RT jubilant after US Intel report gives it tons of free publicity

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 Russia Insider reports:

So who is really working for the Kremlin here?
Last Friday the US Intel Community published a report on Russia’s alleged (and unsubstantiated) interference in US elections and gave RT more free advertising than it could ever buy itself.
Almost one third of the 25-page report talks about RT. Its TV hosts feature as prominently as alleged Russian hackers and spooks.
And RT could not be happier about it, in fact they’re running victory laps.
Its report on the CIA hatchet job proudly highlighted RT was a prime target with the headline “RT stars in ODNI report on ‘Russian activities and intentions’ in U.S. presidential election”.

Its follow up rebuttal of the report took things to its logical conclusions and openly thanked the US Intel Community ending with the words:
“Oh, and thanks for the free advertising, ODNI! Be sure to check out more of our coverage on the RT America YouTube page.”

With RT popping champagne bottles over the report maybe we ought to ask who is really in the pocket of Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump or the US Intel Community?


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michaelk
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michaelk

One could see the Triumph of Trump as something that resembles Game of Thrones. What we’ve witnessed is the defeat of two great political dynasties who’ve basically run the United States for the last forty years or more. Trump beat both the Bushes and the Clintons last year and boy, are they both pissed! Fuck! It was Hilary’s turn in the White House and then Chelsea could have had her shot after eight years, or one of the young Bushes. What the hell does Trump think he’s doing butting into their game like that!? Now, a new family is now… Read more »

StAug
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“I can imagine if a black, transgender, disabled, person assassinated him, one conveniently steered by the CIA, Trump’s enemies wouldn’t be all that sad, and think he had it coming.”
I had to laugh at that. But shouldn’t it also be someone who Trump supposedly abused as a kid….?

Alan
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Alan

Those that prepared and released these reports have a dreadful history, that we are aware of. Whatever the reason we can be assured such publicity has been carefully constructed and not for the benefit of RT.

michaelk
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michaelk

That the Guardian and Julian Borger should choose to publish the latest monumental smear aimed at undermining Trump and turning him into a ‘lame duck’ president, before he evern takes office, is another extraordinary low for the Guardian. That the Guardian’s source the Buzzfeed thingy, even distances itself from the report, should have, at the very least have allerted the Guardian that this thing was a hoax. Christ, if John MCcain was involved in it how could anyone take it seriously? The Guardian seems to have totally abandoned editorial quality control under the new editor, Viner, to an extraordinary degree.… Read more »

StAug
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A Moynihan
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A Moynihan

I agree with you on Chomsky, Michael. I am also disappointed that Chomsky has yet to come to the support of Wikileaks lately. All the ‘left’ have really turned on Wikileaks/Assange the last two months – some even having the downright cheek to call it a right-wing website. So Wikileaks needs Chomsky’s kind words of support now more than ever. I don’t expect those like Bill Maher, Amy Goodman, or Michael Moore to offer any words of support because of their democrat bias but I’m sad a high profile leftie like Chomsky hasn’t. Chomsky is basically revered as a left… Read more »

BigB
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BigB

Treasonous traitor; phoney war hero and FSA/ al Qaeda loving ‘Hanoi’ John McCain has dropped a ‘bombshell’ dossier (sarc) – documenting Trumps ties to the ‘enemy’ Putin. The sources are “unverified and unverifiable” (which is now good enough for the M$M) and include ‘sweetener real estate deals’ that Trump didn’t partake in. I couldn’t be bothered to read the rest of the BS (I think it was favourably fact-checked by Snopes though!) So it is not just RT that benefits from the blatant lies – Trump has been made to look vaguely credible (until he takes office at least.) The… Read more »

tutisicecream
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Amongst a background of tweets and leaks the US Intel Community produces a Hacked Off report and are surprised no one believes them…

captain Swing
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captain Swing

Anything that chips away at BBC News has got to be a good thing: it’s unwatchable pap.

Greg Bacon
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“Do you now or have you ever used your mind to think?”
Why bother, when here in the States, we have sports, drugs, rampant nudity, more sports, alcohol, teens that dress like hookers and Hollywood injecting poison into our minds constantly? Add in the WH and MSM lies and we’re in SOMA heaven!

Joy
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Joy

I watch RT because a typical BBC, ITN and Sky news bulletin will be heavy on Royal non-news, celebrity chit chat, adverts for forthcoming programmes, football scores and inaccurate weather forecasts, but very little news.

Chris
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Chris

…and ‘information’ sourced from the Syrian Human Rights Observatory.

Brian Harry, Australia
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Brian Harry, Australia

“…and ‘information’ sourced from the Syrian Human Rights Observatory”
I’m not sure what you mean by that………..but, if your country was being attacked, information coming from the “Syrian Human Rights Observatory” is probably as reliable(or as unreliable) as any other source.
“The first victim of War is the Truth”………………………..

Chris
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Chris

Human Rights Observatory for Syria run from a clothes shop in Coventry by an individual opposed to the current Syrian government who hasn’t been to Syria for over 10 years and yet is miraculously heavily quoted by all the English speaking mainstream media.

Brian Harry, Australia
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Brian Harry, Australia

….”and yet is miraculously heavily quoted by the English speaking mainstream media”
Being “miraculously heavily quoted by all the English speaking mainstream media”, is like the “Kiss of death” these days. “Mainstream Media” is the Problem….not the Solution……..

Joy
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Joy

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is an Al Qaeda affiliated fake news outlet, run by one man in Coventry UK, who hasn’t been to Syria for 17 years, and gets his information from Facebook and bizarre ‘remote viewing’ techniques.

Brian Harry, Australia
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Brian Harry, Australia

Ok, therefore ignore? Thanks for that.

Chris
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Chris

Why ignore, maybe question?

Brian Harry, Australia
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Brian Harry, Australia

“Bread and Circuses”……Keeps the ‘Plebs’ distracted from reality.

labrebisgalloise
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The report claims that RT is now the most widely watched foreign news channel in the UK although, like most other claims in the document, no source is quoted to back this assertion. When you have to watch RT to find out what is really happening in your country because the leader of the opposition is either being boycotted or undermined by the BBC, is this so surprising? My favourite bit of the report is Annex B on page 13. It was clearly written by none other than Donald Rumsfeld. Here’s a sample: “Estimative language consists of two elements: judgments… Read more »

rtj1211
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rtj1211

How many 36 year old women run TV networks in the west? Priceless how backward, sexist racist Russia could allow such a thing to happen. Must be all the blokes going to seed on two bottles of vodka a day, eh? All the anchor blokes on RT UK version are Brits and Yankees…is it only the girls who studied English at school so they got their own shows?!
I hope Russians understand U.K. Humour or they might take this the wrong way…..

Manda
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Manda

Russia Insider.
“An Open Letter to the CIA from the Head of RT, Margarita Simonyan”
http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/open-letter-cia-head-rt-margarita-simonyan/ri18406
Abby Martin and Anya Parmanpil response on RT America.
https://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica/videos/10154089666121366/

Brian Harry, Australia
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Brian Harry, Australia

I’ve made the comparison between America’s “Intelligence” Agencies, and Maxwell Smart in the past, but who knew that these agencies were actually full of ‘Dummy spitting cry babies’…..Aren’t the American people highly embarrassed by their petulant display?