Estimates are different, but most historians share the opinion of one of the prominent Russian monarchists Nikolai Markov: “The whole line of behavior of a member of the Duma Milyukov was based on clippings from foreign newspapers - Germanic, English and, it seems, Italian ... This is very colorful, this is an effect for the theater strong, but let me ask you, gentlemen ... Imagine the whole picture on the contrary, imagine that in England one of the deputies will take and announce some clipping from the Russian Banner about MP Milyukov and say that Russia of Miliukov's what they say, and then ask the British Parliament that it - stupidity or treason? "
Actually, Milyukov’s speech became known largely due to the phrase “Stupidity or treason?”, Which he, provoking the government’s resignation at a very stressful time for the empire, repeated more than once, after which the phrase entered the vocabulary of many politicians.
Today, looking at the TV screen, from where daily Ukrainian experts (as they are represented on TV) throw mud at our country, people, history - everything that they are allowed to “water”, and everything is allowed to them, like the monarchist Nikolai Markov I ask myself: “What is this, stupidity or betrayal?” - from the television management, of course.
Even the Kiev sociologist Yevgeny Kopatko on the program “Time will tell” could not stand it and broke out in an angry tirade against the presenters and editors of the program. He was indignant, in particular, by the fact that Ukrainian political analysts, journalists, and sometimes even personalities of the level of “market-style merchants” were invited to broadcast on Russian channels. Besides the fact that, according to the expert, they openly propagandize nationalistic, anti-Russian and even crazy ideas, they also receive fees from Russian TV! (While no one objected to him ...)
It is indecent to count money in other people's pockets, but this is a special case, and even without me everything has been calculated for a long time. According to the information published in the newspaper Izvestia (06.06.2016), on NTV Ukrainian “telemaster barriers” are paid up to 20 thousand rubles. for participation in political talk shows concerning Ukraine. One of the participants, a Ukrainian political analyst, told the newspaper that earlier for inviting the First Channel, Russia 1, and Russia 24, he was offered to pay for flights from Kiev to Moscow via Minsk and back, as well as for a daily stay at the hotel in Moscow. The fact that all Russian channels pay for flights and accommodation is confirmed by the other participants of similar programs. However, no one said that the channels of the VGTRK holding (the full name is the Federal State Unitary Enterprise All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, where the key word is “state-owned”) and the media holding First Channel (with the participation of state capital) are paid separate fees.
At the same time, according to another publication (no one denied), the Kiev political analyst V. Kovtun (pictured), who became the “star” of Russian television, receives 30-50 thousand rubles for participating in the program. fee. It is rumored in the journalistic environment that he no longer travels to his homeland, since he “bought” an apartment in Moscow and created a security agency. It is quite possible, since many of those Ukrainian “experts” who “registered” on Russian television, were also registered in Moscow, having entered into marriage with Muscovites (Muscovites). I hope, it is clear that the visits of Ukrainians to our TV, and the combination of “bonds of Hymen” in the capital of the aggressor country, and the speeches they make on TV shows cannot be sanctioned by the SBU, otherwise they all would have been sitting in one of those secret prisons where political prisoners of the Kiev regime are tortured (media reported on 3000 prisoners). Or does the SBU send them to us? ..
A strange situation, to put it mildly, is the situation on Russian television: channels not only with enviable regularity provide a platform for anti-Russian propaganda on various talk shows, but they also finance the activities of the inveterate Russophobes.
In general, we are spat every day at our expense, and with complete impunity. Every day (except weekends, if there is no talk show), in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening, Ukrainian “messengers” are like Saltykov's organics, tuned in just two phrases, with persistence of maniacs say: “Russia annexed (occupied) the Crimea”, “the war against Ukraine on Donbass leads Russia "," Russia is to blame for all Ukrainian misfortunes. " As you can see, the set of charges is small, but it is extremely scaled up. And Herr Goebbels, as you know, argued: the more monstrous the lie, the more they believe it ...
