Posts Tagged ‘RT’

  1. “Activist Left Gets Putin Critic’s Scalp”


    April 22, 2017 by AK

    Three headlines, all about Bill O’Reilly’s getting fired from Fox News. All translations are mine. The BBC Russian Service: The Fox host who called Putin a killer has been fired because of a sex scandal. RT news in Russian: The journalist who insulted Putin has been fired from Fox News. Breitbart: the first version of the headline, removed …
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  2. The Kremlin’s candidate? Surely you’re joking, Mr. Crowley


    April 30, 2016 by AK

    Why would a TV channel owned and financed by an unfriendly country support a US presidential candidate? In the case of RT, I can think of five reasons: The Kremlin thinks RT’s support can help Trump win. That’s naive or delusional or both, but still possible. Putin is trolling Americans for the fun of it. …
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  3. Ofcom on RT


    September 24, 2015 by AK

    As reported in its latest bulletin (PDF), the UK media regulator Ofcom has found RT (formerly Russia Today) in violation of rule 5.5 of the 2003 Communications Act, which requires “due impartiality on matters of political or industrial controversy.” The first of the offending programs to be aired was The Truthseeker: Genocide of Eastern Ukraine on July 13-14, …
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  4. A man for our time


    May 6, 2014 by AK

    I was half-listening to Moscow’s Business FM radio last weekend when the anchor, talking about the standoff in Eastern Ukraine, mentioned “Graham Phillips, a British journalist”. I cocked my ears: the name rang a bell. Phillips was then quoted as reporting from some separatist encampment in Donbass, on a Putinist note. He might as well …
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