The Western legacy media is experiencing a severe bout of cognitive dissonance as it confronts the unpalatable truth that it can’t “fool all the people all the time”.
You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
When it comes to state broadcasters the western legacy BBC News is failing miserably because it forgot the first rule of news propaganda.
The first rule of news propaganda states that a news organisation must establish its credibility by consistently telling the truth so that it can [very occasionally] slip in the Big Lie for propaganda purposes.
The second rule of news propaganda states that a news organisation should not resort to simply repeating blatant falsehoods [like Global Warming scaremongering] because it destroys credibility before the Big Lie can even be delivered.
Furthermore, when the news content of a news organisation degenerates to the point were bread and circus content dominates [e.g. cricket, crochet, cockroaches, climate, cooking, cellulite and celebrities] then even the embedded cut and paste [state sponsored] scare stories ring hollow.
However, there is one state broadcaster that is flourishing because it generally respects the first rule of news propaganda.
To the chagrin of the Western Establishment [and their legacy lapdogs] the RT news organisation is successfully projecting the Russian Renaissance around the world.
Ten years of confidence building is reaping rewards.
Consumer confidence in the RT news organisation is growing significantly.
The confidence, skill and good humour of the RT personnel was clearly evident when they irreverently celebrated their 10th anniversary.
RT has embraced irreverent commentators that the Western legacy media prefer to ignore.
Timothy Maxwell “Max” Keiser (born January 23, 1960) is an American broadcaster and film maker.
He hosts Keiser Report, a financial program broadcast on Russian state media channel RT that features fringe economic theories.
Stacy Herbert (born 12 March 1968) is an American-born television presenter and producer.
Born in Huntington, New York, she was an associate producer of Popetown, a satirical cartoon series set in a fictitious Vatican commissioned by the BBC who, on its completion decided not to broadcast it out of fear of offending Catholics.
RT also challenges conventional commentators and their Western News Spin.
Peter J. Lavelle (born September 1, 1961) is an American journalist and host of CrossTalk, on the English-language TV channel of RT, a global multilingual television news network.
If you are tired of soaps, selebrities, scaremongering and spin [that pretends to be impartial and balanced] then you might find RT refreshingly upfront, open and challenging.
But always remember the first rule of news propaganda.
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