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Russian network RT must register as foreign agent in US

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posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 05:25 PM
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Via TheHill.com


The company that runs the U.S. version of RT, the Russian state-owned outlet originally known as Russia Today, must register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent, signaling that all of their content would be labeled as propaganda from Moscow.

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The Foreign Agents Registration Act is a World War II-era law, enacted to thwart Nazi propaganda from coming into the United States to sway American public sentiment and U.S. policy.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are working to update the law and make it much stricter, with several bills in the works.


We're regularly fed propaganda but now it's only that wholesome, American made kind that we're allowed to consume.




posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 05:32 PM
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originally posted by: links234
We're regularly fed propaganda but now it's only that wholesome, American made kind that we're allowed to consume.


hey... if we're going to screw up our whole country, we're perfectly capable of doing it ourselves.




posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 05:45 PM
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a reply to: links234

Doesn't surprise me. The Soviet Union put up the Berlin wall to keep people in and blocked information from getting into the USSR. The US is doing the same, erecting and strengthening its digital firewall "curtain" and of course the true constituents of this Government, the Corporations like Google and Facebook are "cleansing" the internet of anything that's not PC by calling it fake news.

Nothing they might do would surprise me at this point. They're going to do everything they can to enforce their near monopoly on information.



posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: links234

I guess RT does not meet the CFR's propaganda standards.



posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: links234

I'm amazed they still let RT on the airwaves. As marginalized as possible , the tv guide doesn't list their programming, the networks don't repeat anything they say, or show any footage they do.

You can tell its going to be censored one day; although filled with propaganda, it is an alternative news source, and unlike the western MSM, sometimes it actually tells the truth.

The biggest reason Hillary cited as losing the war for information, remember?



posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 06:44 PM
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originally posted by: links234
Via TheHill.com


The company that runs the U.S. version of RT, the Russian state-owned outlet originally known as Russia Today, must register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent, signaling that all of their content would be labeled as propaganda from Moscow.

...

The Foreign Agents Registration Act is a World War II-era law, enacted to thwart Nazi propaganda from coming into the United States to sway American public sentiment and U.S. policy.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are working to update the law and make it much stricter, with several bills in the works.


We're regularly fed propaganda but now it's only that wholesome, American made kind that we're allowed to consume.


Meanwhile, virtual deep state propaganda outlets such as CNN and FOX aren't characterized as such there, to my knowledge. Open to being corrected.



posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 07:14 PM
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All I can say is WW10!!



posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 07:18 PM
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For many CTers, this is the basically the flashing neon sign of confirmation telling them they can in fact trust RT to be reasonably truthful, versus American news.



posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 07:26 PM
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originally posted by: links234
Via TheHill.com


The company that runs the U.S. version of RT, the Russian state-owned outlet originally known as Russia Today, must register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent, signaling that all of their content would be labeled as propaganda from Moscow.

...

The Foreign Agents Registration Act is a World War II-era law, enacted to thwart Nazi propaganda from coming into the United States to sway American public sentiment and U.S. policy.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are working to update the law and make it much stricter, with several bills in the works.


We're regularly fed propaganda but now it's only that wholesome, American made kind that we're allowed to consume.


Propaganda or not, it has nothing to do with the situation.
If Sputnik is acting under the auspices of a foreign government, the law says they must register as a foreign agent. The law actually has more to do with stuff like lobbying.

In 1966 the Act was amended and narrowed to emphasize agents actually working with foreign powers who sought economic or political advantage by influencing governmental decision-making. The amendments shifted the focus of the law from propaganda to political lobbying and narrowed the meaning of "foreign agent".[5]

en.wikipedia.org...

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posted on Sep, 12 2017 @ 08:40 PM
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Ever since they got caught in that lie about a SU-25 shooting down a airliner over Ukraine their days were numbered on being labeled propaganda. Crap even the airplanes manufacturer said it could not had done it.



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posted on Sep, 20 2017 @ 08:56 AM
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Israel’s Foreign Agents Don’t Register, Why Should Russia’s?


#1 Delay, delay, delay The American Zionist Council (and AIPAC, which was AZC’s unincorporated lobbying committee) were ordered by the Kennedy administration to register in 1962. This followed a massive propaganda campaign targeting congress and the American public funded with foreign money aimed at winning unconditional foreign aid and diplomatic support for Israel. AZC strung along the Department of Justice until 1965, long enough to orchestrate a paper "restructuring" of its operations that led to the incorporation of AIPAC as a separate entity.