We add that on Russian TV, Ukrainian, pro-Ukrainian (from Western countries) experts regularly provoke fights, yet they are persistently invited to participate in political talk shows, and even in those cases when it is not about Ukraine. The list of these “miners” has practically not changed for three years already, since the time of the coup d'état in Kiev, when they suddenly appeared on Russian TV. Initially, it was a couple of representatives of the "Maidan" (and the Western media).
Gradually, the Prokiev "landing" became more numerous. Now there are so many of these “paratroopers” in Moscow that everyone doesn’t have enough places on TV shows (fee too?), And they work on a “watch watch” basis.
The lineup is updated approximately once a week, but the list of participants does not change. We not only know their names and surnames, but also who is capable of what.
At first, they tried to behave modestly, noticeably cautious, they were afraid of the word too much, all the more rude, to say, they are not shy in expressions today. Yes, and we seem to have become accustomed to the fact that, in their assessments, the Russian people are the most disgusting, vile, stupid and drunk, bloodthirsty horde. And they are almost accustomed to similar statements made to us by European experts, along with American ones. Then we will be told that we must repent and repent, so that the West will easily put us on our knees ... This is how the technology for the destruction of public consciousness called the “Overton window”, which was launched on Russian TV by the appearance of Kiev “experts”, works.
The same Kovtun, one may say, is a master of provocations, for which a bit has happened more than once, he was even dipped into the cake with his face. But after all, not only money stimulates our Ukrainian and other “brothers” to participate in television quizzes? Are they not masochists, really? And along with them - the Germans, the Americans, the Dutch, the Balts and similar to them the inveterate russophobes, for whom the doors on Russian TV are open oh so wide. As for domestic liberals, who are not without undertones are located in the studio next to the Ukrainians and Europeans. This, they say, is one opposing side. On the contrary, patriots of Russia line up (without irony!). They are supported by the hall. They also throw at opponents different, let's say, disgusting, although in comparison with ukrami they behave much more decent. But in general, the spectacle is unpleasant.
In these picks, it is initially clear that victory will be theirs. It is also very clear that the opposing party is assigned the role of "boys (and girls) for beating". How did the monarchist N. Markov speak there? “... this is an extremely strong effect for the theater ...” But who needs the current show?
“On Russian talk shows are the Poles, Czechs, Dutch, Americans. And we also need to travel to convey our position, smash them (the Russians. - V.P.) the scenario and protect Ukraine, ”one of the TV screen regulars, Kiev political scientist Vadim Karasev, explained to Vesti.
(I would defend Ukrainian interests on my own territory, and not in our rear!) The Russian liberals also adhere to the same opinion, who are provided with free air on the air, and taking advantage of the situation, on the eve of the presidential election, they were pretty tight on TV. Foreign experts also do not hide the fact that they, too, carry “values of the democratic world” to the “uncivilized” masses of Russians.
The editorial staff of a large talk show who wished to preserve anonymity in a conversation with Lentoy.ru explained that the pool of experts listed on the federal TV of Ukraine fully satisfies the formal needs of the channels to present the opinion of the Ukrainian side. As Karasev notes, they want to hear him, and he says: "Let this be a small stratum, but I know that there are such people." He is probably right, but why with the help of Ukrainian Russophobes multiply the number of Russophobes "domestic spill"? We bring up new Vlasovites? Or now Bandera?
Let’s try to exert a little imagination and imagine that, say, the year 1941-1942 was invited to the All-Union Radio ... say, Gauleiter of Ukraine Erich Koch or Nazi Karl von Lyash, Governor General of the Galicia district, or even himself Joseph Goebbels. Say it’s impossible, since then the Germans fought a war to exterminate the Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians — all Soviet people in general, as well as the Polish people, who were later called the executed nation (Germans killed more than 6 million Poles), it’s enough to say “Holocaust” about Jews and 6 million killed and 3 million Soviet soldiers who died in the Nazi concentration camps also come to mind ... Nevertheless, we turn on the fantasy: suddenly Goebbels appeared in Moscow and began to say that the Nazis were waging a just war, since the Russians always threatened the Germans, and also - the whole of Europe, their troops dangerously close to the German army invaded Poland, and, among other things, at the Russian armor is strong and Tanks they are too fast ... These reasons, they say, are enough to destroy the Russians ... No matter how blasphemous it sounds, but how, in fact, does this hypothetical situation differ from the absurd reality that was created on Russian TV?
