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Response to bbgrunt (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:58 PM

5. Russia Today is a propaganda outlet. WHY IS DU OK WITH THIS?

Russia Today, a fairly new and still mostly obscure English-language cable news channel funded by the Russian government.

Russia Today was conceived as a soft-power tool to improve Russia’s image abroad, to counter the anti-Russian bias the Kremlin saw in the Western media. Since its founding in 2005, however, the broadcast outlet has become better known as an extension of former President Vladimir Putin’s confrontational foreign policy. Too often the channel was provocative just for the sake of being provocative.
It featured fringe-dwelling “experts,” like the Russian historian who predicted the imminent dissolution of the United States; broadcast bombastic speeches by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez; aired ads conflating Barack Obama with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; and ran out-of-nowhere reports on the homeless in America.
Often, it seemed that Russia Today was just a way to stick it to the U.S. from behind the façade of legitimate newsgathering.


RT does not belong on DU.
Shame on West..

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