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About the media

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I apologize in advance to the readers for the "clumsiness", since this is my first article and I am not a writer ...


I constantly see in the comments that the mass media of the Russian Federation incorrectly cover the state of affairs in the world and specifically in Ukraine, they say, they are a means of propaganda for Imperialist Moscow, a means for enslaving free peoples by the hated Putin, and the like. Let's look at this issue together.

First of all: man is a social being. He needs to communicate. To communicate you need to have any information (well, just to keep the conversation going). Where to get it? And here the media come on the scene - an inexhaustible source of any information: from quarrels between neighbors to world wars, from bread prices to foreign economic activity of states - any. There is no person who does not read a newspaper or does not watch TV, who does not have a radio in a car, or who is not looking for any interesting articles in the global network ... We all absorb information constantly. And so we are arranged that we unconsciously try to repeat everything, like parrots. If the announcer on the radio after each word will say: “A”, then after a while all of his listeners will also speak. This is neither bad nor good. Simply, we are all so arranged.

Now about the media: their impact on the population is tremendous! In the well-known program they will say that “this car is better” and the sales of this car increase, they will say that you need to go on heels - you look half the city on heels, chicken is more useful than beef, and the bird producer is in a bonus ... Everyone knows that , so why is the media considered just an information provider? Although the main task of the media is not to provide information, but to form a certain public opinion.

If media exposure works to promote goods and services, so why should it not work to promote any other ideas? And here it works and is very successful. The thoughts and desires of the media owner are firmly driven into the heads of the people. Someone will say: there is the same "independent"! I will answer: no! Every media has a host! The so-called "independent" - too! And even if a separate journalist, who does not live on the territory of any state, who does not have any obligations, created television with his own money and also launched a satellite to broadcast it, and more ..., and more ..., and yet, it will still provide information as he sees it, that is, subjectively.

So: the Russian media are a means of propaganda? Yes. Cover events unilaterally? Yes. But all this is done in exactly the same amount as the media of other states. CNN, ABC, TVP, BBC ... tell the truth? Naturally not !!! They also form public opinion, beneficial to their owners.

And where to get reliable, complete, current, objective and unambiguous information? Nowhere! Approximate to such information can be obtained only in the result of the analysis of data obtained from at least three sources that are reliably independent of each other. In other words: guys, think with your head, watch various TV channels, listen to the radio, read newspapers, do not dwell on any one source. And somewhere in the middle there will be a true state of affairs.

Do not write comments more about "means of enslavement", etc. - it speaks only of your ignorance and atrophy of the gray matter in the skull.

Thank you for reading to the end.
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  1. SkiF_RnD
    SkiF_RnD 6 March 2014 05: 37
    +1
    How to form an opinion about the real picture of what is happening on the basis of sources representing different forces, if the points of view are two, directly opposite? laughing
    1. Wellych
      Wellych 6 March 2014 05: 48
      +2
      How to form an opinion about the real picture of what is happening on the basis of sources representing different forces, if the points of view are two, directly opposite

      Well, for example, learn to separate the facts from their interpretation and take into account the source and its interest.

