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helloworld 9 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite

Better coverage of the kidnapping case mentioned at the beginning from Die Spiegel: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/putin-wages-hybri...

The genius of the creation of FUD in this particular case is that cases of cover up for PC purposes did happen in some other European countries, e.g. in England (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rochdale_child_sex_abuse_ring, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotherham_child_sexual_exploit...).

How the NYTimes showed it is "one of the most powerful information weapons" by convincing some large percentage of people that the propaganda power that began with media and the public relations industry (in the US) has somehow just been created and only exists in Putin's Russia[1].

Crime scares? Oh no, American media certainly doesn't thrive on getting it's message across through that. And it doesn't thrive on the way the average reader can forget everything they read even a day beforehand. At least I don't recall it ever exploiting that...

I'm far past the liberal end of the spectrum and I'd put it this way - if the NYTimes is worried about Russia so easily discrediting American democracy, they could perhaps work on making it more credible rather than painting RT as the sinister manipulators effortlessly destroying everything - not that Putin is anything but a murderous dictator but I'd read the article as "Damn it, Vladamir, those minds were ours to manipulate"

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_relations

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