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To protect the "democratic space"

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The Americans took aim and started shooting already. True, they can't get there yet. The first targets were Russia Today and LifeNews. Both are accused of "propaganda", and therefore the verdict: "Execute, you can not pardon." “Democracy” is designed to stop the information invasion of “authoritarian regimes”. This was announced by Vice President of the Foundation for Democracy Support Christopher Walker.




Christopher Walker, who holds the position of vice president of the National Endowment for Democracy (National Endowment for Democracy, NED), called on the United States and the European Union to modernize media resources and revitalize. Western media should successfully compete with the media in Russia, China and Iran - in short, from “authoritarian states”. About this the other day the newspaper wrote "News"referring to a report in the Journal of Democracy, published by the NED.

In a report entitled “Hijacking“ soft power, ”Mr. Walker shared his own thoughts with the public. According to him, if you do not win the information war against the competitors, then the West is threatened with “a dark prospect of an even greater erosion of the democratic space in the coming years.”

According to Walker, the main threats to US influence in the world are Russia, China and Iran. There is also specifics: the Chinese CCTV channel and the Russian Russia Today and LifeNews were announced as the focus of information evil.

Russian media use a set of tools that mirrors the “soft power” of democracy. Here is a list of these “tools”: “nongovernmental organizations organized by the state, zombie monitoring of the elections, foreign aid and investment, and, of course, traditional and new media”. We are talking about the impact on the global audience. And there is nothing to confuse Chinese state television or the Russian TV channel Russia Today with the British BBC or the German Deutsche Welle: after all, the latter work in accordance with a different value system. Editorials of the media in authoritarian countries are accountable to political leaders. Russia Today, for example, consistently follows the Kremlin line, says Walker.

According to him, for a long time, the West did not worry about international media, but now it became clear that the above-mentioned media can influence the audience.

“Although it is more comfortable to think that people in a democracy have natural resistance to propaganda, this is not the case. One has only to pay attention to how the distorted and false arguments about the Russian invasion of Ukraine have provided heated debates in the United States and Europe. ” The author calls on democracies to “renew and renew loyalty to democratic institutions and take steps to stop authoritarian regimes from influencing important regional and global strategic organizations”.


As Margherita Simonyan, the editor-in-chief of RT said in an interview with Izvestia, the popularity of the TV channel abroad is mainly related to the coverage of events that are not fully disclosed by Western media (protest action in Baltimore or the Occupy Wall Street movement). ).

On the Internet, the answer appeared on the LifeNews TV channel to the Democracy Support Fund. Online "RSN" An interview was taken by Anna Mitnovitskaya, host of the TV show “High Voltage,” from Anatoly Suleimanov, First Deputy Director of LifeNews and NewsMedia.

A. Suleymanov said a few words about the “threat” that allegedly represents “propaganda” for the Western democracies. Quote from the interview:

“Very often colleagues from European TV channels come, American colleagues are also interested, and I always know what the questions will be about, they are the same, and then the flow is essentially the same. They ask: do you consider yourself a propagandist? I say: do you consider yourself propagandists? They answer that they have no propaganda.

You do not have propaganda, this negative word is for you, it's all clear, but do you influence people? Yes, they say. The note or story you release will be as follows: you will say that LifeNews is pro-Kremlin propaganda. I know that you will do so, you will not write that LifeNews is an independent television channel that is trying to defend some point of view, whether you like it or not. But why do you immediately write to the Kremlin propagandists? We have our own point of view, we defend it. It will be so? Let it be so. Well, you are biased. After all, I know that you will submit this interview, a note, a plot in this way. And how are you then different from the good old word of propagandists? ”


Suleimanov said that television broadcasts on the Internet after Russia are popular in Ukraine and in the United States (“in third or fourth place”).

Nevertheless, the site of the channel is Russian-language, and Suleymanov says that “it is the internal audience that is more interesting to us”. “That's why I said,” he noted, “that it was a pleasant surprise, because we never really counted on the US audience, although there are a lot of Russians there, and they are watching us.”

