Sputnik is crying real tears of pain.
Published time: 5 Apr, 2017 14:47Edited time: 5 Apr, 2017 14:50
The anti-Russia tirades going on in parts of the US government and media are aimed at weakening or hurting the Trump presidency. Experts say the Democrats are not happy with the election result and are trying to pin the loss on Russia.
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen on Tuesday singled out Russian news sources RT and Sputnik comparing them to Nazi propaganda.
Shaheen was speaking in the Senate to lobby for the bill she is proposing in response to Russia’s alleged meddling in last year’s US presidential election.
“Our bill will give the Department of Justice new and necessary authority to investigate potential violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act by RT America,” Shaheen said. “This act was passed in the late 1930s in response to concerns about Nazi propaganda being disseminated in the United States without people knowing what it was. Well, this, I think, is absolutely appropriate today for us to take a look at what Russia and other countries may be doing to our news.”
Blah, blah, blah. – https://www.rt.com/op-edge/383598-propaganda-rt-senator-us-nazi/
RT denies the comparison by attacking the knowledge and credibility of Senator Shaheen, if you read further down the article.
What is not done, however, is to deny the comparison to Nazi propaganda or propaganda in general. In my mind RT is accepting defeat and admitting RT and Sputnik are, indeed, Russian propaganda and the comparison with Nazi propaganda is, indeed, accurate.
RT and Sputnik are, quite clearly, official propaganda outlets of the Russian government. They are an inexpensive way to push the Russian agenda, undermine the credibility of Western democracy, and attempt to sow chaos and uncertainty in the West.
RT and Sputnik’s agenda are clear. What the West does legally, fairly, and objectively, Russia does immorally, unethically, and often illegally.