      An example is a video from Ashton about snipers - it doesn’t matter who says what, there are two facts - the video is real and they shot both at the police and at the rebels. The Ukrainian prosecutor general may say that he was shot by a Crimean Berkutovets, a Troll from the truth. Com.ua, that the FSB is silent in order to annoy the independence, but the facts do not go away and create a picture with others.
      1. mirag2
        mirag2 6 March 2014 06: 45
        +10
        Well, sort of moved to a dead center:
        MOSCOW, March 6. / ITAR-TASS /. The State Duma is preparing a bill on the criminal liability of media workers for knowingly distorting information to the detriment of the state.
        According to the author of the normative act, United Russia deputy Yevgeny Fedorov, the amendments relate to the establishment of administrative and criminal liability for the heads of the media, "which allow publications with false anti-Russian information, provide information support to extremist and separatist anti-Russian forces, including when reflecting the events for borders of Russia ".
        http://itar-tass.com/politika/1024813
    2. shinobi
      shinobi 6 March 2014 05: 54
      +2
      Elementary Watson! The method of cross-matching information from opposite sources. We leave the facts coinciding in them, throw them out of coincidence. Opinions, emotions and perceptions of the facts by the authors in a bucket. Example, Syria: Their media, Assad used sarin. Our media rebels used sarin. sarin was applied.
    3. tomket
      tomket 6 March 2014 07: 59
      +1
      Turn off the sound on the TV in order to isolate yourself from other people's comments, and analyze it. The process is painstaking, but having eyes, let it see.
  2. Strashila
    Strashila 6 March 2014 05: 40
    +9
    "Each media has its owner! The so-called" independent "also have it!" ... absolutely true and undeniable !!!
  3. Lyapis
    Lyapis 6 March 2014 05: 48
    +2
    In the end, everything rests on the person himself. Even if absolutely objective and unbiased information will be transmitted on TV / in Internet / newspapers / radio, the reader / viewer will interpret it in their own way, since it will be more convenient and understandable for him.
  4. bomg.77
    bomg.77 6 March 2014 05: 57
    +5
    Now the media is not even the fourth force, but rather the first. As the Bible said, at first there was a word!
  5. shibi
    shibi 6 March 2014 05: 57
    +2
    The media that drew where they turned turned there.
    And I don't believe in "independent" media.
  6. VengefulRat
    VengefulRat 6 March 2014 06: 02
    +4
    In general, it seems to me that the "Independent" media are precisely the most dependent ones. And they depend on the wallet of the one on whose money they were created. Ukrainian media is a direct example of this. IMHO.
  7. shibi
    shibi 6 March 2014 06: 09
    +4
    The more the media shouts about its independence, the more dependent it is.
    Loudest of all "Hold the thief!" the thief shouts.
  8. Name
    Name 6 March 2014 06: 09
    +2
    Greetings to all! Believe or not believe one or another publisher (owner) of a resource depends on THOUGHTS. hi
  9. Sirocco
    Sirocco 6 March 2014 06: 10
    +10
    Western media are waging an information war that knows no mercy, I again ran into a friend from Dnepropetrovsk, I wrote in the comments about him. So things are even worse than before. The mood is anti-Russian, sheer accusations, and claims. He went so far as to say that Ukraine was never part of Russia, and Crimea was always Ukrainian, read the story. There are no Bandera in Kiev, your media are lying to you, Tyagnibok, and Julia all earned their labor, (said two months ago the opposite) (he is 42 years old) All a scribe, a white animal came. Whether they feed them more than anything else, or Troll, but I know for sure that this is not his element (Internet) request Here you have a real picture of what is happening in the Dnieper from one resident of this city. So the modern media, plus something else, the most powerful weapon.
    1. bomg.77
      bomg.77 6 March 2014 06: 24
      +7
      The same story with my friend))) I tried to convince, appealed to logic and nothing helps the mind requestPutin is guilty through every word, Russia is guilty, and so on. They only have banderlogs on TV there, as we don’t have free access to any opinion. Yesterday’s record about shooters, Ukrainians don’t comment, silence! Plus, yesterday they banned broadcasting three Russian channels, by cable, to make it easier to feed a lie!
      1. Sirocco
        Sirocco 6 March 2014 06: 36
        +6
        I talked for two hours, so much slop was poured, almost torn apart, I had to offer to switch to another topic, from time to time attempts were made to return the conversation to the beginning. Zombies are one word. I am in complete shock. But we are considered friends. I’m only afraid that we will become enemies. European sowing sprouts.
      2. lewerlin53rus
        lewerlin53rus 6 March 2014 07: 11
        +5
        Likewise, my former classmate. Baba is 42 years old, grew up and was brought up in a Russian school near Novgorod. married in Dnepropetrovsk. With the beginning of the events on the Maidan, I looked at her Ava Bandera symbols, I asked what it was, and began to talk nonsense about "onizhedeti", European paradise, etc. etc. All attempts to somehow understand and explain led to the removal of me from friends. All former classmates are shocked. What happened to the woman ?? request
        1. Sirocco
          Sirocco 6 March 2014 08: 00
          +1
          Quote: lewerlin53rus
          , European paradise, etc.