As for the western impact on the audience, he considers his Suleymanov “powerful”.

“... They act on the law of the strong. Powerful enough money, powerful media, powerful influence. And when you have the opportunity to push your point of view all the time, then you stop reckoning with lines, faces, points of view. Maybe you pretend to listen, but you always have an opinion. A man with his own opinion is the most important propagandist in the world; it’s just the USA. ”


The first deputy editor of LifeNews also said that to uphold a point of view, the meaning is “there is always”. “If you do not have a point of view, then the one who has it will come to your place,” he explained.

Do the United States and the West in general have the capacity to resist Russia in the information war, that is, to defend their “point of view”? Some Russian experts believe that yes, there is. And to their opinion should heed.

Political analyst Sergei Markov told the newspaper "News"that the West will be able to increase its presence in the post-Soviet space.

“Western countries are able to increase their presence in the countries of the post-Soviet space. They already possess enormous resources. I believe that Kommersant, Vedomosti, Profil and a number of others are under their influence, the analyst listed. - They have enormous resources. Formally, they belong to other persons, but in fact are under the control of the West. In addition, there are the resources of the Russian Service “BBC”, “Voice of America”, etc., etc. They are most interested in the middle class of millionaire cities and young people, as well as elite groups. In addition, if we take Channel One, Russia and NTV, then these channels have pro-state policy, but there are people in editorial offices who read Vedomosti, Kommersant and Internet-critical Internet resources. basis, and their views are close to the opposition. A vivid example is Vladimir Pozner, a man who says that he does not like Russia, that he only earns money here. He occupies a leading position on the channel. And believe me, there are quite a lot of people on these TV channels ready to support the opposition, and on other channels it is enough. At a critical moment, when the management system of the administration is not so serious, they will go over. Our American colleagues are preparing for this moment. ”

To summarize Christopher Walker exposed the "propaganda" activities of the Russians and the Chinese, which creates "threats" to the US global influence. And once such a thing, Washington, and at the same time Brussels accountable to it, should modernize media resources, defending its point of view and competing with the media from “authoritarian states”.

If the West does not win the informational war, it is threatened by the “gloomy prospect of an even greater erosion of the democratic space”.

We think that the “dark perspective” threatens the Western media because of their own stupidity. Films such as the recent BBC biography about Putin’s “riches” are slapped by such amateurs and contain such “evidence” that you wonder. Truly, the BBC must urgently be "modernized." However, this broadcast company ridiculed even Evelyn Waugh. With the modernization is clearly late ...

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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 4 February 2016 06: 03 New
    +8
    he faces the "grim prospect of even greater erosion of the democratic space."

    We do not mind.
    1. Finches
      Finches 4 February 2016 06: 27 New
      34
      The erosion of democracy stems from its main pillars - freedom of speech! Original! Freedom of speech - destroys democracy! It's a sin not to quote Lavrov: "Morons b ...!" laughing
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 4 February 2016 06: 51 New
        24
        Quote: Finches
        Freedom of speech - destroys democracy!

        Deny CCTV, Russia Today, and LifeNews in the USA! Then comes the FULL victory of freedom of speech and democracy in the USA!

        I would have watched how one of ours would be aired in the USA and that he would say the same thing about America as Michael Bim-Bom or Karasev say about Russia. They will not let me in - freedom of speech will not allow it.

        As America loves objectivity and freedom of speech - we have already seen ...

        1. Barnaul, Altai
          Barnaul, Altai 4 February 2016 08: 44 New
          +6
          I watched the video and was stunned!
          shut up right on the air!

          how stupid they are that they cannot figure out who they invited before the broadcast!
          laughing
        2. iConst
          iConst 4 February 2016 12: 14 New
          +7
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          Deny CCTV, Russia Today, and LifeNews in the USA! Then comes the FULL victory of freedom of speech and democracy in the USA!
          - I do not think that they will decide on this.

          As soon as they flooded (a couple of years ago) to RT, a law on foreign "grant eaters" was passed and several "democratic" foundations and organizations were kicked out of Russia.

