Russia Today, which this week showcased its newest acquisition, a talk show hosted by Alex Salmond, is the most accomplished English language propaganda channel in the world.
Other global news services – BBC World, the German Deutsche Welle, the EU’s Euronews, France 24, the US’ CNN – try to adhere, to a “fair, balanced and impartial” approach. CCTV, China’s global English channel, is pro-Chinese, but its bias is understated. Even Qatar’s Al Jazeera English (Al Jazeera Arabic is a propaganda channel) more or less attempts objectivity.
RT is not like that. Margarita Simonyan, the channel’s director, told the German magazine Spiegel in …read more