          I want to note the theme of European paradise, the same situation. There is good order and cleanliness. And the cops are goats, the Golden Eagle is the same, asked the last time why they say? He came out of the cafe, pissed over the corner of the establishment, and got a little pink for it. I had to tell him that it’s not mess in the corners, and you will live in a civil society.
    2. alexng
      alexng 6 March 2014 06: 30
      +1
      So someone else works under his nickname - the usual Internet practice of desa. Ask him what it is that only you know about it and everything will fall into place.
      1. Sirocco
        Sirocco 6 March 2014 06: 48
        +3
        And what can you ask on Skype, if you see a real person? Here it is necessary to turn to doctors, but rather to psychologists.
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        2. alexng
          alexng 6 March 2014 09: 49
          0
          Only surgery can help here. Zombie psychological methods are not treated.
  10. Igor39
    Igor39 6 March 2014 06: 53
    +1
    All "independent" media depend on someone ...
  11. Auralski
    Auralski 6 March 2014 06: 58
    +4
    And not at all clumsily, but briefly and on business. Thanks Paul!
  12. Egoza
    Egoza 6 March 2014 07: 07
    +2
    Author +++++
    But the fact that the media are blocked in our country is 100%
    Laneta subscribers have been disabled from viewing the Channel One, NTV Mir and RTR-Planeta TV channels, according to the provider's website. "Network" Lanet "suspends the broadcast of TV channels that violate Ukrainian law by conducting aggressive propaganda, as well as calling for war, spreading hostility and hatred. Keeping peace is the main task for each of us, especially now. Thank you for your understanding", - reports "Lanet". http://polemika.com.ua/news-140478.html
    In addition, it’s more difficult to go to the sites of normal Ukrainian media, the same controversy, 2000, etc. All the time, the virus is shown, then "not found by reference", then something else. "Work" goes in all directions !!!
    1. Magadan
      Magadan 6 March 2014 07: 14
      +2
      PEOPLE! who knows how, draw a picture where above the Nazis on the Euromaidan burn the Berkut and the call of the West "you must hear the voice of these people" and below - a picture with an anti-homo sexualnoy demonstration in France and with the inscription "... but not these people"
      In English it will be: "you must hear the voice of these people" MAIDAN, KIEV (this is about a picture with Nazis) and below - "... but not these people" PARIS, NO HOMOSSEXUAL MARRIAGE PROTEST


      GUYS, MODERS !!! WHY DO YOU NOT ALREADY MISS THE WORD GAY? IS THAT MAT WHAT?
    2. Bigriver
      Bigriver 6 March 2014 07: 19
      +2
      Quote: Egoza
      ... But the fact that the media are blocked in our country is 100%

      Elena, please tell me.
      In the Russian media there is a strong thesis that 100% of the national state-owned mass media of Ukraine have been pursuing a pro-Western information policy for several years. Because they are all assets of a pro-Western oligarchy.
      This is true?
      If not, please name those sources that at least strive for an objective presentation of information.
  13. Magadan
    Magadan 6 March 2014 07: 13
    0
    it’s time to turn to the western man in the street to demand the Truth from his media! It is advisable to contact our Foreign Ministry. To give the most striking examples of their lies, such as with that Ossetian girl in August 2008, when the presenter abruptly left for advertising when he heard WHO was actually the aggressor.
    Western society, be surprised, ALREADY begins to believe Putin more than his politicians. Turn to ordinary people DIRECTLY!
  14. Sergey Sitnikov
    Sergey Sitnikov 6 March 2014 07: 19
    +1
    There is only one objectivity, the first and the last))), like freshness (recall Koroviev), any interpretation, presentation and even conclusions that are born to it are nothing but a metamorphosis or a result of the SUBJECTIVITY of the relay, the subject of presentation or broadcasting, based on subjective analysis again ...
    M. Heidegger said: "the essence of truth is freedom." However, does this mean “leaving the truth to the mercy of man”?
    In this case, is not the truth “reduced to the subjectivity of the human subject”?
    From the point of view of common sense, there is no essential connection between truth and freedom. But freedom is not only arbitrariness to reject one or another option when choosing, it is “the basis of the inner possibility of correctness”, “admission to the disclosure of existing as such”. In this case, truth is the revelation of being, through which there is openness. Thus, the pre-opinion inherent in the subject, pre-knowledge in the long run - the concept that a real, true object must correspond to - is the deep horizon of the subject - a person who has freedom as an attribute, which in turn predetermines the “conditions of possibility” of truth in its essential parameters.
    The objectivity of the subject is utopia, it is always subjective by birth, the spikelet will pump the truth to the level of the bed, The media cannot have an objective look! It is impossible for the media))))
    1. SkiF_RnD
      SkiF_RnD 8 March 2014 03: 27
      0
      Why a bassoon? Was it Woland?
  15. igordok
    igordok 6 March 2014 07: 22
    +2
    If media exposure works to promote goods and services, then why should it not work to promote any other ideas? And here it works and is very successful.

