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The crows come home

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posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 10:40 AM
Thirty years ago I would listen to the news from Russia, the Tass news.
I cringed bcause it was so patently false and dishonest that I felt sad for the people there.

Sadly the cock has come home to roost here in USA.

I believe the rest of the citizens of the world, are praying for us over here.

posted on Dec, 23 2009 @ 11:18 AM
How did you listen to TASS (I think its ITAR news now) radio 30 years ago? There was no internet and unless your on Kodiak island in Alaska and can listen on long distance Russian radio broadcasts, I somewhat doubt your story.

This also assumes you speak Russian.

posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 01:24 AM
reply to post by NightoftheComet

The Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (Телеграфное агентство Советского Союза, Telegrafnoye agentstvo Sovetskovo Soyuza; abbr. TASS), was the central agency for collection and distribution of internal and international news for all Soviet newspapers, radio and television stations. It had a monopoly on official state information which was delivered in the form of TASS Report (Russian: Сообщение ТАСС, Soobshcheniye TASS). Source

Most people who have listened to shortwave are familiar with Radio Moscow, the main Soviet shortwave radio station. However, that's only part of the picture. Soviet radio also had Radio Station Peace and Progress, officially called the "Voice of Soviet Public Opinion". Most republics also had an external service, relayed by Radio Moscow's transmitters. Radio Moscow also relayed other radio stations from their satellite states, such as Radio Afghanistan. Source

Radio Moscow is now known as R.U.V.R., aka the Voice of Russia.

I disagree with the OP, though. I, too, heard, watched and read Soviet propaganda when I was a youth. This came about as part of my native country's generation-long failed experiment with Socialism.

Soviet propaganda was pretty simpleminded stuff. It might have worked on the media-naive citizens of Communist countries, but to audiences used to slicker and more effective capitalist methods of mass persuasion, such as advertising and public relations, it looked positively antediluvian.

The crows have not returned. They have always been there, and they are not crows, they are condors.

[edit on 28/12/09 by Astyanax]

posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 08:26 PM

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