Monday, February 1, 2016
A History Lesson for Russia Today
Russia Today, or RT, is a site I visit nearly every day for the very simple reason that they are not part of the establishment media and are unafraid to point to stories that our media/government complex don't want you to know. Of course, they are going to do everything they can to give the world Russia's side of the story when it comes to world events. Since no other "respectable" news agency will give Russia the courtesy of fair reporting these days RT really cannot be faulted for that.
Having said that it is also true that RT occasionally adopts some of the more questionable aspects of Western Big Media which has the effect of lowering one's respect for it. When we see "celeb news" rearing its ugly and juvenile head into what was once a straightforward news site we begin to worry a bit. This is a questionable route to take even if clueless readers demand to know what Tinsel Town dullards think about the world scene. Still, on many issues they do present facts that the world's media blissfully ignores.
But it must be said that there is one issue of which they are completely clueless, and, worse, refuse to try to understand. That issue is the state of racial tension in America. Perhaps understandably given the USA's despicable treatment of Russia, RT enjoys showing the worst side of America. That's fair game in my opinion so long as they adhere strictly to the truth. When it comes to racial problems in America however, RT does not stick to the truth, and is every bit as dishonest and mendacious as The New York Times.
For the benefit of the editors of RT then I present this history lesson from Mr Walter Williams.
Read the whole article here.