    Media abbreviation is outdated. More true SMRAD - Means of Mass Advertising, Agitation, Disinformation
  16. borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 6 March 2014 07: 25
    0
    from the Don.
    In general, a sane person will analyze and compare the facts, although there is no certainty that this is 100% true! But it makes the brain work, the recognition skill is acquired, where it is true, where lies. And who has garbage in his head, who does not try to think, he just meat! The so-called: infantry :!
  17. builder74
    builder74 6 March 2014 07: 29
    0
    Quote: Magadan
    it’s time to turn to the western man in the street to demand the Truth from his media!

    Yes, we have our own liars-tantrums!
    1. Magadan
      Magadan 6 March 2014 08: 24
      0
      I agree, but this does not mean that the American people should continue to tolerate lies from their media, which simply will not be given a license if they speak contrary to the line of the Washington regional committee.
      It is necessary for Lavrov or Churkin to turn to deceived people from the West!
  18. stroporez
    stroporez 6 March 2014 07: 46
    +3
    I think a strong move would be if the government allowed the broadcasting of Ukrainian channels to Russia, well for a while. Especially those programs where they talk about Russian ....... maybe liberals have no and their eyes would open .... ...
    1. Magadan
      Magadan 6 March 2014 08: 26
      0
      I also think it would be a normal move. I tried hard to find at least a grain of common sense in their propaganda, but could not. Just battering heads with "Russian aggressors" stuff. These channels would compete well with our humorous ones.
  19. parus2nik
    parus2nik 6 March 2014 07: 52
    +1
    All media are controlled ... and perform the task that the owner set ..
  20. igorra
    igorra 6 March 2014 08: 02
    +1
    And to someone this was not clear? But our media are slowing down a bit, I think we need to be faster and more assertive.
  21. Gardamir
    Gardamir 6 March 2014 08: 16
    0
    I disagree on the following. It is generally accepted that we have a variety of opinions in a democratic society. But it's strange. One and the same picture on any channel. "We ruined the whole country for the sake of this democracy." But nothing has changed.
  22. shibi
    shibi 6 March 2014 08: 24
    +2
    Quote: Gardamir
    I disagree on the following. It is generally accepted that we have a variety of opinions in a democratic society. But it's strange. One and the same picture on any channel. "We ruined the whole country for the sake of this democracy." But nothing has changed.

    And what kind of picture is still needed if the atrocities of the Maidanut and masked with weapons and cocktails are shown?
    1. Gardamir
      Gardamir 6 March 2014 09: 55
      0
      Yes, even this is not enough. All day events yesterday. Or Crimea. And what about Lugansk, Kharkov, Odessa?
  23. Natalia
    Natalia 6 March 2014 09: 10
    0
    Very good interview with Petr Fedorov on news 24 last night. He told interesting things about the information war and a lot of different facts. Husseinich’s attitude to Putin was astonished: according to the representative of the Polish side, when signing the agreement on February 21, Yanukovych consulted by phone and Moscow, in Washington and Berlin, in turn, were assured of the absolute guarantees of the fulfillment of the treaty ... As a result, there were disputes in the United States yesterday, which is why the special services did not know about the possible entry of Russian troops.
  24. shibi
    shibi 6 March 2014 09: 21
    0
    Leading RT quit due to Russia's actions in Crimea
    BBCRussian.com 5 hours ago, 03:52

    The leading Russian state television channel RT, American Liz Wall, announced her dismissal live, citing the Russian invasion of Ukraine as the reason for leaving.