          And they quickly learned a lesson - attacks sharply tempered.
          Believe me, they have something to lose.
          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A 4 February 2016 15: 14 New
            +4
            Quote: iConst
            And they quickly learned a lesson - attacks sharply tempered.
            Believe me, they have something to lose.

            More than that. I think that if Suddenly a diplomatic war begins, a complete economic gap and other passions, then I think The USA in Russia can lose much more than Russia in the USA.
      2. Aleksander
        Aleksander 4 February 2016 07: 37 New
        +6
        Quote: Finches
        Free Speech Destroys Democracy


        The TRUTH is a terrible force, that’s the West and it’s wrong ....
        1. tol100v
          tol100v 4 February 2016 14: 45 New
          +1
          Quote: Aleksander
          The TRUTH is a terrible force, that’s the West and it’s wrong ....

          What the hell from incense!
      3. OlegLex
        OlegLex 4 February 2016 15: 14 New
        0
        No, they are not stupid people - they are ENEMIES, that’s how we are enemies for them too, and unlike us, they remembered this all twenty-five years from the moment of the collapse of the USSR. They are at war with us and therefore do not reckon with anything and with anyone to defeat us. Here is their goal, to make obedient slaves. At the same time, I ask you not to confuse it with classical slavery, which until recently was present in the same States, no of us make consumers consumers without the right to choose. In their opinion, we have only three inalienable rights: to eat, to save, and to work, to spit how to work, the main thing is not for the good of our country, but for the sake of getting green papers to buy, to buy and to buy
      4. Samen
        Samen 4 February 2016 15: 34 New
        +1
        the main pillars - freedom of speech! Original! Freedom of speech - destroys democracy!

        And I suddenly realized:
        that the "democracy" ring is closed!
        Shut the throat with my own tail ...
        And rightly so! The snake is not sorry ...
        / translation from the Zulu language /
    2. BilliBoms09
      BilliBoms09 4 February 2016 06: 30 New
      +9
      And there is nothing to confuse Chinese state television or the Russian television channel Russia Today with the British BBC or the German Deutsche Welle: after all, the latter work in accordance with a different value system. The editorial offices of the media in authoritarian countries are accountable to political leaders. Russia Today, for example, invariably follows the Kremlin’s line, Walker said.
      That's all freedom of speech in the West! In the Russian media, even on state TV, all parties are allowed to speak out, even rabid ukrozhurnalists and home-grown liberals. And in the Western media, either the outrageous Polish "journalist" who interrupts the minister of another state or the third-rate artistic film outstanding for documentary investigation, as on TV by Hans and impudent people. This is the freedom of speech, not to mention the MOST, MOST Mordor of the world's media out there.
    3. NIKNN
      NIKNN 4 February 2016 06: 30 New
      33
      American democracy is the medieval inquisition of the 21st century. Judge for yourself: All who lived before its appearance are lost in the gloom of soul doomed to eternal torment, all who do not agree to accept it are heretics, all who oppose its adoption are expected by the Crusades ... request
      1. Vega
        Vega 4 February 2016 07: 54 New
        +3
        Even someone who agrees, but he likes something (territory, wealth, etc.) is still a heretic, so it’s a fire !!!
    4. Blondy
      Blondy 4 February 2016 08: 12 New
      +3
      Suslov, a party fighter with "voices", is probably already turning over in his grave - as they said in their time: "this is such an architectural one from ... b modernity."
    5. 222222
      222222 4 February 2016 11: 41 New
      +3
      Mavrikiy RU Today, 06:03
      he faces a "grim prospect of even greater erosion of the democratic space."
      .. THERE ARE NO BIG personalities ??
      "" "The Crimean (Yalta) conference (February 4-11, 1945) was held with the participation of the heads of government of the three allied powers I. Stalin, F. Roosevelt and W. Churchill in the Livadia Palace - the former summer residence of Emperor Nicholas II. fundamental issues related to the end of World War II, including the terms of Germany's surrender, the zones of its occupation, and reparations.The most violent disputes unfolded around Poland - the composition of its future government and the western borders of the state. security organizations. The participants in the talks agreed to convene a conference in San Francisco on April 25, 1945 for the establishment of the United Nations.
    6. 222222
      222222 4 February 2016 14: 37 New
      +3
      Mavrikiy RU Today, 06:03
      he faces the "grim prospect of even greater erosion of the democratic space."
      .. Creeped up .. ???
      FEBRUARY 4, 2016
      "" "
      Dmitry Peskov: Putin will meet with his longtime friend Kissinger today. Today, a conversation will take place in continuation of the long-standing friendly dialogue between President Putin and Henry Kissinger, who will be in Moscow, ”the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov told reporters. He recalled that “Putin and Kissinger have a long-standing relationship, they constantly communicate, use the opportunity to talk.” By the way, according to the old service habit, Putin spoke in front of two witnesses. So, one of the last attempts to settle the situation without a big batch. I wonder what conditions old man Henry brought for the GDP? Obviously serious. Moreover, the old man belongs to one of the most established parts of the Republican Party, and little things, such as the Nuland grater or Obama's statements, are not at the same level in this case. Here it is more serious. Whether the GDP will agree to the conditions of the state establishment, where and how it will go next, will soon become known. So far, one thing is clear - the Big Game rises to the next, ever higher level. ""
      http://topru.org/33908/drug-kissindzher-priexal-ne-prosto-tak/
      Just do not understand .. looking or friend ???? laughing
  2. izya top
    izya top 4 February 2016 06: 04 New
    +3
    he licks from a sore head to a healthy one. He would advise Westerners not to try so badly, and people would stretch
  3. Mentor
    Mentor 4 February 2016 06: 10 New
    +7
    If the product does not have the stamp "Made in the USA", then, in their opinion, it is undemocratic ...
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 4 February 2016 06: 56 New
      10
      Quote: Mentor
      If the product does not have the stamp "Made in the USA", then, in their opinion, it is undemocratic ...

