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The Hilarious Way Russia's Official Propaganda Network Covers The Situation In Ukraine


World  (tags: Ukraine violence, Russia, propaganda, media, ethics, human rights, dishonesty, politics, interesting )

CarrieSIC
- 263 days ago - businessinsider.com
Want a different perspective on the crisis in Ukraine? Check out RT.com, the state Russian broadcaster that's tasked with improving Russia's image abroad (AKA: propaganda).



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David C. (25)
Monday March 3, 2014, 2:49 pm
> The Hilarious Way Russia's Official Propaganda Network Covers The Situation..
..doth remind me of that ol'joke:
In times of the "Cold War", a (U.$.)American is visiting friends behind the iron curtain, and he asks his host, "How can you bear the propaganda you have here, isn't it just horrible? How can you live with that?!" To which his Russian host replies: "Oh, it hardly bothers us. You see, everyone HERE *knows* it's just propaganda !
 

daryl bishop (314)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:44 pm
they are so hilarious that the us is talking sanctions against russia for the 1st time since the cold war
 

Debbie S. (33)
Monday March 3, 2014, 6:03 pm
Craziness.
 

Louise D. (38)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 12:40 am
RT is very much the Russian version of Fox News with an obvious bias for Russia it just has a friendly approach towards the Government. The fact that only two weeks earlier the Russian police officers were whipping people wearing balaclavas only shows how ironic the pictures look to the west. Still, this situation is a huge banana skin for Putin who trying so hard to be nice and it shows he has cracked so RT is doing a charm offensive and is not really getting the irony. I suppose the balaclava will now be the new fashion statement in Russia, I was thinking there was an Australian band called This is Serious Mum that used to come on stage wearing Balaclavas so who knows what Putin will do next a rendition of the Tism Song "I might be a C**t, but I'm not a F***ing C**t" but then I suspect he really not going to get the irony of the statement there.
 

J S. (7)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 1:34 am
David, I lived in Ukraine for 3 months back in '83 and your comment also reminds me of the old saying about the Soviet-era newspapers "Izvestia" ("News") and "Pravda" ("Truth") - there's no truth in Izvestia and no news in Pravda!
 

Gloria picchetti (299)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 2:50 am
If I was Ukrainian I wouldn't like siding with Russian soldiers who don't belong in the Ukraine.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 5:03 am
I wonder if Russia will deport 1.9 million Ukrainians from Russia (it has the largest population of ethnic Ukrainians outside of Ukraine). It's interesting to note that until the 20th century Ukrainians were known by their pre-existing name as Ruthenians (Rusyns). But really, Ukraine is best described as two countries, perhaps it should be split, especially if that avoids a civil war.
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 6:38 am
The Crimea is 90% Russia. They're favorable to all of this Cold War hoopla. It's the rest of the region one should be worried about.
 

Gene Jacobson (256)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 10:06 am
Would those 675,000 Ukrainians pouring into Russia happen to be the ethnic Russians living in the territory Russia just seized? Didn't actually pour anywhere, just stayed home and became yet another lying headline? I think Putin has put on the mantle of what he believes are the great leaders who came before him, Lenin, Stalin and Khrushchev. Brothers under the skin and all just as sick.
 

Lona Goudswaard (72)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 10:55 am
If you live in Europe and get the hour to hour updates on the situation, the way the Russians cover what is happening isn't hilarious, but very troubling indeed. Americans underestimate how many Russians actually believe what they are presented with. Not too strange if you see how many Americans believe the 'news' Fox News presents them with.

Yes, educated people with ties to the West may see things differently, but a lot of Russians stand firmly behind Putin, and the fact that he knows that is very scary indeed. He feels all powerful and the fact that he takes absolutely no notice of the Krim-Tartars who are the indigenous inhabitants of the Krim and make up 15% of its population. They've been deported to Uzbekistan and only about 65% have returned to their homeland as recently as the 1990's. They now live in fear of becoming 'Russian' again which for them stands for discrimination and deportation.
So there's nothing simple, or hilarious, in leaving the Krim to Russia or splitting Ukraine in two.
 

Leanne B. (28)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 1:25 pm
noted thanks.
 

Val R. (246)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 2:14 pm
RT is definitely going "straight" these days
 

Roger Garin-michaud (105)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 2:30 pm
noted, thanks
 

Bee S. (226)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 5:47 am
" Hilarious?? " What is so "Hilarious" concerning this?????????????
 

Elizabeth M. (67)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 7:07 pm
Noted with thanks Carrie.
 
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