    RT correspondent in Washington, Wall, said that "can no longer be part of a company funded by the Russian government and justifying Putin's actions."

    Wall said that as an RT reporter, she faced many ethical and moral problems because her parents came to the United States from Hungary, fleeing the invasion of Soviet troops.

    “I am proud that I am American and I believe in“ spreading the truth. ” That is why I’m leaving after this release, ”the journalist said.

    Earlier this week, another presenter of RT, American Abby Martin, condemned the entry of Russian troops into Crimea, calling it military occupation. The channel’s chief editor Margarita Simonyan then called the journalist a victim of American propaganda.

    I would be surprised if they supported Russia.
    And so, the usual propaganda little thing.
    They are already waiting in the corrupt media in gamer.
    1. Bigriver
      Bigriver 6 March 2014 09: 50
      +2
      Quote: sibi
      ... Leading the Russian state television channel RT, American Liz Wall reported live on air, saying that the Russian invasion of Ukraine was the reason for leaving.
      RT correspondent in Washington, Wall, said that "can no longer be part of a company funded by the Russian government and justifying Putin's actions."

      There is a significant moment.
      ... she admitted that her knowledge in the field of history and the nuances of political dynamics in Ukraine and Crimeawho play such an important role in the discussion about the legitimacy of Moscow’s intervention, not as deep as they could be. However, she stated that President Putin was wrong.
      Читать далее: http://inosmi.ru/russia/20140305/218239504.html#ixzz2v9t14Zz3
      Follow us: @inosmi on Twitter | InoSMI on Facebook

      That is, she admits that she does not properly own the issue, but has an opinion about it belay This is called PROFITABILITY.
      Moreover, the editorial board offers her to arrange a business trip to the Crimea, so that she honestly deals with everything that happens there - she refuses.
      It pains her to crush schemes and stamps in her head, because behind this all her idea of ​​the world will collapse.
      Welcome to the mainstream of western journalism.
  25. shibi
    shibi 6 March 2014 09: 27
    +1
    We must not believe the media, but the videos of eyewitnesses when they show the mummers.
  26. vovan50
    vovan50 6 March 2014 09: 28
    +2
    Guys, there is a war going on, a modern information war. And in this war, the media and the Internet especially, this is a really new branch of the military! This must be understood by us, ordinary posters, and the country's leadership. We will lose the information war, we will lose everything, absolutely everything! And even the Strategic Missile Forces will not save. And if the media is a branch of the military, albeit a very specific one, then it must have everything without which the troops cannot win. First, well-armed, trained, disciplined fighters, ready to do anything for their Fatherland. This is organization, planning, and interaction, in a word, everything without which there will be no victory. And the main thing should be a goal and an understanding of how to achieve it. I understand that under the conditions of "freedom of speech", the one who has the most money, and the United States has the most money (they print as much as they want) is right. With the help of the "free" press, they are firing at us the most severe fire from all weapons, fighting for our minds, for the minds of our "elite", and most importantly for the minds of our children. Everything is used: the Internet, blockbusters, cartoons, multimedia, TV, media, NGOs and all sorts of other enticements, like we "just want to help you", and then the Maidan and the swamp. If you want to help, write a check, but you don't need to teach us how to live, whose cow would moan. Only our media, our TV, our films (here we have a hole in general, it's good at least Soviet films are still shown), our songs, our literature, in a word, our entire multinational Russian culture, and we are with you as far as possible can resist this massive attack. ... We, like the air, need to create such combat units, to organize for this, to develop common goals for all of us and force the state to take this seriously, and do it as quickly as possible. The enemy will be defeated, victory will be ours!
  27. skifd
    skifd 6 March 2014 09: 38
    0
    Link to an interview with the commander of the Marines in Feodosia:

    http://kreml.tv/2014/03/05/morpeh/

    It’s sad. But worthy.
    1. Stas57
      Stas57 6 March 2014 10: 21
      +1
      why sad
      I am proud of him, a real Russian officer, took the oath, although Ukraine is kept to the end. It’s not his fault that his country is like that and the government is like that.
      Worth respect.
  28. Stas57
    Stas57 6 March 2014 09: 44
    0
    So: the Russian media are a means of propaganda? Yes. Cover events unilaterally? Yes. But all this is done in exactly the same amount as the media of other states. CNN, ABC, TVP, BBC ... tell the truth? Naturally not !!! They also form public opinion, beneficial to their owners.