It's no secret that the last three years, the so-called. the collective (corporate) West is waging war against Russia, only without shots and atomic explosions. Until! Nevertheless, officially declared, as many Western countries have called Russia one of the main threats to their national security, and Ukraine - the main one. There is not a single field of activity in which the West would not have smelled Russia, did not try to inflict maximum damage on it.
Not only does Ukraine now stand on the side of the Western aggressor, in relation to Russia it is the aggressor itself. It's time to face the truth and recognize the fact that Ukraine is not only not our strategic partner, it is not our partner at all. However, on the talk show in Russia, Ukrainian issues are being actively discussed.
In response to a question asked during a similar transfer by her party L. Kalashnikov, about why we need it, the presenter Yevgeny Popov, in particular, innocently stated: so are our neighbors ... Do we not have any other neighbors? Allied Belarus is much closer to us than today's Ukraine. Where is the Belarusian theme? And Kyrgyz? Georgian, finally? Turkish? But you never know and their problems, which should be in the foreground of domestic TV?
The reason, of course, lies in a different plane than just the neighborhood. The annoying Ukrainization of Russian TV - and this is a huge layer of a TV product, including, for example, an infromprogram - allows you to keep prime channels of TV channels. Despite the general fatigue of the audience from the television fuss around the events in the neighboring state, talk shows about Ukraine did not stop watching, I think, for one reason only - there is a civil war in which Russian people are killed. At the same time, there is not a single program on Russian TV, where thoroughly, without hysterics and fights, they analyzed not the internal Ukrainian situation (this is their concern, first of all!), But the influence of Ukrainian events on Russia's foreign and domestic policy, and ultimately on our well-being. , and most importantly - how to stop a fratricidal war.
Instead, the Russian society is pressed with noisy talk shows, the lion’s share of which is provided by Ukrainian experts. Without their participation, political programs would lose the intensity and element of the show. In fact, we got hooked on the needle of these empty gears, but their high rating provides a lot of money from showing advertisements, which are pushed into each talk show to the maximum. The impression is that the producers and their ilk in their eyes instead of pupils "pyataks." And national security issues in the context of a “hybrid” war (P. Poroshenko loves this controversial term very much) against Russia, do not our television concern them?
Recently, the Center for Social Design "Platform" conducted a study called "The Sociology of Russian Television". Most respondents consider television to be the most important media instrument of power. At the same time, media professionals themselves state that “today TV is compromising power,” and “television viewers are experiencing“ complex feelings ”to them. One of the respondents turned out to be particularly eloquent, according to the results of the study: he compared the effect of the products of the activities of domestic political TV reporters with the viewing of the porno-genre products ...
In fact, according to the respondents, the tonality of today's political television is characterized by a “set on manipulation”, “hostility to intellect” and “a cult of a single and at the same time clichéd point of view”. This is especially true of political talk shows, which, as summarized by the authors of the study, evoke the bulk of criticism.
I would add that because of the synthetic genre nature, political talk shows are perceived as the quintessence of Russian television, and the “experts” sent by Kiev as a socio-psychological slice of Ukrainian society.
Both the one and the other bring even greater divisions in the relations between the Russian and Ukrainian peoples, which, according to the authoritative expert E. Kopatko, are moving away from each other more and more every day.
The bill on imposing martial law in Ukraine and conducting general mobilization, as, according to Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin, the country "is at war with the Russian Federation," could be the point of no return. The Verkhovna Rada, I note, has long recognized a special resolution of Russia as an aggressor country. What are you doing, gentlemen ?!
Therefore, the conclusions of Russian experts on the results of the study “Sociology of Russian Television” are disappointing. As one authoritative publication wrote, what Russian television turned into causes a number of unpleasant questions for top management of TV channels: “Why do we need state television, for which the citizens of the country are ashamed?”, “Who gave the right to humiliate the country, with each release of” a popular TV show "Dumping into society all that" the authors will have time to collect on the gutters? "So what is this, after all:" Stupidity or treason "?