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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Going back ... to the USSR?

Let's hope Ukraine doesn't similarly regress.

... at Russia’s largest independent radio news network the new policy is that at least 50% of reports about Russia must be “positive.”

... opposition leaders can not be mentioned on the air and the United States is to be portrayed as an enemy.

[J]ournalists ... were told of the new policy by the new managers, who are allies of the Kremlin.

How very Orwellian (read: Soviet) to spin the blanket demonization of another country as a "positive" ...

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