      And the most important product with the "Made in USA" label is the American evergreen dollar. He who does not want to live on dollars is against democracy, a supporter of totalitarianism and an accomplice of terrorists. Look, Gaddafi knows - his golden dinar came back to him ...
  4. Telemon
    Telemon 4 February 2016 06: 16 New
    +7
    Well, the "fertility" of the Air Force can only be envied; after a film about the main corrupt official of all time, Putin, the British TV channel BBC Two premiered a television project about the "third world war." The scenario is based on "aggression from Russia": the action of the picture begins with the invasion of Russian troops into Latvia. So the heads of gay Europeans and others like them are just starting to fool.
    1. brelok
      brelok 4 February 2016 07: 16 New
      +3
      Quote: Telemont
      Well, the "fertility" of the Air Force can only be envied; after a film about the main corrupt official of all time, Putin, the British TV channel BBC Two premiered a television project about the "third world war." The scenario is based on "aggression from Russia": the action of the picture begins with the invasion of Russian troops into Latvia. So the heads of gay Europeans and others like them are just starting to fool.

      Not to fool, but they are preparing the brains of their citizens for a small victorious massacre. Even not particularly embarrassed.
      1. engineer74
        engineer74 4 February 2016 08: 17 New
        +3
        Quote: brelok

        Not to fool, but they are preparing the brains of their citizens for a small victorious massacre. Even not particularly embarrassed.

