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Russia Today Anchor Resigns, Admits To Spreading 'Lies' For Putin

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posted on Jul, 18 2014 @ 10:14 PM
Yeah well at least here in the evil west we don't have journalists who quit from spewing propaganda.

As if it matters.

Russia and Putin still have their reality tv star Snowden that is worth more than all the RT anchors combined.

And is about as 'truthful'.
edit on 18-7-2014 by neo96 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 18 2014 @ 10:16 PM

originally posted by: Iscool
a reply to: Blackmarketeer
What? only one propaganda news outlet in Russia??? The U.S. has tons of them...

Pravda (Truth) was the official news outlet of the Communist Party between 1912 and 1991. Izvestia (News) was the official outlet of the Soviet government before the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

The joke in Russian was В "Правде" нет известий, в "Известиях" нет правды which translates as In the Truth there is no news, in the News there is no truth.

Russia today is a modernized version of the same old Kremlin mouthpiece with the stated goal of directly influencing a western target audience.

Its easy enough to verify for anyone with an interest in the truth rather than confirmation bias...

edit on 18-7-2014 by Drunkenparrot because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 18 2014 @ 10:26 PM
a reply to: Nucleardoom

news in the US is more nefarious, think about it, we have two sides to the issue, controlled opposition and controlled conflict between semingly opposed parties.

posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 12:04 AM
a reply to: Blackmarketeer

I guess Kudos for resigning in the wake of a tragedy that made you question what you were doing. That is why you resigned thou. You said you are for the Truth but you also said you were asked to lie on a daily basis. So you did lie on a daily basis but this incident made you sick to continue lying. So call it what it is and don't pretend to be for the truth.

posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 01:06 AM

originally posted by: SkepticOverlord

originally posted by: aLLeKs
I have to say RT is always worth a look to get another perspective.
The truth lies between both sides.

This outlook amazes me, especially amongst ATS members.

Do you (rhetorical you) have a misplaced affinity for the outrageous propaganda from Russia Today simply because it fits in with your world-view having been inspired by conspiracy theories that are (mostly) specific to the United States?


Russia Today is indeed much worse than other news sources as it's charter owes to the Russian government, and it's completely funded by the Russian government.

People: it should be treated no better than Sorcha Faal or websites that do nothing but spout UFO hoaxes.

Don't follow Russia Today simply because they say crap you like -- then you're no better than the bleating hoard that follows/believes FoxNews.

And how is this different from cnn, msnbc and other media centers who kneel and suck from the U.S. government and Israel?

If RT is not reliable news source the same may be said of the entire American media, european media and so on. They are Sorcha Faal aswell.

Sorry have to say that.

This way we will lack of sources.
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posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 01:28 AM
a reply to: RUSSO

Some US media new outlets show bias, but bias is a long way from propaganda. Fox is by far the worst US news network, an analysis by a PunditFact found that over half the statements made on Fox were false. Fox isn't just biased, it also pushes false or misleading stories. So in some respected they are badfellows with RT.

Analysis: Over Half of ALL Statements Made On Fox News Are False

A new analysis by PunditFact found that of every statement made by a Fox News host or guest, over half of them were flat-out false. What’s more, only a measly 8% could be considered completely “true.”

In other words, a fancy review of hundreds of hours of video confirmed what many who watch Fox News with any regularity already know: Fox News lies. A lot. Like all the time.

One difference is that Fox is propaganda for US corporations, versus RT's propaganda for Putin's government.

I suspect Russians aren't inclined towards US media as they find it heavily biased to the west. That is true, but our news networks don't really cover foreign affairs at all, except for major incidents like shooting down Malaysian airlines. Seriously, we had two months of CNN looking for the last Malaysian airliner, now this. American news networks focus on the important world events like what Republicans said about Democrats or what Democrats said about Republicans. Fox news will gin up a scandal about Obama picking his nose, and MSNBC will spend countless hours on what Fox news said. All our networks are biased, while Fox crosses the line every so often with a pure propaganda piece of invented news.

This is why RT is a propaganda network, and not merely a biased network. They are "reporting" (note the sarcastic quote marks) invented news as fabricated by the Kremlin.

Historically, every nation resorted to propaganda in its media when at war. Most of the time such propaganda was aimed at its own citizens as opposed to trying to influence other nations. RT differs in this respect as it is not intended for Russians, it is aimed at western nations. PunditFact

PunditFact is a project of the Tampa Bay Times and the Poynter Institute, dedicated to checking the accuracy of claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers, political analysts, the hosts and guests of talk shows, and other members of the media.

