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How the media did a coup d'état

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In 2010, the next presidential elections in Ukraine were held. Recall, the average exit poll data showed the following results: Viktor Yanukovych - 49%, Yulia Tymoshenko - 45%, against all - 6%. Approximately the same result was officially announced by the CEC, the results of which all over the world, although reluctantly, recognized. As a result, Ukraine received the strongest opposition, with appropriate funding for both domestic business in the western and central regions, and strong monetary support from the EU and the USA through numerous NGOs.

The new incumbent decides to consolidate the success and return to Ukraine the status of a presidential republic, at the same time cutting off the head of the opposition - imprisoning Yulia Tymoshenko for signing bonded gas contracts with Russia. In part, this is done to ensure that political calm finally returns to Ukraine, which was so necessary to attract investment to the country and, in general, for the normal development of Ukraine. The President clearly understood that if the opposition between the opposition and the authorities continued, the country would continue to degrade.

And everything seemed to be going well. The country was preparing for EURO-2012 and subsequently held it at a very high level, powerfully developing important infrastructure projects of major cities. There was a real transport revolution in the country to upgrade urban transport, and high-speed trains were also launched for the first time. Roads were built everywhere. All social guarantees for the population were carried out in time. No signs of trouble. It is worth noting that all this happened against the backdrop of one of the most powerful global financial crises of our time.

It was not easy for the opposition to begin active actions before the EURO 2012, as traditionally, society consolidates during such world events. Therefore, for two years, the opposition patiently prepared for a decisive blow. Mass media assets of the country's strongest TV channels were bought up, and the most powerful one was tidied up news network resource of Ukraine - ukr.net. News releases on opposition channels (1 + 1, ICTV) in the evening, they started a little earlier than everyone else, and hourly news only went through opposition channels (5 channel and 24 channel). And after the completion of the EURO-2012 an unforgettable show began. To experience it fully, you had to live in Ukraine and just watch TV and the Internet.

The soil has already been prepared by creating two labels: the president is a former convict and a thief, the country is absorbed by corruption. Not bothering about the fact that the majority of the population voted for him. These two slogans began to be repeated literally every day, both on TV and on the Ukrainian Internet, unobtrusively, but with constant persistence. Especially zealously savored reports on rape, resonant traffic accidents and other crimes, sometimes even for several days. The daily issues of the opposition channels showed all the blackest, and did it with professionalism, not previously inherent in the domestic TV. Ukrainians became spectators of central channel issues, which had the format of a criminal chronicle of some solitary domestic crimes throughout the country. Political technologists knew the simple truth perfectly well: if every day a person speaks about something bad, he will believe it. This was just the case, there was no alternative, the game was played with only one goal.

Meanwhile, the world is so diverse that in it for any event and point of view there is a lot of confirming information. But man cannot grasp the immensity. He cannot (and does not want) to know everything, and alternatives as well. Therefore, the brain eagerly grabs what is easily digested, what falls into the canvas, and grows up a completely directional structure - a crystal of worldview. Vector. Life support. The one that is more to the taste of the body, and not the one that is “true.” It is worth noting that, apart from the media, the worldview was partly influenced by the constant poor economic situation in the country, which by the way was under the authority of the opposition, which of course everyone rushed to forget. For a long time, there has been no increase in pensions and wages in the country, which could even out a constant increase in inflation.

For two years, the credulous public already believed in any fiction, if it fit well into the ill-fated concept of narrative. The media front was completely lost, and no one came to the rescue. Power or lost vigilance, or simply not enough funding, because in a difficult economic situation, it was unreal to take care of the ratings of domestic channels, and even more so the news Internet resources. And it is precisely in this that the authorities made their first and most important mistake, which eventually became fatal.

Then everything started spinning at breakneck speed. Having obtained such a powerful instrument as the mass media, the opposition consolidated as much as possible and dealt a decisive blow. It was thanks to the media, who savored the romance of “Euromaidan” and the barricades all day, for the Orange oppositionists to raise such a mass of people and form a popular front from residents of the western and central regions, which could not be stopped.

The situation in our country once again confirmed the entire strength and horror of the media, whose hands unleashed a bloody civil war in the truest sense of the word. It is not difficult to guess who is behind this media, but this is a topic for a separate article. Be that as it may, the simple truth was once again confirmed: who owns the information, he owns the world.
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  1. Nicholas C.
    Nicholas C. 24 February 2014 07: 46
    +2
    It is necessary to constantly and timely explain to the media their position, to convince themselves that they are right, to carry out counter-propaganda.

