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originally posted by: RedAmnesia
It's also on RT.com
As a journalist myself, this is a crime against freedom, and somehow against some truth!
propaganda aside for the moment I would think the content of the leaks were the real story and how the US elections are fixed . That is not propaganda but boils down to what the leaks exposed . For that if it was Russia then I would think that the US ows Russia a big thank you as part of the US oath is to protect US from foreign and domestic threats to the liberty and freedom of the citizens .
It's information warfare. They're hacking Western targets, dropping the docs on Assange and WikiLeaks is releasing them to the public with RT/Sputnik using it as propaganda. The next target is the UK Labour Party as evidenced by Assange's UK Labour Party "bounty." Western governments are *gasp* pushing back? State-controlled propaganda mouthpieces are hardly the free press.
In Canada and the UK we have state owned news as well they are the BBC and the CBC ...
That's a long way from the government OWNING the organization, APPOINTING the editors and maintaining a direct line to the editors which they call up when they want to kill/push stories.
Deterrents to independent reporting and commentary included draconian laws and extralegal intimidation.
originally posted by: Jonjonj
a reply to: CranialSponge
In the past I would have said that cooler heads will prevail, but I can not, for the life of me, think of a cool head to come to our rescue this time.
Aliens then? Perhaps they can bring the skittles and unicorns too.
RT, which is run by the Kremlin, has previously been accused of biased reporting and found in breach of Ofcom regulations. The UK broadcasting regulator criticised a programme in which RT claimed the BBC had "staged" a chemical weapons attack for a news report on Syria. Ofcom ruled that parts of the RT programme were "materially misleading". Russian media outlets have made inroads into the UK recently. The state-funded Sputnik news agency set up in Edinburgh in August to broadcast live radio programmes from Scotland. It said its goal was "telling the untold" to Scottish and UK audiences, although critics say it will act as a Kremlin mouthpiece.
originally posted by: Salander
Interesting news indeed! The Brits must feel very threatened by RT. Perhaps RT gets too close to the truth?
NatWest bank is to close the accounts of Russia's state-run broadcaster, RT. Editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan tweeted: "They've closed our accounts in Britain. All our accounts. 'The decision is not subject to review.' Praise be to freedom of speech!" The bank said the decision was "not taken lightly" and that the accounts were "still operative" at present.An MP from Russia's ruling party has said its parliament will demand an explanation from the UK. RT says the entire Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Group, of which NatWest is part, is refusing to provide its services. The broadcaster, previously known as Russia Today, says NatWest wrote to its London office saying: "We have recently undertaken a review of your banking arrangements with us and reached the conclusion that we will no longer provide these facilities."
originally posted by: LABTECH767
So the Tory's putting there guy in charge when they took over is not state control,