        There is a film, the same BBC, about a "small victorious massacre", called "Threads" (1984), I highly recommend watching the British and not only ...
        They once knew how to make normal movies!
      2. beck
        beck 4 February 2016 08: 40 New
        +4
        they only forget to say that there will be no winners in a nuclear war, there will remain groups of survivors doomed to a long painful death. better than the Air Force showed the film (ovsky, 80s) "On the next day", so in my name, it partially shows all the "delights" of nuclear war
        1. engineer74
          engineer74 4 February 2016 08: 49 New
          +1
          I watched both films - "Threads" is more realistic, so to speak, there is no trademark American gloss and happy ending. Highly recommend! (Available in full on YouTube with good translation)
          In general, then almost simultaneously three films "Threads" (England), "Letters of a Dead Man" (USSR) and "The Next Day" (USA) were released, it seems it was not accidental ...
  5. Fat
    Fat 4 February 2016 06: 23 New
    +7
    "Christopher Walker exposed the" propaganda "activities of the Russians and the Chinese, which create" threats "to the global influence of the United States. And since this is the case, Washington, and at the same time Brussels accountable to him, should modernize media resources, defending their point of view and competing with the media from the" authoritarian states ".
    If the West does not win in the information war, it faces a "gloomy prospect of even greater erosion of democratic space."
    To be honest, it is difficult to understand what a "democratic space" is. Probably this is the very space where people unrestrainedly consume what the zombie box shows in advertisements, sometimes interrupted by a plot from a TV series or a fragment of a talk show (it's even difficult to find a Russian equivalent to this action). All this got tired even on federal channels, undoubtedly they also need to be shaken up under "new threats". Otherwise, we will lose mutual understanding with our children and grandchildren, they will safely pro-ut the Fatherland.
    1. ProkletyiPirat
      ProkletyiPirat 4 February 2016 20: 42 New
      0
      instead of demos * put something amer * something,
      "democratic space" => "American space"
      and then everything immediately falls into place ...
  6. Averias
    Averias 4 February 2016 06: 23 New
    15
    The "RTD" channel agrees, they upset the USA with their broadcasts. But what about "LifeNews", it puzzles me. Forgive friends, maybe I'm too prejudiced, maybe it's just my opinion, maybe I'm overly subjective, but about the LifeNews channel I have almost only negative impressions. One example is enough, the recent gas explosion in Volgograd, the negative that was pumped up by the leaders of this channel simply infuriated. The presenters did not care what happened, they were interested in the victims, corpses and savoring the terrible details. The words "corpses" and "the possibility of a terrorist attack" poured in every time they interviewed eyewitnesses. The illiteracy (especially technical) of the leading ones also "kills" very much. All news is presented in the format of hysterical "sensations", even if the news about traffic jams. Again, this is my subjective opinion. And the fact that the United States turned its gaze to him is because he has a name in English.
    1. Alexy
      Alexy 4 February 2016 08: 06 New
      +2
      I understand your indignation. But the article is not a bit about this)))
  7. strelets
    strelets 4 February 2016 06: 31 New
    +7
    No one likes getting change. Even democratic values ​​do not save.
  8. meriem1
    meriem1 4 February 2016 06: 37 New
    +4
    What is democracy in the USA ???
    "The grim prospect of even greater erosion of the democratic space in the coming years."

    This has already happened and it is so obvious that it is an axiom. And given the unproven nonsense that the Western media bear .... Does not need proof. Only the limited in mental development does not understand.
  9. Bayonet
    Bayonet 4 February 2016 06: 45 New
    +2
    Frankly speaking, the Gabrelyan channel is a rare dirty trick. The way they delve into the personal lives of people, how they suck up dirt and pain from hospital wards is terrible dirt.
    But for their position, I am ready to forgive them a lot. And for the dislike of our enemies - almost everything laughing
  10. Yak28
    Yak28 4 February 2016 06: 58 New
    10
    There has always been censorship in the media in the USA, and that’s normal, it’s our business, for some reason they’re calling for broadcasts, radio characters from Ukraine, Poland, the USA and so on who pour water on Russia with slander and slander. You can imagine that in the USA or Ukraine, did a Russian journalist speaking on TV condemn the country's president and his policies?
    Remember the 90s, then only the lazy on TV did not spit on the history of the USSR and did not praise capitalism. In any country, the people are hammered into the Bosko information that is beneficial to the government of the country. And they protect from information that can make a person doubt the correctness of their country's policies and the president. It turns out that when in the United States for their own purposes, it is bad to protect citizens from unnecessary information, and when Russophobes like Pozner, Svanidze, Venediktov and so on are broadcast and broadcast on TV and radio in Russia, this is freedom of speech.
    1. Cap.Morgan
      Cap.Morgan 4 February 2016 08: 25 New
      +1
      For example, I am interested in watching Ukrainian clowns on TV. You look at them and are surprised, much becomes clear.
      Our people are developed enough to understand hu from hu.
  11. parusnik
    parusnik 4 February 2016 07: 16 New
    +4
    "Democracy" is designed to stop the information invasion of "authoritarian regimes." This was announced by Christopher Walker, vice president of the Democracy Support Fund.... Already in this message of the indicated gentleman there are a lot of contradictions ... Do they even think sometimes with their heads?
  12. 1536
    1536 4 February 2016 07: 28 New
    +6
    It is high time to approve the concept of "totalitarian democratic regime", which is essentially established in the US and EU countries. Such a regime suppresses everything human, akin to a totalitarian sect and has no right to exist.
  13. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 4 February 2016 07: 41 New
    +1
    "The grim prospect of even greater erosion of the democratic space in the coming years."

