The War On Words

(2 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Cross posted from The Stars Hollow Gazette

Journalist Chris Hedges spoke with RT news host Sophia about the information difference in the news that is reported. Citing the uprising in the Ukraine as an example, he talks about how the US government uses fake facts and dubious evidence to push its propaganda on the public using an ever compliant American media.

The crisis in Ukraine and the steadily dropping temperature in relations between Moscow and Washington made many talk about a new Cold War; and many others are worried it may turn ‘hot’. But there’s another war going on right now: the information war. US Secretary of State Kerry has already attacked RT, calling it “Putin’s propaganda machine.” But Washington itself uses dubious evidence and fake facts. What is the information war? What methods is America using?

There are two sides to every story, then there is the truth.


    • TMC on May 17, 2014 at 06:19
  1. if this one only had two sides we might be able to make sense of it. The best coverage I’ve seen (a diary at dKos a week or two ago) identified at least 6 sides and didn’t trust any completely. The fact that the US govt lies does not mean the Russian govt is telling the truth. The fact that the US govt has attempted to exert influence in Ukraine does not mean that there isn’t Russian imperialism also at work.  

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