Why You Should Never Watch RT -- Ever!

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    Why You Should Never Watch RT -- Ever!

    Plurality of views must be prevented in order to stop the war against war

    Article by Neil Clark.

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    A free press does not mean the right to criticize bankers

     
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    1. RT doesn’t peddle Russophobia

    Outrageously, RT doesn’t compare Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler. It doesn‘t join in with the demonization of Russia and its leader. How can we have a channel which is watched by people in Britain, which doesn’t do that? We neocons say that demonization of Russia and its leader is compulsory. How dare RT not do as we say!

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    RT is more vocally in support of Russia than western media
     
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    2. RT is sometimes rude to bankers

    There’s a man on RT called Max Keiser and he is often very rude to bankers. Why, he has even called for them to face the death penalty. Such disrespect to our financial elites is shocking and should not be allowed in a free society.

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    Former CEO of HSX Holdings/Hollywood Stock Exchange and host of RT''s 'Keiser Report' Max Keiser
     
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    3. Its coverage of the MH17 crash

    Shockingly, RT commentators didn’t rush to blame Vladimir Putin for the air disaster within seconds of the news breaking. Some even said that we should wait for the forensic evidence before any statements apportioning guilt were made. Others said that we couldn’t rule out that the plane was downed by an another aircraft. This failure to come and say loud and clear “Putin personally shot down the plane with a missile he made and fired with his own hands” within minutes of the crash is clear evidence of RT’s bias and why it must be taken off the air.

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    Segment of the shot down plane
     
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    4. RT’s ‘pundits’ include people who aren’t neocons and ‘liberal interventionists’

    This is truly scandalous: RT gives airtime to people who don’t support the West’s policy of endless war and who opposed airstrikes on Syria last year. Why, it’s even broadcast interviews with the convener of the Stop the War coalition – and has a regular weekly show fronted by George Galloway! This is unconscionable. Only people who support Western foreign policy should be allowed to express their views on international affairs on television, not 'cranks' and 'fanatics' who oppose attacking a sovereign state in the Middle East on deceitful grounds every couple of years. Why, if RT had been around in 2003, it would no doubt have given airtime to anti-war ‘conspiracy theorists’ who would have told viewers that Iraq had no WMDs – and claimed, fantastically – that Bush and Blair were making it all up.

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    British politician, broadcaster, and writer George Galloway often speaks out against western foreign policy
     
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    5. RT provides airtime to genuine socialists and genuine conservatives

    This is really terrible: RT interviews people who oppose neo-liberalism and globalization, from both the left and the right. It’s given the microphone to socialists, communists, greens, and 'extremists' on the right, like Ron Paul. These people should not be allowed to express their views on television; they are 'cranks' and should be totally marginalized. Only those who support the hegemonic consensus should be allowed on TV. It's very important that in order to protect free speech and democracy, alternative opinions are not heard.

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    6. RT pundits have ‘extremist’ links

    I monitor the people who appear on RT very, very closely and I can tell you that there was once a case of an RT interviewee who had a link on his website to another website which had a link to another website which had a link to another website – which denied the Holocaust and said that little green men from Mars were ruling the US.

    After considerable research I also found that another RT pundit once attended a conference where a fellow invitee had once sat at a restaurant table, a few days after another person who had actually praised Adolf Hitler, Chairman Mao, and Josef Stalin in a magazine article published in North Korea in 1962.
     
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    7. RT is anti-semitic

    Ok, I’ve got no evidence of this, but I’ll bung it in anyway as it sounds good.
     
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    8. RT has broadcast documentaries on the wars in Yugoslavia which don’t blame the Serbs for everything

    This is totally unacceptable.

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    9. RT has had ‘experts’ on its programs who have made some very strong criticisms of Israel

    This too is totally unacceptable, anyone with a theory or definition that differs from western minded politicians is demonised for voicing their opinion.

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    10. RT pundits have often ridiculed leading American policy makers

    For instance, when the US Secretary of State John Kerry said that “you just don't in the 21st century” invade another country on “completely trumped up pretext,” some people on RT had the audacity to say “What about Iraq?” This lack of respect towards a leading American politician is appalling, and in a free society ought not be allowed. The correct procedure whenever a leading US political figure speaks is to tug one’s forelock.
     
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    11. RT’s coverage of the conflict in Syria

    In 2011-13, we had so-called ‘experts’ on Syria telling us on RT that some of the freedom-fighting pro-democracy rebels were actually fanatical terrorists who were guilty of committing atrocities. This was obviously a clear lie. Islamist terrorists like ISIS have only been active in Syria since 2014 and of course it’s all the fault of President Assad and Russia.

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    12. RT interviews lots of people whose views I do not share

    It ought not to be allowed! Aren’t we supposed to live in a democracy?
     
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    13. The most important reason: RT is a threat

    More and more people are watching it – which is why me and my little group of neocons and ‘liberal interventionists’ are so worried and stepping up our attacks on the station and denigrating those people who appear on it.

    The next big war is going to be much harder for us to ‘sell’ to the plebs, because we are no longer in control of the narrative as we were in 2003, before the Iraq war. Oh, what happy days those were!

    Don’t watch RT because we really don’t want you to 'question more.' We want you to question less. It's much easier for us that way.
     
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    You RT is surely doing something good for them to be pissed off with them.

    The west does not want rise of alternative news platform which contradicts their usual narrative as regards to historical events.

    They tried with Al-jazeera which now since became their lackey with Qatar being increasingly involved in promoting yankees agenda.

    Just like BRICS there should be a news network funded by Russia & India meant to give another narrative of world affairs.

    PS: There is no balanced media its a sham :)
     
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    Likewise, India needs Nationalist Media, and not those "Not taking Side" kinds. That is why I like Times Now even though the viewers have to bear with the Shout Fest named News Hour. Propaganda can only be countered with Propaganda.
     
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    india needs its own a propaganda international news channel like others have such as cnn,bbc,rt,al jajira,cctv.etc.
     
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    14. You are tired of the Simpsons tv show and want something equally intelligent and funny.
     
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    Fail.
    The Heading is "Why You Should Never Watch RT -- Ever!"
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    Looks like you should stick to CNN, BBC, Simpsons, Jetsons, Flintstones and Tom & Jerry :thumb:
     
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    If you want f$i RT is not the one to watch.
     

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