    Since this democratic space has become rusty in America itself, only American politicians and officials from this policy do not see it. It's time to look in the mirror.
  14. Gurtanchik
    Gurtanchik 4 February 2016 07: 51 New
    +2
    The most important thing is that this magazine has a huge audience, to attract this audience and clean their brains you need to spend a lot of time and money. The total mass is inert and basically does not want to hear something serious and beyond the scope of everyday life.
  15. Red_Hamer
    Red_Hamer 4 February 2016 07: 52 New
    +2
    Oh, their defense of the "democratic" media space reminds the USSR of the 50s! No, I was wrong)) North Korea! By the way, I remember someone posted a cool banter, from RT on the topic of the day! It is called - How does "Kremlin propaganda" work
  16. Alexy
    Alexy 4 February 2016 08: 09 New
    +1
    And what is democracy in general? I'm tired of this word.
    1. Cap.Morgan
      Cap.Morgan 4 February 2016 08: 22 New
      -2
      This is the antonym of the words fascism, dictatorship, totalitarianism ...
      Are you a fan of these structures?
  17. Cap.Morgan
    Cap.Morgan 4 February 2016 08: 34 New
    -1
    Are you colleagues?
    As you read, well, everything is against democracy.
    Freedom is bad in that everyone is responsible for himself. This is so convenient when others decide for you. And you're just a screw in the slender marching ranks. No need to think and decide. It is only necessary to express enthusiasm for the existing situation.
    Even our leadership does not introduce censorship. What for. At least they do not lose an ideological war.
    On the contrary. A fairly high level of public support.
    So is it worth it to demand a yoke for yourself?
  18. gla172
    gla172 4 February 2016 08: 46 New
    +4
    "" "" A striking example is Vladimir Pozner, a man who says that he does not like Russia, that he only makes money here.

    And who would doubt it. It was necessary to put this reptile back to the wall in the 90s!
  19. 31rus
    31rus 4 February 2016 08: 47 New
    +2
    Dear, and this is really a contempt for "merit", before America had the only monopoly on the media, but times are changing, it turns out there are other worlds, different opinions, contrary to American society, so they howled, we must go further, the media, the Internet, all this today a battlefield as important as actual combat
  20. Villon
    Villon 4 February 2016 08: 47 New
    +2
    They say that "democracies" need to defend themselves against the information invasion of "authoritarian regimes." And how is "democracy" different from "authoritarian regime"? For some reason, I remember the game find 10 differences.
  21. aszzz888
    aszzz888 4 February 2016 08: 59 New
    +1
    The West faces "the grim prospect of even greater erosion of the democratic space in the coming years."


