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reply to post by CharlieSpeirs
Like any other country I suppose, Russia likes its propaganda.
They are just waaaay upfront and obvious about it, then other countries including the US.
During the Olympics, all the Russian state run TV stations interrupted live broadcasting to show a "commercial" showing SS members then Obama and comparing him to Hitler (who killed millions of Russians btw.)
There was also a newscast with a mushroom cloud in the backdrop and the newsman was saying Russia is the ONLY nation on Earth that could turn the USA into a pile of smoldering ashes..
reply to post by Chamberf=6
I believe it was originally Russia Times (or maybe Today?) but was shortened to RT because people just didn't watch it.
Definitely a PSYOP (or in todays new speak Information Operations) "News" *Cough* outlet.
the Taliban executed opium/heroin producers...but they also blew up the statues at Bamiyan) Heroin hasn't been this big of a problem in the states since Poppy Bush was head of the CIA. It's bad...and getting worse.
RT, previously known as Russia Today, is an international multilingual Russian-based television network created in 2005.
The creation of Russia Today was a part of a larger PR effort by the Russian government intended to improve the image of Russia abroad. RT was conceived by former media minister Mikhail Lesin, and Vladimir Putin's press spokesperson Aleksei Gromov. At the time of RT's founding, RIA Novosti director Svetlana Mironyuk stated: "Unfortunately, at the level of mass consciousness in the West, Russia is associated with three words: communism, snow and poverty," and added "We would like to present a more complete picture of life in our country." It is registered as an autonomous nonprofit organization funded by the federal budget of Russia through the Federal Agency on Press and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation.
The network's signal is carried by 22 satellites and over 230 operators, which allows some 644 million people to watch the channel in more than 100 countries. RT America is available to 85 million people in the United States. In 2011 it was the second most-watched foreign news channel in the U.S. after BBC World News, and the number one foreign station in five major U.S. urban areas in 2012. It is also very popular among younger American people, U.S. college students, and in U.S. inner city neighborhoods. In 2013 RT has become the first TV news channel in history to reach 1 billion views on YouTube.
reply to post by the2ofusr1
Why listen to just RT? I listen and read pretty much a [Snip]load of MSM and Alternative news sites. That way I can look at the many stories from all sides and form my own opinion.