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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The so-called "Liberal Press"

The USA is governed as a dictatorship with two "official" factions, each accompanied by monopolist media which acts as the official mouthpiece of the dictatorship, but with differing values reflecting the sections of the voting citizenry self-identified as either "conservative" and "liberal". The joke about the monopolised "liberal media" is that it is in the employment of the monopolists.
This archive is to show supposed "liberal media" biases for monopolist propaganda.
* "CIA Press Handlers" act as official censors and propaganda agents [link]

Chicago Tribune daily newspaper:
* Chicago Tribune reporter Ken Dilanian is a CIA asset [link]

National Public Radio (NPR):
* "NPR Presents CIA-Backed Group as Independent Expert on Snowden's 'Harm'" [link]

The Economist monthly newsmagazine:
* Is it "Liberal"? Many consider it to be so [link]
* Pro-pollution partisanship shown by the Economist magazine [link]

The New York Times daily newspaper:
* New York Times publishes false information about "net neutrality" [link]

"Liberals" are for peace. The following example shows the bias already promoted by the supposedly "liberal" newspaper, the "San Francisco Chronicle", which published propaganda advocating for a war with Russia, utilizing outright fabrications. In response, Russia's consulate in San Francisco sent a reply to the newspaper, which was published, addressing the fabrications. This example shows that the newspaper was actually part of the media campaign for a war against Russia, which is not a "liberal" value.
"Another View: Russian Consulate in S.F. on Crimea", from Evgeny Avdoshin, press-attache of the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco [http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/letterstoeditor/article/Letters-to-the-editor-April-7-5380783.php]:
We here at the Russian Consulate in San Francisco believe that passing by the recent opinion piece "Crisis spills beyond Russian, Ukraine borders" (Insight, March 23) by Elizabeth Barrett would be a disservice to other Chronicle readers, who deserve a much more informed analysis.
The main concern is not the author's opinions or conclusions but the alarming distortion of well-known facts. Apart from obvious and shocking mistakes from an expert of that level, like calling Vladimir Putin the "prime minister" of Russia, there are other unfortunate misrepresentations, especially when the author opens her article with words such as "Ukrainians are dying" in Crimea. With no real facts to support this statement, Professor Barrett nonetheless tries to create an impression of some sort of violent chaos happening on the peninsula when any minimally non-biased observer would be able to note that Crimean authorities have made everything humanly possible to ensure the safety of all its citizens, independently of national or ethnic background.
As a result, Crimea today is a much safer place than most Ukrainian provinces, where you can still see aggressive armed mobs on the streets, intimidating those expressing dissent, harassing businesses and government officials (you don't have to take my word for it, just listen to the statements of the Ukrainian interim minister of the interior).
Another discomforting distortion in the piece is the idea that "countries across the West imposed economic sanctions" on Russia. I know that for an American it is easy to confuse U.S. foreign policy with that of the rest of the Western countries, but the truth is that the European Union - which consists of 28 countries - hasn't implemented any economic sanctions against Russia (even U.S. measures against a list of officials and businessmen and one private Russian bank can hardly be framed as such). Again, a clear attempt to dramatize the situation in order to make a point, facts notwithstanding.
It is possible to go on analyzing all the different strange and occasionally misleading portions of the text, but the general point is that the situation around Ukraine is indeed a complex and challenging one for the international community, and precisely for this reason experts and mass media have a responsibility toward the readers to inform them accurately at least on basic aspects and important developments.

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