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originally posted by: TDawg61
So..the C.I.A manages to dictate to every news sourse on the planet what to present to the entire world?Id ask exactly how that might be accomplished but remebered here at the ats socialist haven any leftist fantasy is a.o.k.
By and large, Britain does not have a free press. Our media is not run by the government, and nor does it engage in widespread censorship. Instead, the media is run by a tiny group of politically motivated moguls, themselves in league with other private interests through advertising or personal networks. Journalists from non-privileged backgrounds are filtered out through unpaid internships and expensive post-graduate qualifications, ensuring the media is a closed shop for the well-to-do. According to a report published by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission last August, over half of the top 100 media professionals are privately educated. News coverage all too often reflects the priorities, concerns and prejudices of this tiny sliver of the British population. Rather than being a means to hold the powerful to account and fairly report issues, the media is the ultimate political lobbyist for our elite.
originally posted by: Salander
a reply to: tsurfer2000h
RT is not near the propaganda source that any of the western "axis of propaganda" sources are. Yes, it presents the Russian perspective and could qualify as propaganda, but it is much more even-handed and neutral than any of the western sources.
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: Salander
So what about the Spanish air traffic controller who never was? The Ukrainian mechanic who saw three jets take off, two return and overheard a pilot muttering about being in the wrong place at the wrong time? And all the eyewitnesses who swore they saw a ground support jet (or two or three) shoot the plane out of the sky? And how is that independent investigation by the Russian government going? It's almost as though the Russian media just wants to forget the whole affair.