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Greenwald Savages American Media Coverage

"A new news show hosted by Julian Assange debuted yesterday on RT, the global media outlet funded by the Russian government and carried by several of America’s largest cable providers. His first show was devoted to an interview with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah (video below), who has not given a television interview since 2006. The combination of Assange and a Russian-owned TV network has triggered a predictable wave of snide, smug attacks from American media figures, attacks that found their purest expression in this New York Times review yesterday of Assange’s new program by Alessandra Stanley."

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I don't understand....

Why Russia is for pro civil liberties and promotes the under-dogs in the freedom movement. The opposite of what they do in our country. It's as if by design where we used to be for liberty and the Soviets for the opposite. Just strange, I can't quite figure out why things flipped. I thought they wanted to undermine us by leading us to communism.

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Greenwald points out that both RT and

the U.S. media are biased in favor of their homeland government but search out stories of dissidents in the opposite country and weaknesses in the regimes. The only challenging investigative reporting is on their counterparts.

A modern tragedy of Gargantuan proportions is unfolding.

The same thought occurred to me a short while ago. It is almost as though the former Communist world of the Soviet Union and China is morphing into the Capitalist world of the West while the former Capitalist world of the US and Europe is changing into the Communist world.

The same Marxist dialectic still applies so it is my guess that what we are witnessing is the final transformation into the Marxist synthesis. Marx of course invented the terms Communism and Capitalism and his ideological heirs used the battering ram of the proletariat to destroy the monarchies of central Europe and Russia replacing them with the totalitarian governments of the Soviets and the Nazis. His and Engels' final goal was I believe the dictatorship, not of the proletariat, but of the money lenders.

The Soviets and the Nazis were the diabolical twins who were designed to destroy each other and in the end this is what happened to the Nazis in WWII. This experience gave rise to the European experiment which is based upon the Nazi plan for the Greater German Reich. So once again the Soviets faced their old nemesis in a different disguise. This time it was the turn of the Soviets to crumble and for the Fascist EU to increase its size by swallowing the former Soviet satellites. Now Russia is faced on her Asian flank by the mostly Muslim 'Stans, all infiltrated and subverted by the US and Israel and on her European flank by the Fascist EU.

Russia is the most important geopolitical nexus in the world which is why every leader with world domination ambitions has wanted to conquer her. This time it is no different. This is why the world is poised on the edge of the abyss and is moving inexorably towards plunging into an existentially threatening nuclear war. This is why Russia has joined up with China and India to counter the US and the EU.

Of course this may all be a deliberate drama being staged to scare us all into the safe arms of a world government. Either that or the people in charge are certifiably lunatics, really believe all this geopolitical nonsense and are quite prepared to destroy the planet. They imagine I have no doubt that they will somehow survive.

What is the solution to this Gordian Knot? Who will wield the Alexandrian sword? Did I hear someone say Ron Paul?

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

Russia Today

remember Putin kicked out the Euro Bankers (Rothschilds)& paid off Russia's debt to them...so they REALLY Hate him now.

"Great Men Do Not Seek Power, They Have Great Power Thrust Upon Them"

Communism fell over 20 years

Communism fell over 20 years ago. There are no serious proponants of global communism today and even Putin's worst critics probably would laugh at the notion of him trying to convert the west to communism today. Even China is arguably as capitalistic as current day America. Russia is a mess but its not communism.

Socialist/communist who

Socialist/communist who cares? Are the people free?

Exactly my point! I guess

Exactly my point! I guess they about as free as people in America today. The usual answer for most countries is that in some things they are freer and in some things they are less free.

One of my classmates from seminary was Southern Baptist missions director in Russia so I guess I'll ask him about that next time I see him.

I was not specifically

I was not specifically speaking of Russia, but Cuba, China, Vietnam & Lao. Communism is dead because they take 2 steps forward and one step back all the way to the front of the line and then they call themselves socialist.

Seen the show?

Have you watched Assange's interview? It's embedded at the bottom of Greenwald's article. Very interesting. I don't like Assange much (solidarity aside), but that was really interesting.

i watched it and learned nothing

boring interview of softball questions
i'm not sure what this Assange character is playing at here but it certainly didnt reveal any startling secrets about Hezbollah.
a whole lot of hype and Assange's cult-like followers ate it all up like it was groundbreaking television.


the 'media assassins'

I watched a bit of it but

I watched a bit of it but honestly Palestinian/Israel issues bore me to death. It's not my country and I don't really give a damn. The point is though that real journalism covers both sides of an issue and covers things the almighty US government doesn't want covered and therefore their idiot lackeys in the American media dutifully won't cover. Which is why we need wikileaks and Julian Assange and real journalism.

Excellent article!

This is the kind of stuff that needs to be written in order to expose the media w hores for the shameless manipulators that they are.

MSM has no shame/scruples/humanity.

"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself." - Thomas Jefferson

If you're interested in

If you're interested in perspectives on the media you might also like Jay Rosen's blog. He's a journalism professor at NYU that has some pretty harsh criticisms of the American media:


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New Poll...

...has a interesting question on the fox Greta page.

Check it out:



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Who woulda thunk it - the

Who woulda thunk it - the last journalist in America works for Salon.com.

Cos Cob, CT

Micheal Hastings at Rolling

Micheal Hastings at Rolling Stone Magazine and Radley Balko at Huffington Post are right there with Greenwald imo. Also Jeremy Scahill at the Nation.


I love the channel but I'm always keeping a watchful eye. RT receives Russian government money so I'm patiently waiting for they piss off the Russian government and it taken over by bureaucrats. :(

As Greenwald points out, the

As Greenwald points out, the BBC is British government funded,

"Let’s examine the unstated premises at work here. There is apparently a rule that says it’s perfectly OK for a journalist to work for a media outlet owned and controlled by a weapons manufacturer (GE/NBC/MSNBC), or by the U.S. and British governments (BBC/Stars & Stripes/Voice of America), or by Rupert Murdoch and Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal (Wall St. Journal/Fox News), or by a banking corporation with long-standing ties to right-wing governments (Politico), or by for-profit corporations whose profits depend upon staying in the good graces of the U.S. government (Kaplan/The Washington Post), or by loyalists to one of the two major political parties (National Review/TPM/countless others), but it’s an intrinsic violation of journalistic integrity to work for a media outlet owned by the Russian government. Where did that rule come from?"

I would suggest that that rule is a holdover from the cold war mentality. For myself the times I have watched RT I see a libertarian perspective if anything. Alyona Minkovski has a lot of the same people who write article for Lew Rockwell and she has even guest blogged for Radley Balko.

RT media is generally held in

RT media is generally held in contempt by neo-con commentators like Glenn Beck. Most unfortunate for them (neo-con commentators) as there seems to be some honest reporting on the videos I've watched. I can't comment on RT as a whole, though.

Glenn Beck was too crazy even

Glenn Beck was too crazy even for foxnews. Remember the panic stricken idiot warning that the radical Muslims were teaming up with the communists to destroy America?

*Glenn Beck*


Sorry, I just can't even think of him at the same time as Greenwald and Assange, without seeing how pathetic, morally weak, and small-minded Beck is, by comparison. It's a shame. I should pray for him.