Thursday, May 1, 2014

War Propaganda

War Propaganda

Alrighty then we have the US State Dept. ripping on RT for false reporting war info and RT hitting back on lies coming out of the State Dept.  One thing for sure, someone is lying.

From RT:

Propaganda is the deliberate dissemination of information that you know to be false or misguided.

And boy does Mr. Stengel make a valiant attempt at propagandizing, because anyone would be hard-pressed to cram more falsehoods into a hundred words:

“From assertions that peaceful protesters hired snipers to repeated allegations that Kiev is beset by violence, fascism and anti-Semitism, these are lies falsely presented as news.  Consider the way RT manipulated a leaked telephone call involving former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.  Through selective editing, the network made it appear that Tymoshenko advocated violence against Russia.  Or the constant reference to any Ukrainian opposed to a Russian takeover of the country as a "terrorist."  Or the unquestioning repetition of the ludicrous assertion last week that the United States has invested $5 billion in regime change in Ukraine.  These are not facts, and they are not opinions. They are false claims, and when propaganda poses as news it creates real dangers and gives a green light to violence.

How many FACTS does Mr. Stengel attempt to deny?  Let us count:” (go to the article from RT)

From US State Dept. Richard Stengel:

Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry referred to RT as a "propaganda bullhorn," which was promoting Russian President Vladimir Putin's "fantasy." The result was a predictable howl of protest from RT's editor, who claimed the State Department knows little about what is really happening in Ukraine today and had the audacity to request an apology.

I spent seven years as the managing editor of TIME magazine before joining the State Department.  I understand the difference between news, propaganda and opinion. Propaganda is the deliberate dissemination of information that you know to be false or misleading in order to influence an audience.  (end article)

Can We?

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