View Poll Results: is RT news or propoganda

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    news or propoganda

    I recently stumbled onto this on sat TV and before I found out that RT stands for Russia Today I was liking it. It had news from around the world and was a refreshing change from American media with constant stories like Clooney to marry and a racist BB coach. Really though I like hearing all sides and will continue to watch this.

    http://rt.com/news/

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    Re: news or propoganda

    It's both. Check out their coverage on Ukraine, it's so biased it's not even funny.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: news or propoganda

    It's one thing to watch RT. Liking it makes you a commie.

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    Re: news or propoganda

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I recently stumbled onto this on sat TV and before I found out that RT stands for Russia Today I was liking it. It had news from around the world and was a refreshing change from American media with constant stories like Clooney to marry and a racist BB coach. Really though I like hearing all sides and will continue to watch this.

    http://rt.com/news/
    As with nearly any other programming that isn't clearly punditry, they do alright. I quit watching I while back, though, their views on marijuana were infuriatingly outdated and judgmental and whatnot. So back when CO and WA became legal weed states. Actually I don't watch news anymore, I get that online where I can dig into source links and find more accuracy than the 2-5 paragraphs of tv news, or the 5-10 paragraphs of print news.
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    Re: news or propoganda

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I recently stumbled onto this on sat TV and before I found out that RT stands for Russia Today I was liking it. It had news from around the world and was a refreshing change from American media with constant stories like Clooney to marry and a racist BB coach. Really though I like hearing all sides and will continue to watch this.

    http://rt.com/news/
    So you suspect that your standard USA Mainstream Brainstream Media might have an alternative perspective, or manipulation, or agenda, and the next step is to figure out who's agenda. It's not yours or mine. It has to involve big Money so that narrows the possibilities and kind of puts a damper on that ol' "Free Press" mantra that is spewed all the time, eh?

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    Re: news or propoganda

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    It's one thing to watch RT. Liking it makes you a commie.
    And here I thought macho man Putin was the right's hero lately? Geez it's hard to keep up.
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    Re: news or propoganda

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I recently stumbled onto this on sat TV and before I found out that RT stands for Russia Today I was liking it. It had news from around the world and was a refreshing change from American media with constant stories like Clooney to marry and a racist BB coach. Really though I like hearing all sides and will continue to watch this.

    http://rt.com/news/
    You should have a third option: both. Even Pravda offered 'real' news and differing vantage points, you just have to understand that it also produces heavily propagandized content with a very heavy hand from Moscow. It's useful if you want to have an understanding of how Moscow perceives events or what narrative it thinks is/should be spun. But it should almost never be relied on for verifying factual information or reports. The same goes for it's contemporaries at PressTV, Al-Alam, Granma, etc.

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