    Is this news? Why then did they come to power?
    1. Kazakhstan
      Kazakhstan 24 February 2014 11: 25
      0
      This is what Kazakhstanis think about Kiev and Ukraine, condemning Bandera and traitors. http://tengrinews.kz/world_news/zapad-opasaetsya-voennoy-interventsii-rossii-na-

      ukrainu-250919 /
    2. knn54
      knn54 24 February 2014 14: 15
      +2
      Even Napoleon understood that the press is one of the most important instruments of government. As an intermediary between the central government and public opinion, it can serve its policy if it is skillfully directed. That is why he considers "his" newspapers to be of the greatest importance: he reads them, encourages articles, scolds unwary journalists.
      By 1811 in Paris, under the new decree, only four newspapers remained: Le Moniteur, Le Journal de Paris, Le Journal de l'Empire and La Gazette de France, ALL controlled by the government. In provincial France, political newspaper columns can only be quoted from Le Moniteur. In 1810 the prefects allowed only one newspaper per department. Napoleonic propaganda is so powerful and so effective that the Austrian minister and chancellor Metternich wrote in June 1808: "For Napoleon, the press is worth 300 of the army."
  2. paul72
    paul72 24 February 2014 08: 15
    +8
    Yanukovych and the company had no time for counter-propaganda, building a competent policy in the media.
    guys stupidly chopped loot.
    here and chopped
    1. AVV
      AVV 24 February 2014 13: 03
      +4
      Quote: paul72
      Yanukovych and the company had no time for counter-propaganda, building a competent policy in the media.
      guys stupidly chopped loot.
      here and chopped

      Greed fraer ruined !!!
  3. a52333
    a52333 24 February 2014 09: 24
    +1
    Quote: paul72
    guys stupidly chopped loot.
    here and chopped
    Template Yanuca = corrupt, I must say "hammered in securely", therefore "FOR"
    no one tried to speak.
  4. Alez
    Alez 24 February 2014 09: 30
    +12
    You look at our media Blood, Debauchery, Beautiful Western Life. All according to the pattern. We are also being prepared for something.
    1. Prapor-527
      Prapor-527 24 February 2014 11: 40
      0
      Quote: Alez
      You look at our media Blood, Debauchery, Beautiful Western Life. All according to the pattern. We are also being prepared for something.
      You switch to the normal channel ...
      1. Terrible ensign
        Terrible ensign 24 February 2014 14: 42
        +1
        Television is evil.
    2. Sirocco
      Sirocco 24 February 2014 12: 14
      +1
      Quote: Alez
      You look at our media Blood, Debauchery, Beautiful Western Life.

      It’s time for all these media outlets, and TV censorship to introduce. Zadolbali with all the news, and films for dyebilov. With this approach, we get the Ukrainian scenario, with Ivanes who do not remember kinship.
  5. SLOVO
    SLOVO 24 February 2014 10: 57
    0
    Quote: Alez
    You look at our media Blood, Debauchery, Beautiful Western Life. All according to the pattern. We are also being prepared for something.


    Well, I don’t know where you saw debauchery and blood .... Beautiful life, yes, I agree, but beautiful life has been shown before, there is nothing wrong with that, usually it is shown in serials, which are watched by old ladies and housewives. Recently, pay attention to serials that are stamped one by one, their semantic load is scanty, they are "nothing".
  6. smersh70
    smersh70 24 February 2014 11: 39
    +1
    Well, they know how to work, hell, you can’t say anything .... They fully use the technology and all the requirements of the 21st century .... As V. Lenin said, of all the arts, television is the most important for us smile
    1. Anper
      Anper 24 February 2014 12: 12
      +2
      Quote: smersh70
      Well, they know how to work, hell, you can’t say anything.