    Long ago, rust has eaten up the "democratic space". Only the wind drives the remnants of Gayrope's ideas.
  22. serkhan
    serkhan 4 February 2016 09: 12 New
    +2
    if you take the “First Channel”, “Russia” and “NTV”, then these channels have a pro-government policy, but there are people in the editorial offices ... ... and their views are close to the opposition
    to put it mildly! There is or was such a "storyteller" Vadim Fefilov from NTV, take a look at his opuses ..
  23. dmitrymb
    dmitrymb 4 February 2016 10: 00 New
    +1
    "RATS" ARE AFRAID OF THE LIGHT !!!
  24. Weaving
    Weaving 4 February 2016 10: 08 New
    +3
    It has long been clear that this is a WAR, an information war, the war in which Russia very often lost before. But now we have a "weapon" and it works!
  25. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 4 February 2016 10: 08 New
    0
    The struggle between Russia and the West in the information field is taking place for the souls of people. Its essence lies in the divergence of views on good and evil. It all started from the time when people decided that they themselves can separate one from the other, having tasted the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, which grew in Paradise. This struggle takes place not only between states, but also between individuals in the family, at work, between political parties, etc. Quarrels occur between people on this basis, sometimes reaching the point of murder. And between states - wars. Supporters of each point of view are confident that they are right. The situation is hopeless, if you look for the truth - everyone has their own. Therefore, one must embark on the righteous path of seeking Truth. "I am the way, the truth and the life" - says I. Khristos incessantly.
  26. the47th
    the47th 4 February 2016 10: 09 New
    +2
    If everything is so wonderful in the Free Democratic West, then what is the point of banning totalitarian Russian TV channels? After all, everything is bad in Russia, the economy is destroyed, people are starving ... Let the well-fed and satisfied westerners see how bad everything is with us.
  27. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 4 February 2016 10: 13 New
    +1
    "A striking example is Vladimir Pozner, a man who says that he does not like Russia, that he only makes money here. He occupies one of the leading positions on the channel."

    In what other country a person who hates this country will be allowed on television, and even allowed to take "one of the leading positions on the channel." From the United States, with such a position in life, he would have taken off at a jet speed, without the right to return in the foreseeable future. And who has freedom of speech and democracy?
  28. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 4 February 2016 10: 37 New
    +1
    The practice of the behavior of Western reptilians leads to the fact that I personally have a word "democracy"begins to evoke bad associations. In any case, that democracy, about which cacyanoids, Soros and the western pederast community shout, I definitely do not want.
  29. misterwulf
    misterwulf 4 February 2016 10: 48 New
    +1
    The first deputy editor of LifeNews also said that to uphold a point of view, the meaning is “there is always”. “If you do not have a point of view, then the one who has it will come to your place,” he explained.

    Such garbage! This is exactly MY point of view! am Have survived! But, we think in ONE categories. Therefore, we are not in "passive".
    This scum will never surrender voluntarily. And it’s very unpleasant for them NOW that they began to speak THEIR language (not linguistically, but by concepts)
  30. Platonich
    Platonich 4 February 2016 11: 31 New
    +4
    Pozner, like Chubais, are two unsinkable shippers! One of them snatches Russia, and the other steals under the patronage of our pa "g" tne "g" s from the USA!
  31. mikh-korsakov
    mikh-korsakov 4 February 2016 12: 21 New
    +2
    I quote: And there is nothing to confuse Chinese state television or the Russian television channel Russia Today with the British BBC or the German Deutsche Welle: after all, the latter work in accordance with a different system of values. The editorial offices of the media in authoritarian countries are accountable to political leaders.. Russia Today, for example, invariably follows the Kremlin’s line, Walker said.. Everyone understands that the work of BBC and Deutsche Welle employees is valued in pounds and in euros. The work of Russian journalists is estimated in rubles. The ruble has fallen, respectively, the quality of our television shows has fallen. Much attention is paid to the adventures of the goat of Timur, or for example, today, the replacement of a rapper’s poem by a mandelstam poem turned out to be a student of the Khabarovsk gymnasium worthy of discussion on TV. What an amazing news! And if a fire or a collision of cars happens somewhere, then they will talk about this all day. As for the rest, we are mainly told the contents of the series that the enemy created to defame Russia. Who do you work gentlemen for?
  32. Belousov
    Belousov 4 February 2016 12: 47 New
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    Well, just the real democracy and "freedom of speech". It reminds me of something ... Oh, yes, the USSR since the 70s. And if they also introduce executions for listening to alien programs, then spilled North Korea. Here it is necessary to remind the staff of this more often by regularly dipping them in a brown substance.
  33. Yuri Y.
    Yuri Y. 4 February 2016 13: 13 New
    +1
    And believe me, there are quite a lot of people who are ready to support the opposition on these TV channels, and enough on other channels. At a critical moment, when the management system on the part of the administration is not so serious, they will roll over. And this is where our American colleagues are getting ready. ”

