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Beren wrote: Although many people believe the Russians are the liberators of the world and their propaganda is a kind of medicine to Americans,


Nobody believes that. A lot of people, myself included, think it's good that Western aggression has been somewhat checked by Russia but nobody has any illusions about Russia being the good guy. There are a lot of very silly Americans that believe America is the liberator of the world and that the Russians are evil villains bent on destroying America. Those idiots are problem, not the people watching Thom Hartman on RT.
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Sivad wrote:Nobody believes that. A lot of people, myself included, think it's good that Western aggression has been somewhat checked by Russia but nobody has any illusions about Russia being the good guy.

There are people who actually believe that and have illusions about Russia and its president. Russia being the liberator of the world was a pretty common belief (which they mostly earned by beating the shit out of the Nazis) and there is a renaissance of that.
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Is Beren doing that with-us-or-against-us type shit where if you don't support foreign armies destroying Syria it makes you an Assadist, but in this case if you don't support fucking with Russia it means you love Putin? Because that stuff sure is childish and boring.

Saeko wrote:I don't think that sentence that I posted described anything that happened at all. It merely states that requiring RT to disclose its links isn't censorship.


But nobody made that claim, is my point. Where did you read that this story is about RT refusing to disclose "its links" anyway? RT has been compliant with the US govt's demands.
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And Putin retaliates, as was to be expected.

Russian President Putin signs 'foreign agent' media law

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that allows the government to list any foreign media operating in the country as a foreign agent.

The bill, in retaliation for Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT being told to register as a foreign agent in the US, was earlier approved by parliament.

At least nine US-funded broadcasters, including Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty could be hit.

RT is accused of being part of Russia's alleged meddling in the US election.

The broadcaster denies the claim.

They are now subject to additional requirements and failure to meet them could result in the suspension of their activities.

If they are required to register, they will have to say in their broadcasts and on their websites that they are foreign agents.

A similar law already exists targeting charities and other civil society groups.

Russia's justice ministry can now decide which outlets the steps applied to and under what circumstances.

RT said last week it had registered as a foreign agent in the US following a request by the Department of Justice.

The instruction came under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), adopted in 1938 to counter pro-Nazi agitation on US soil and applied to those engaged in political activity for a foreign government.

The measure would require RT to label anything it produces, making it clear its reports are distributed on behalf of the Russian state. The broadcaster said it would challenge the requirement in court.

Russia has denied it interfered in last year's US presidential election.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42124448
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Yeah I read that, and why not, since the US is out of its mind right now. Other alternative media has been targeted:


How come this 5-page-thread turned into 7 posts?
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I don't know. Beren made some creepy comments near the end of it becoming the original thread, but I don't understand why the rest of it was deleted, since it was very much on topic.
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A similar law already exists targeting charities and other civil society groups.


Yes. Because we are supposed to see oppressive laws in Russia and new and unusual ways to punish the US. Russia has always been known for its free press. :roll:
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The Immortal Goon wrote:My mistake. When I try to edit from my phone sometimes things get boggled. Things should be back to normal now with the offending material removed.

Sorry again.

Have you managed to overmoderate the thread? :D
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skinster wrote:Is Beren doing that with-us-or-against-us type shit where if you don't support foreign armies destroying Syria it makes you an Assadist, but in this case if you don't support fucking with Russia it means you love Putin? Because that stuff sure is childish and boring.


Yes, and it's interesting that while Chris Hedges and RT are being marginalized, AIPAC and Hollywood act like The House of Lords in the USA. It was probably Hollywood-AIPAC that initiated this Fatherland Protection move.


'Vee must protect zee American heartland from zee foreigner influence of zee Chrees Edges.' :lol:

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