    absolutely true, therefore it is necessary to look in a complex of materials including your own head.

    as we have in the West, there are a number of clever, sober and competent articles, and there are screeching journalists looking for news and sensations.

    therefore, reading both our and foreign press, I would recommend not to those who know languages ​​well, but to those who know how to control themselves and "not be led to divorce" "
    1. Stas57
      Stas57 6 March 2014 10: 22
      0
      http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/05/opinion/what-putin-really-wants.html?ref=opini
      on & _r = 1
      good article in English. in the New York Times.
  29. Bigriver
    Bigriver 6 March 2014 10: 07
    0
    ... why is the media considered just a provider of information? Though the main task of the media is not to provide information, but to form a certain public opinion.

    No, not so.
    When you go to any site, buy a newspaper, turn on the TV channel - why are you doing this? Do you lack ideological support? Obviously, you are going for info. And the object gives it to you. You find "something". So?
    Information is the primary and primary task of the media. This is the main mission, without which no media will simply take place.
    The functions of ideology, entertainment, education - this is in passing and relates to the submission of information. Those. "as"served "something"?
  30. brn521
    brn521 6 March 2014 10: 27
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    Quote: mirag2
    The State Duma is preparing a bill on the criminal liability of media workers for knowingly distorting information to the detriment of the state.

    Well, yes, at the same time, the Internet was equated with the media, or even in the process. As a result, there will be only one source in which United Russia and Putin and Medvedev will sing. Other sources will be his clones. Other information distortors will either be corrected and will also become clones, or they will sit.
    I do not believe in the least in Putin-Medvedev, nor in their prophets - United Russia. And in no case would I want to give them full power over the media. So I am strongly against such bills. Moreover, the rubbish that the Duma accepts and Putin signs causes me more and more indignation. Let's take, for example, from the latest news the introduction of amendments to the fourth part of the Civil Code, which determine the procedure for protecting intellectual rights. "The law establishes that the absence of guilt for violation of intellectual property rights is proven by the violator." So you are all guilty until you prove otherwise. And it doesn't matter that it will concern organizations for now. The main thing is that once again one of the principles of jurisprudence is being violated. Well, I'm not talking about the laws by which search engines are banned. This is so, little things, there are also laws that directly affect the economy. But economics is difficult and uninteresting. Well, I'm not talking about the constitution at all, it's time to abolish this useless document. Here are the zombies from the State Duma, who seem to be our representatives and directly express our will, recently adopted a bill that obliges six months to store data on the transfer of information on the Internet. What's next? I think it is necessary to oblige telecom operators to keep records of conversations for six months. And the mail - to keep copies of the correspondence for the same period.

    So please, you can continue to engage in cheers and patriotism of Putin, who signs all this. And as for me, Putin is the successor of EBN, which he himself once introduced to us. And the worst thing - I don’t know what can be done about it. One thing is clear, street demonstrations and other nonsense on the example of the same Ukraine show that bastards burst up to this noise even worse than those in power. Moreover, they organize these demonstrations.
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  32. Strashila
    Strashila 7 March 2014 19: 37
    0
    "Cleaners of the ether. Who is fighting fake news and propaganda in Ukraine" on lenta.ru, at the first moment ... well, at least someone is trying to figure something out ... read it further and comes to understand that some kind of one-sided struggle ... strange , articles are being considered where, under one or another sauce, they seek to provide information against Russia ... in fact, journalists perform the role of enemy intelligence, video and photography ... and then comments with black content ... everything is not so ... Russia is deceiving everyone ... she is trying to foil the truth about the occupation, and what to expect from such cleaners if they deliberately engage themselves as anti-Russian ... but under the subtype of "honest and impartial investigation at gunpoint of the enemy ... carry the truth."
    And all this happens in the Russian information space ... and where are our supervisory authorities ???