    It personally became clear to me after the murder of Nemtsov. I don’t know if anything has changed from that moment now, but at that moment many central mass media immediately became liberal.
  34. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 4 February 2016 13: 45 New
    +3
    Two channels, TWO! And they cause the "erosion of the democratic space" on which thousands of completely democratic channels broadcast! Tens of thousands in general. It is natural to ask ourselves the question - where does the effect come from that two channels have a numerical superiority over tens of thousands? As if their voices are drowned out by a monstrous roar rushing from each toaster.
    This happens. This happened with Soviet propaganda. This is when you start deciding what people need to know and what not. Then you start to steer information flows, increasingly replacing them with vile nonsense, because you decided that only you have the right idea about how people should think. And it all ends with the fact that your gigantic information machine threshes completely idle, because nobody, absolutely no one believes you.
    The West purposefully lowered the intellect of its subjects to the lowest possible level, and in some places brought them to complete oligophrenia. But still, it seems that even these poor people who can barely cope with reading signs, even they begin to raise their heads, freeing themselves from the democratic dope.
    All right.
  35. yuriy55
    yuriy55 4 February 2016 14: 44 New
    +1
    Where is the propaganda, and where is the truth? How to determine? And they all ran together to John Kerry ... or to John McCain ... They will then tell us the truth laughing
    It's a pity Psaki went on maternity leave, she would definitely cut the "truth-womb" ...

    If you drink with thieves, beware of your wallet.
    If you drink with thieves, beware of your wallet.
    If you walk on a dirty road, you cannot help butting your feet.
    If you pull your hair out, you won’t put it back.
    If you pull your hair out, you won’t put it back.
    And your head is always responsible for where your butt sits.
    "The truth is always the same" -
    This is Pharaoh said.
    He was very smart
    And for this he was called -
    Tutankhamun. (from)

    What is there to add? request
  36. Yak28
    Yak28 4 February 2016 17: 27 New
    +1
    Quote: Cap.Morgan
    Our people are developed enough to understand hu from hu.

    Our people supported the collapse of the Russian Empire, the army consisting of the people betrayed the king, changed the oath and went over to the side of the revolutionaries. Our people supported the collapse of the USSR, the army consisting of the people again betrayed the country, changed the oath and went over to the side of the traitors of the motherland, led by Yeltsin. Our people were used and fooled in the 90s-2000s, and how after this it can be said that most people understand something or understand something wink
  37. Hell's Angel
    Hell's Angel 4 February 2016 18: 23 New
    0
    Yes, their propaganda works fine! I've never gone to the polls! (from a word in general) But when I heard (read) about what kind of corrupt Putin we have ... For the first time I will go and vote. FOR PUTIN. Though I hate him with all the fibers of my soul. No, I understand that there is no smoke without fire! But we will figure it out ourselves. Okay?!
  38. Roll
    Roll 4 February 2016 18: 23 New
    0
    Freedom of speech does not exist and it does not exist! If this word is not American. Only the American word has freedom! It must be freedom all over the world!
  39. Calter
    Calter 4 February 2016 19: 13 New
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    In short: "Just let someone try to speak out against freedom of speech."
  40. uskrabut
    uskrabut 5 February 2016 11: 35 New
    0
    Truly Lavrov is the author of a universal term for shit
  41. Denis Skiff
    Denis Skiff 5 February 2016 20: 12 New
    0
    in how. but sometimes horror, how lazy to prove something)) yes?))