John Kerry Attack RT new channel labelling it propaganda

#1 Edited by seahorse123 (1228 posts) -

John Kerry attacks RT news channel by saying that is it propaganda for having alternate viewpoints to mainstream western news channels.

#2 Edited by Master_Live (14403 posts) -

And what are you thoughts about this OP?

#3 Edited by toast_burner (21498 posts) -

well it is. It's not as bad as fox news but it's still incredibly bias and one sided.

#4 Edited by Randolph (10500 posts) -

It is. The media in Russia is greatly restricted, the only ones that flourish are the ones that strictly tow the line for Putin. RT is the Russian Fox news, they are "fair and balanced" and "present an alternate viewpoint", both claims that absolutely no one with critical thinking skills is buying. Neither Russia nor the USA are some whiter knight in shining armor in this situation, but the media from within Russia is essentially government owned and operated, so it's even less trustworthy than anything in the USA, including even Fox News.

#5 Posted by LordQuorthon (5319 posts) -

@Randolph: Implying that only governments and not rich people have a political agenda.

#6 Edited by Toxic-Seahorse (4125 posts) -

I consider any news station controlled by a government to be all propaganda.

#7 Edited by Masculus (2834 posts) -

Huh, I guess it's okay to call other countries shit. Sure as hell people have been doing that for the U.S. for a while. Truth is hard to find in any press these days.

#8 Posted by seahorse123 (1228 posts) -

At least RT reporting bias information is backed up by facts and they only do selective reporting, in some cases news channels like Fox news are not backed up by facts most of the time they are just quoted statements like 'Muslims the people of terror' and are backed up by people who agree with the same thing, debates are rants and discussions are theatre to promote the Fox agenda. RT and others have a greater amount of viewpoints in break off RT programs like breaking the set where journalists can express their feelings and show both sides of the story and find the truth, but within Fox and others there are no different viewpoints there is only one.

#9 Posted by GazaAli (22657 posts) -

Still sticking to the moral high ground BS I see

#10 Posted by deeliman (2422 posts) -

At least RT reporting bias information is backed up by facts and they only do selective reporting, in some cases news channels like Fox news are not backed up by facts most of the time they are just quoted statements like 'Muslims the people of terror' and are backed up by people who agree with the same thing, debates are rants and discussions are theatre to promote the Fox agenda. RT and others have a greater amount of viewpoints in break off RT programs like breaking the set where journalists can express their feelings and show both sides of the story and find the truth, but within Fox and others there are no different viewpoints there is only one.

But those aren't news reports, they're opinion pieces. Big difference.

#11 Edited by Master_Live (14403 posts) -

I see a lot of people talking shit about Fox News and I wonder if they have ever truly watched the channel.

#12 Posted by LostProphetFLCL (17263 posts) -

I see a lot of people talking shit about Fox News and I wonder if they have ever truly watched the channel.

Seen way too much of it thanks to working as a CNA. Many elderly people watch the channel basically all day and the BS I hear when in their rooms helping them with whatever they happen to need help with is truly disgusting.

Fox is an absolute cesspool just like RT.

#13 Posted by BohemianMercury (15 posts) -

@seahorse123:

RT can't be that great if you have to ram the bar to Fox's level while defending it.

#14 Posted by DaBrainz (7635 posts) -

So everything Kerry says is propaganda. Is he asking for a job?

#15 Edited by -Sun_Tzu- (17384 posts) -

While RT is certainly heavily influenced by the Kremlin, the sad thing is that whenever I watch it I find it much more informative than any mainstream American news channel. On RT not only will you be subjected to a wide range of views (not just R v. D, albeit usually only when the subject isn't Russia-related) but they actually cover current events, rather than just spending their time serving as infomercials for various corporations and government agencies.

#16 Edited by Aljosa23 (24841 posts) -

I consider any news station controlled by a government to be all propaganda.

Even BBC?

#17 Edited by Toxic-Seahorse (4125 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

@Toxic-Seahorse said:

I consider any news station controlled by a government to be all propaganda.

Even BBC?

I'm not really familiar with how BBC operates, but any news channel where the government has a say in what goes on the air is technically a propaganda channel. They only tell you what they want you to hear.

#18 Edited by Master_Live (14403 posts) -

I see a lot of tin hats.

#19 Edited by uninspiredcup (8267 posts) -

Russia will save us from the American menace.

#20 Posted by seahorse123 (1228 posts) -

@Master_Live:

Yeah I have it is basically a bunch of middle class people preaching to lower class people about how great the higher class people are, at the same time reporting on the so called war on terror and about how dangerous the middle east is.

#21 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150705 posts) -

I hope you don't think it isn't....

#22 Posted by Master_Live (14403 posts) -

@Master_Live:

Yeah I have it is basically a bunch of middle class people preaching to lower class people about how great the higher class people are, at the same time reporting on the so called war on terror and about how dangerous the middle east is.

I know man, everyone is in on it. The Matrix man, all journalist? All in on it bro. You are the last honest person around.