Join 3,512 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

Tags:

Cold War vs. Modern Day U.S. Propaganda
December 11, 2010 9:09 AM   Subscribe

Cold War vs. Modern Day U.S. Propaganda - from Russian Times
posted by eviemath (21 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
A lot of quotes does not an article make.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 9:25 AM on December 11, 2010 [4 favorites]


This is actually from RT, formerly Russia Today.
posted by topynate at 9:51 AM on December 11, 2010


I don't disagree with (nearly) anything that was said, but the linked video was almost entirely opinions unsupported by facts. Ironically, it felt a lot like propaganda...

Also, apart from one screenshot of the New York Times and a tiny bit of CNN, the report almost entirely utilized Fox News as a substitute for "the US media."
posted by gern at 9:53 AM on December 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


If I remember correctly, RT is the spiritual successor to Russian state media, which makes the article itself propaganda -- very meta.
posted by StrikeTheViol at 9:53 AM on December 11, 2010


It's true; quotes are filled with terrifying information, like opinions of experts, dissidents, or even people who aren't rich. Better to have your media exist entirely on inane questions that generate fear.
posted by notion at 9:55 AM on December 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


They are ones to talk.
posted by knoyers at 10:22 AM on December 11, 2010


So are we.
posted by klue at 10:32 AM on December 11, 2010


illuminating
posted by philip-random at 11:02 AM on December 11, 2010


They're just bitter because all their best techniques have gone off patent.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 11:27 AM on December 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


So they show clips from MSNBC/CNBC and Fox news.... a roundup of American Media this does not make.
posted by msbutah at 11:55 AM on December 11, 2010


More of the same.
posted by Miko at 11:56 AM on December 11, 2010


... a roundup of American Media this does not make.

I found it about as fair and balanced as most American Media I'm unfortunate enough to come in contact with.
posted by philip-random at 12:08 PM on December 11, 2010


Non-US journalism just as shitty as US journalism: Film at 11.
posted by odinsdream at 12:12 PM on December 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


Yeah, I'm sorry but I found this underwhelming.
posted by Defenestrator at 12:57 PM on December 11, 2010


What?
posted by The Lady is a designer at 2:39 PM on December 11, 2010


So they show clips from MSNBC/CNBC and Fox news.... a roundup of American Media this does not make.

I came across a pie chart of US Media market share from 2009 that put FOX at 44%, CNN at 22%,MSNBC at 15% and CNBC at 8%. Which admittedly is focusing on cable and internet news as media but I thought paper media was pretty small in the US now. (Am I right in calling it cable news? That seems like an old-fashioned name but I am not sure of a better one...)

Serious question, what IS American media to the majority of people living in the United States of America? There seems to be major conglomerates and then a bunch of smaller media sources on the fringes.
posted by saucysault at 4:13 PM on December 11, 2010


An English Russia post on this would be so very much more interesting.
posted by KokuRyu at 8:57 PM on December 11, 2010


This is from "Russia Today", the Russian government's English language news service, not "Russian Times". The post should be changed to reflect this or deleted.
posted by volt4ire at 3:25 PM on December 12, 2010


So are we.
posted by klue at 10:32 AM on December 11


Russian press freedom:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_journalists_killed_in_Russia
posted by knoyers at 7:23 PM on December 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


Sorry for the mislabeled source. I wasn't sure if "from folks who would know from propaganda" would be too snarky for a post (rather than a comment). Good to know I'm not too off base:)
posted by eviemath at 8:01 AM on December 13, 2010


Source aside however, what do folks think about Cold War influence on the framing of the U.S. War on Terror? Or is this not exactly news- or comment-worthy?
posted by eviemath at 9:19 AM on December 13, 2010


« Older "Do I wear a toupee?" One blog takes up William...  |  Vladimir Putin sings "Blueberr... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments