an interview slamming Obama, calling him a "counterfeit" who posed as a progressive. West defined Obama's presidency as "a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency."


West further retracted his support for Obama in an April 2011 interview, stating that Obama is "a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black muppet of corporate plutocrats. And now he has become head of the American killing machine and is proud of it.


In November 2012, West said in an interview that he considered Obama a "Rockefeller Republican in blackface."

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Response to procon (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 07:08 PM

15. Giving propaganda a voice isn't knowing one's enemies.

Posters are using it as a source, not pointing out that it's propaganda. It was a very popular source on DU in 2016.

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Response to procon (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:45 AM

20. It's a right wing source. If people REALLY want to see what RT has to say....

....people can go to their website.

We don't need Russia Today BS here on Democratic Underground.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 07:02 PM

13. RT doesn't belong on DU, for any reason

The Russians donít require any assistance from us with disseminating their propaganda.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 07:14 PM

16. In the early days of Occupy Wall Street, there was only 1 site that carried video of it. RT.

The have a tendency to purchase exclusive video rights to videos. But they are Russian and are banned here. I have had a lot of mine banned. About 3 hours before anything was on main stream video, RT had video of the girl that was shot. I posted mainly because of the reaction (fear) it gave the terrorists. Kind of like "You mean they will shoot us white people".

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