#2 Politically pressure DOJ and political elites into a special exemptionWhether trying to avoid an espionage prosecution (like the Anti-Defamation League) or ignoring seven separate orders to register under FARA (like the Zionist Organization of America), sometimes it takes a visit with the Attorney General himself (or in the case of Janet Reno, herself). ZOA was ordered to register in 1938 as a subsidiary and "subject to the direction" of the World Zionist Organization. Like AIPAC, it strung along the enforcement process, in its case until 1960. The registration effort was serious. An internal DOJ memo ten years into the lengthy effort noted, "…if ZOA is to be exempted from registration, DOJ might as well forget its entire campaign…" However, Justice Department employees began detecting political push-back, (PDF) “..the pressure was on somewhere in the government… it would be unwise to do anything further…under the circumstances do not desire for the moment to write to the Zionist Organization of America…” Multiple Israel affinity organizations ordered to register simultaneously refused to comply with FARA orders, citing a "certain high official in the Department of Justice" had assured them that (PDF) "the Department would not require any Zionist group to register and need not fear prosecution."

#3 Clarify that Russia is not the Soviet Union Early in the drive to register AZC/AIPAC as foreign agents, their lead lawyer made an appeal for "prosecutorial discretion." Maurice Boukstein argued that the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act had been crafted to target and expose Nazi and Soviet propaganda efforts in the United States. "While the language, of course, comprehends everybody," lobbying for Israel should not be treated the same, he argued. RT, like advocates coordinating with and on behalf of Israel, could similarly argue that the Soviet Union is dead and gone, and that Russia now only wants to be friends.

#4 Reconstitute The Jewish Agency’s American Section, which had funneled millions of foreign funds into AZC/AIPAC, faced a FARA order that seemed unbeatable. The Jewish Agency’s direct ties to the Israeli government and Knesset were exposed in 1969 when the Jewish Agency was ordered by the DOJ to file its secret 1953 covenant agreement. After a 1970 Justice Department review, the American Section of the Jewish Agency filed its final FARA disclosure in 1971. It then "reemerged" three months later, claiming to be the American Section of the World Zionist Organization, an entity with no Israeli government covenant. The Department of Justice, noting that the physical address, leadership, staff, and functions of the "new" entity had not changed, labeled the reconstitution "sketchy," but did nothing. Meanwhile, overseas, the Jewish Agency continued to funnel support to its US agents. Dennis Ross served as Chairman of the Jewish Agency’s "Jewish People Planning Institute" in Jerusalem until entering the Obama administration to head-up the fatally flawed "peace process" in 2009.

#5 Volunteer to spy for the CIA and FBI In the 1940s and 1950s the Jewish Telegraphic Agency came under heavy scrutiny to file as a foreign agent by the FBI and Department of Justice. An internal 1950s DOJ report found that, “The Israeli Government, which is seriously short of dollar credits, is supposed to be underwriting the operations of JTA to the extent of $5,000 per month…” The JTA was never ordered to register, and it is unclear whether it was JTA’s intense efforts to ingratiate itself with the FBI that finally provided the leniency it needed. In 1942 the head of JTA proposed the FBI pay $540 per month to leverage JTA’s network of correspondents in Latin America as an intelligence gathering service. To bolster the appeal of the offer, the proposal noted that the OSS (predecessor of the CIA) was already paying $300 per month for similar services. In 1950 JTA’s Milton Friedman volunteered to spy on the Soviet Union using his JTA press credential as non-official cover. JTA also offered to spy on Ukrainians residing in the United States.


Why Not a Probe of ‘Israel-gate’?



posted on Sep, 20 2017 @ 09:00 AM
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a reply to: links234

There... that proves that this administration is not in cahoots with Russia. [/sarcasm]



posted on Sep, 20 2017 @ 09:04 AM
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a reply to: theultimatebelgianjoke

What does Israel have to do with RT being a Russian propaganda organ? Also, Israel is an American ally, whether you like it or not, which is why it is held to a different standard than a country that has committed acts of aggression against the United States.



posted on Sep, 20 2017 @ 09:05 AM
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a reply to: DJW001

It's about exposing America's hypocrisy and double-standards.



posted on Sep, 20 2017 @ 09:10 AM
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originally posted by: theultimatebelgianjoke
a reply to: DJW001

It's about exposing America's hypocrisy and double-standards.


Do you treat friends and enemies exactly the same way?




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