Russia Today, wallowing in the Gutter
Scientists invent a camera that sees your soul!
Hairdresser turns robber into sex slave!
You may think we are recounting recent headlines from The National Enquirer, but we’re not. These are the “new stories” offered to “readers” by the Kremlin’s online propaganda machine “Russia Today.”
You know, the publication that thinks five of ten silliest things said by world politicians in history were said by Americans, and that the one said by a Russian was a knee-slapper by Stalin about mass murder. That Russia Today.
The reason for this kind of “reporting” by RT is really quite simple: To generate web traffic. Write about UFOs and sex slaves and the world of web lunatics will beat a path to your door, raising your profile on search engines and helping make you seem far more significant than you are. Write normal things about life in Russia, and you’ll be largely ignored because, quite frankly, most of the world couldn’t care less about Russia.
There simply are no words which can describe the appalling dung heap that is Russia Today, and that may be part of its strategy. If it churns out lies and garbage at a sufficiently high rate, nobody will be able to keep up with it all and, inevitably, some of it will be consumed by an unwary public.
Linking Stalin’s statement that “life has become better, life has become more fun!” to Bill Clinton’s statement that “I would never approach a small-breasted woman” is appalling. It is an effort to rationalize one of history’s most venal and murderous dictators, one of the worst enemies Russia has ever had if not the very worst, so that Russia’s current ruler can emulate more of his policies without facing criticism. As such, just as did the actions of the Soviet Politburo, it strikes at the very heart of Russian survival.
The collection of freaks and lowlifes from the West that Russia Today has hired to serve as its mouthpieces is a clear testament to the fact that Russia Today cannot succeed any more than could the doomed propaganda efforts of Stalin himself. But in the short term, Russia Today contributes mightily to the even further worsening of Russia’s reputation in the West and inevitably it will mislead some unwary people and delay the fall of the Putin regime. For that, history will condemn RT just as it condemns Stalin.