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    See what I am saying matclone:


    World leaders showered Yeltsin with tributes for bringing freedom and democracy to Russia after decades of totalitarian rule, and pushing through market reforms that though brutal have helped to turn Russia into a vibrant economy.

    But he was resented by millions of Russians who lost their savings to his economic “shock therapy,” lost sons in his war against Chechen rebels and watched him — at times apparently drunk — blunder through international summits.

    Critics say one of Yeltsin’s gravest failings was to allow chaos that led to widespread disillusionment with democracy. That later allowed Putin, backed by most Russians, to roll back many of Yeltsin’s reforms.

    But Yeltsin, living quietly in retirement at his villa near Moscow, never spoke out against Putin. Some reports said Yeltsin struck a deal under which he would not be prosecuted over the murky privatization of state assets in exchange for his silence.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/muslims.net/content_four.asp

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    Thanks again, Big, for bringing us the rest of the story. This assessment is unlikely to be seen on CNN (Time-Warner), ABC (Disney), Fox (The News Corp), or CBS (Viacom).
    Last edited by matclone; 04-24-2007 at 12:37 PM.

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    Thanks to Russian TV as well that LOVES to cover anything negative about Russia. See, if things get too good in Russia, Russians living in America might get depressed or want to go back, so Russian TV has a lot of work to do here.

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    In other words, while American media has a goal to make it look like Democracy and prosperity is possible anywhere, including in Russia, with the help of the magic touch of the West, the Russian TV has a goal to make it look like the Russians are simply incapable of achieving Democracy and prosperity no matter what happens.

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    If Russian television indeed seeks to paint Russia in a negative light, why would they do this? Are we talking about U.S. Russian TV, or TV from Russia? Who owns or controls the medium? Do you have any ideas?

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    One for me, one for my homeys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    If Russian television indeed seeks to paint Russia in a negative light, why would they do this? Are we talking about U.S. Russian TV, or TV from Russia? Who owns or controls the medium? Do you have any ideas?
    Its the Russian (pretty much Jewish really) TV here in America. Their commercials are mostly showing Russian doctors in America (mostly New York)offering their services.

    They also back Israel strongly and denounce Iran. They support Bush more so than not.

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    I'm guessing then, this station is owned by Americans (not Russians in Russia), and that could explain in part why they might paint Russia in an unfavorable light--especially considering their political ideology as you've mentioned.

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    Actually, it sounds like your TV is kind of neo-con, Big. The center of that movement originated in New York. Norman Podhertz (Commentary) and William Kristol (Weekly Standard) and their spiritual godmother, Ayn Rand (Alisa Rosenbaum of St. Petersburg).
    Last edited by matclone; 04-24-2007 at 04:48 PM.

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