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This is an American site so maybe there would be more protest if the comments were aimed at the US. But expose type news stories and online comments Were made about America in other countries.
Russia isn't being treated any differently.
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I'm not talking about the ownership, I'm talking about the users. I would say the majority are Americans but I could be wrong.
However I'm strangly pleased the site is owned by a brit.
But I suppose it is better to keep my gob shut here on ATS as apparently the majority of people here disagree with the fact that we should show a certain amount of respect and tolerance to other countries outside of our boundries
get on twitter and follow some of the athletes.
reply to post by Rodinus
Well, in all fairness, to the other side, and you know how I feel about this issue, I do wonder if we wouldn't hear anything from the actual athlete's themselves, until they get back to their home countries?
If they do come back, and don't have much to say about these issues, then we will know the truth about the journalists, right?
You might want to do a little more research. There are plenty of factual accounts of the poor conditions there.
The source would be: Just watch any American news media and listen to the petty crap that they report on to try and make Russia seem like the worst 3rd-world country. I was flipping through news channels the other day(needed my daily laugh) and stopped at CNN's 'New Day'. Those are some of the biggest idiots I have ever witnessed. They were talking crap, thinking that they're funny or clever. They kept mentioning how "barbaric" or "behind the times" Russia's policy on homosexuals is. If you want to see concerted propaganda in action, then just watch CNN, FOX NEWS, MSNBC. Anyone who is considered "anti-gay" or "anti-Semitic" will get the good ol' US news media treatment and drug through the mud over and over again. That's how they work to silence the opposition, but, as it seems, the internet has completely made all of them a laughing stock.
There has been a lot of news of unpaid sochi workers, accused as thieves and beated by police. Yesterday on our news channel there were also such a case and only way out of torture was to agree not to blaim unpaid salary. So it seems that contractors of olympics have police in their pocket and doing dirty work for them.
So if they were not paid in multiple months you can´t expect them to do superb job either.