PunditFact ‘scorecards’ show false statements on Fox News, NBC/MSNBC (
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posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 01:59 AM
a reply to: Blackmarketeer

Why bias is a long way from propaganda? Is it not forming opinion? Is it not persuading?

If propaganda is a form of communication aimed towards influencing the attitude of a population toward some cause or position, I see bias presenting or possessing a partial perspective to the detriment of other alternatives (possibly equally valid) working as propaganda aswell.

American news networks focus on the important world events like what Republicans said about Democrats or what Democrats said about Republicans

Actually, that is sadly funny.
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posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 03:05 AM
a reply to: Blackmarketeer

RT obviously projects the views of the Russian government and Russian elite. What is wrong with that.

If the lady disagreed with what RT is, she should not have joined the network.

Her statements are propaganda. This shows typical NWO working where people are bribed to slander opponents.

posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 03:07 AM
The fact is no network is telling the full truth. There is some truth in every network coverage which is highly tinged with political views and persuasion.

I advise readers to apply their intellect to such pieces of news. There is an active war right now and propaganda is at its height.

posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 03:10 AM

originally posted by: RoScoLaz4

originally posted by: SkepticOverlord Don't follow Russia Today

thanks but i'll decide for myself.

Well said.

100% agree, as should ALL people who research both sides of the coin.

posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 04:51 AM
a reply to: Blackmarketeer

Media and social media in particular have become a tool of war and deception.

posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 05:15 AM
Here you go this chronicles the lies from not just RT but all of Russian media...

Sorry but the Russian run media is on full propaganda mode in Ukraine and anything coming from them should be questioned as to the credibility of what they are reporting.

posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 05:16 AM

originally posted by: Blackmarketeer

She follows Liz Wahl and Abby Martin in condemning Russia Today as a propaganda tool for Putin.

posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 06:18 AM

originally posted by: SkepticOverlord

originally posted by: RoScoLaz4
thanks but i'll decide for myself.

Then you've decided to parrot Russian propaganda. Sorry to be harsh, but it's true.

It's called going against the establishment...

These nuts have to blame the US and it's allies for everything that happens, from air crashes to Hurricanes to bad farts.

The actual guilty parties are irrelevant, even when faced with overwhelming proof, the establishment is always behind it somehow and these idiots will parrot the guilty parties propaganda, just to spite their own governments (which they undoubtedly hate with every fibre of their being).

These are the same idiots, who will be carted off to "who know... errr Cares where", when TSHTF finally.

Arguing with them is pointless, however ignoring them is next to impossible. But in the long run, they are metaphorically digging their own graves and will probably be forced to do it for real at some point too...LOL
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posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 06:31 AM
a reply to: Ironclad2000

I find it very odd that not only would you blindly support establishment, but that you would also encourage the locking up of citizens in concentration camps. All this for "hating" government. Hate to tell you buddy, that the nation you seem to be "patriotic" for (another term for brainwashed simpleton nationalist) was created because a large group of people decided they "hated" their government. The founding fathers would be ashamed of this popular culture advocating the silencing of protest.
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posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 07:20 AM
a reply to: Sparta

Seems according to her some difference of opinion concerning the plane crash. I would say she is quitting for another job and this is part of what she needs to do in order to get another job. I would imagine RT reporters deal with more flack about being propagandists more than most, although I am unsure why.

It seems they are all propagandists these days, its only a matter of which propaganda you prefer.

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posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 07:37 AM
What you have to say out this guys ?

Fox News, NBC/MSNBC Shows 60% False Statements - PunditFact ‘Scorecards’

posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 08:38 AM

originally posted by: pirhanna
Of course RT has propaganda in it. It's state media, not terribly different than the big American media, though they tend to run a wider variety of stories.

What this really shows, though, is that the Russian state has less control over it's journalists than the American state does. Anderson Cooper isn't going to quit and say he's been running propaganda for the state, even though we all know he (and everyone else on cnn, fox, msnbc) is.

When was the last time something similar to this happened? From my experiences I would say its almost unheard of.

posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 08:51 AM
The BBC is the British propaganda machine and didnt obama sign into law the ability for the american government to promote propaganda? If you think the BBC is not biased then how come I have to go to another countries news outlets to get any news regarding my own country? Case in point the recent austerity march, the recent picket fencing of PM cameron home in the cotswalds regarding the change in law for frackers to trespass on your land. I am not saying RT is not biased either but when it comes to getting the truth regarding my own country i prefer RT. At least RT recognises the hypocrisy of the western governments.

posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 08:53 AM
The U.S. and the Russian media are all state controlled. There is no real truth or real journalism
anymore. There is no single source of news that is reliable. The media is supposed to be the
last great protector of the masses and they have sold their soul to evil.

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