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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    Another likely indicator is disproportionate focus on Tulsi Gabbard. (This focus has been used against her by other Democrats, but it's hardly to her detriment that another country happens to like her dovishness.)
    I hadn't noticed any focus on Gabbard at all. It was noticeably anti Hillary while she was relevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronson View Post
    Progressive politics? Not RT. Maybe Sputnik.
    RTAmerica for sure, not their main channel. It was all pro-BLM, pro-climate change alarmism, pro-gun control. I couldn't stomach it. I haven't been subbed to that part of their channel in awhile so maybe they've changed. They were definitely getting a ton negative feedback for it, so maybe they toned it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanD View Post
    RTAmerica for sure, not their main channel. It was all pro-BLM, pro-climate change alarmism, pro-gun control. I couldn't stomach it. I haven't been subbed to that part of their channel in awhile so maybe they've changed. They were definitely getting a ton negative feedback for it, so maybe they toned it down.
    Weird. Their main channel mostly covers news that's important to Russia, makes Russia look good, or makes the US look poorly. But as far as domestic American politics, it leans to the right a bit - but not insanely so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronson View Post
    Weird. Their main channel mostly covers news that's important to Russia, makes Russia look good, or makes the US look poorly. But as far as domestic American politics, it leans to the right a bit - but not insanely so.
    Are you talking about their main channel or their sub channel? They have quite a few sub channels. Main channel definitely caters to the alt-conservative base (the Ron/Rand Paul types) who are against military and police state type issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanD View Post
    Are you talking about their main channel or their sub channel? They have quite a few sub channels. Main channel definitely caters to the alt-conservative base (the Ron/Rand Paul types) who are against military and police state type issues.
    RT.com

    They do give an unusual amount of space to Ron Paul, for whatever reason. Not so much Rand (that I could see).

    But it is odd that the same government is controlling the agency and it has conflicting viewpoints, depending on the specific outlet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineOb View Post
    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nat...239359868.html


    A Kansas City area radio station can broadcast Russian state-owned media programming, the type that U.S. intelligence called a “propaganda machine,” for six hours a day through a lease agreement struck by a local radio operator.

    The lease agreement lets RM Broadcasting air its programming from 6 to 9 a.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. seven days a week. KCXL’s website, which says that it’s the radio station that will “tell you the things that the liberal media wont (sic) tell you,” lists Radio Sputnik in its morning programming.

    A 2017 report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that evaluated Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election described Sputnik as “another government-funded outlet producing pro-Kremlin radio and online content in a variety of languages for international audiences.”


    Everyone cool with this? Do you think they're going to be pro-Trump or pro-[eventual nominee]?
    I can't help but perversely root for Bloomberg simply because he doesn't even try to pretend we live in a serious country or a serious democracy and treats it and the process with the cynical contempt it deserves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivineOb View Post
    I'm asking if you're ok with Russian propaganda being broadcast on American airwaves. It sounds like you are? Holy hell.
    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    If everyone knows what it is then I don't see it having any effect one way or another.

    It's kinda like my cable provider. There is a Chinese news station done in English way up "the dial" that is pretty obviously getting their instructions from Beijing.
    By your lack of comment about the Chinese government having a news channel (which is on 24/7 not just 6 hours) and being carried by AT&T meaning it has a far larger potential audience, can I assume this does not bother you?

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    It's the standard attack now.

    'This is big deal!!!!! You don't agree? Then you are Russophile/traitor/unChristian/bigoted etc.'

    Slime.
    I can't help but perversely root for Bloomberg simply because he doesn't even try to pretend we live in a serious country or a serious democracy and treats it and the process with the cynical contempt it deserves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    By your lack of comment about the Chinese government having a news channel (which is on 24/7 not just 6 hours) and being carried by AT&T meaning it has a far larger potential audience, can I assume this does not bother you?
    Put on your thinking cap and ponder whether I would be ok with Chinese propaganda on American cablewaves.

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