03.13.17

We’re all tootin’ for Putin

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 9:51 am by George Smith

On RT, from the mainstream:

Even as Russia insists that RT is just another global network like the BBC or France 24, albeit one offering “alternative views” to the Western-dominated news media, many Western countries regard RT as the slickly produced heart of a broad, often covert disinformation campaign designed to sow doubt about democratic institutions and destabilize the West. — the NY Times


RT, the controversial Russian state propaganda network that has extended its tentacles into the United States and Europe … –Politico


If you’re wondering what Larry King is doing these days – and let’s face it, somebody, somewhere might be wondering – he’s on the channel RT (Russia Today) … Watching it is a bizarre journey into the mind of the Russian government and, at times, the journey is a strange mirror image of the main message emanating from the Trump White House. — the Globe and Mail


Why, then, does the DNI’s report rely so heavily on RT as evidence that Russia hacked the election, influencing voters enough to call the results into question? It most likely has to do with availability. RT is publicly accessible, so the DNI could point to its segments without fear of divulging classified material. And it’s pretty good insight into how the Kremlin wants to portray the United States: “grim, divided, brutal, decadent, overrun with violent immigrants and unstable.” — the Washington Post

Maybe because the United States is grim, divided and brutal?

Larry King is on RT. This can only mean, according to US big media, that he’s one of the new Lord Haw-Haws.

Here’s this week’s dose of Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer-winner while he was at the NYT, on RT from Truthdig.

“Idiots and charlatans …lure us into the abyss,” he writes.

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