Friday, 5 February 2010
From a 'Dictatorship'
After searching for acclaimed academic and wonderful speaker Anatole Lieven. The first results were from Russia Today. Unsurprisingly, plagiarist Luke Harding has a somewhat negative view of this channel:
'unrepentant about RT's relentlessly pro-Russian coverage of last year's Georgian war – focusing on the suffering of the South Ossetians but completely ignoring the Russian bombing of Georgian civilians.'
Perish the thought of such bias, which can't happen in the West. Furthermore RT:
'gives an unashamedly pro-Vladimir Putin view of the world, and says it seeks to correct the "biased" western view offered by the BBC and CNN.'
Yes, you put 'Biased' in double quotes, in the same sentence as you refer to 'pro-Vladimir Putin' when Putin isn't even running the country.
Compare Luke Harding's hysterical Graun article from the British 'left' to Anatole Lieven's supposedly fanatically pro-Putinist view (yes, I know that Putin wasn't in charge at this time, but they don't). If Harding plagiarised this one, he chose a very bad model. But it seems to me that in terms of intelligence and educatin, Russia Today's boy is way ahead of Te Graun. Still, RT are foreign so full of mindless propaganda like we don't get here.
A beauty of an interview here.