      And now in Ukraine, what? From the 20th, they started to press, and they can’t stop.
      On "Inter" (and this is not the last channel) on Sunday at the top news - time, the announcer says: "The fact that people in masks come up to you on the road and check your documents with bits or they stop you on the street is good, they look after order, don't be afraid of them, they are very polite and good, they will let you go. "
      Or the "new government of popular trust" HAS BEEN BOTTING live broadcasting and replays of the session, and then, on the second day, suddenly, once, the live broadcast was cut off and the soap started to flow. It became possible to figure out what happened only in the evening - during this time a language law was adopted (what -that is clearly not "corresponding to European democratic standards") and there was an open squabble for posts - you cannot show the same people's government to a people who freely expressed their will.
      And (maybe this is cynical) well, they just got this coffin dragging on the camera and psychopathic interviews. By the way, they showed a report from Russia, as people brought flowers to the Ukrainian embassy, ​​so they obviously chose a mentally ill person for conversation.
      1. allexx83
        allexx83 24 February 2014 23: 47
        0
        They twist and twist it as they want, edit the interview completely changing the meaning and context of what was said. "... in the eyes - God's dew." At the same time, they do not forget to raise a howl about "attempts on journalists." Goebbels smokes quietly around the corner at the end of the block.
      2. denort
        denort 25 February 2014 05: 10
        0
        the "inter" channel was raided, after which it began to broadcast in the spirit of Bandera
  7. stillrat
    stillrat 24 February 2014 13: 00
    +2
    LISTEN to us after all the same. One chernukha on TV. Every day in the news of the murder, disaster, etc. And at the end of the news from London.
  8. Terrible ensign
    Terrible ensign 24 February 2014 14: 49
    +1
    Television from the media has long turned into one of the main mechanisms of a market economy. This transformation took place in the early 90s. (You can recall the section of the advertising pie and the murder of Listyev.) Any of the most unpretentious and stupid series about a beautiful life (cops and bandits) is a means of active propaganda. We see the results in Ukraine.
    May God give us all here present to maintain clarity of mind and critical consciousness.
    And I have not had a TV for seven years ...
  9. xomaNN
    xomaNN 24 February 2014 14: 53
    +1
    I can confirm the author's message of the article. The real owners of TV channels - the oligarch - Pinchuk ("Novy", STB, ISTV), the oligarch Firtash (Inter, K1, etc.) relied on exclusively "Maidan" coverage of events and showing not only the police in the negative, but also supporters of the authorities on "anti-Maidans". The skew in Internet resources is even greater. By my own example, I was convinced: when you start to express your point of view in the comments, and of course, without obscene vocabulary ( winked ) in contrast to the "madata" obscene commentators - they block access to authorization for good. ("Ukrainian. True, Mirror of the Week, and soon the Correspondent.) Such is the freedom of speech in all recent months in the Ukrainian media space. Now censorship and threats to any Not Maddened way of thinking have become even more nasty.
  10. mabuta
    mabuta 24 February 2014 16: 28
    +3
    It’s high time to put in place a system of counter-propaganda so that this infection doesn’t come to us. And the fact that it’s not a film, that Amer must be pumped by anabolic steroids alone saves the world. And to the owners of the channels to the moon, it’s true or propaganda lies.
  11. crasever
    crasever 24 February 2014 18: 57
    +2
    But in the misfortunes of all the former republics of the USSR, in addition to nationalism, there is one more important aspect - "Among the princes and their servants corruption reigned - bribery and theft became unjustified, giving rise to permissiveness and unheard-of debauchery in the boyar environment. despised labor of a plowman, blacksmith, warrior ... "I. Sribny" Berendeev forest "
  12. Stinger
    Stinger 24 February 2014 19: 02
    +1
    Completeness, "Professor of the Institute of Ukrainian Politics". Firewood was collected from the crafty Kravchuk. Subsequent geniuses strenuously poured, considering themselves clever, and the population as cattle, unable to understand their ingenious quirks. Is it the media, perhaps, without regaining consciousness, wrote a scribble to the EU and at the last moment, after reading what they wrote, turned on the brake valve? No, professor, the match was brought up by the most vile and cowardly of all, pompous with his own stupidity. It was he and no one else who splashed gasoline on the burning Molotov cocktails. We also have the media shouting: "a party of crooks and thieves, a bloody regime, the country is swallowing up corruption." But it is clear to us that in the existing system it is shouted by more arrogant crooks who want to replace the existing ones. Democracy.
  13. Old scoop
    Old scoop 24 February 2014 22: 35
    +1
    One word - JOURNALIS.
  14. allexx83
    allexx83 24 February 2014 23: 51
    +1
    A vivid illustration of how, having played the information war, it makes no sense to start a real war.
  15. loginovich
    loginovich 25 February 2014 09: 24
    0
    The head is not just for eating. Now we will change the criminal to a criminal and we’ll not have to go to the circus