By Brandon Martinez
Russian propaganda channel RT has finally registered under FARA, a US law requiring companies to identify themselves as agents of foreign governments.
RT is clearly little more than Putin’s personal tool to propagandize the West into his personality cult. RT’s Western-based pundits are whining about the US government pressuring RT to register under FARA, hubristically complaining about “freedom of speech” being suppressed.
These are the same traitorous pundits who vigorously cheer on the Putin dictatorship (as well as other tyrannies like Venezuela, Iran and North Korea) which has monopolized virtually all Russian media under Kremlin control, forcibly shutting down or taking over numerous stations that weren’t towing the Kremlin’s line. That’s in addition to assassinations of journalists critical of Putin, like Anna Politkovskaya and others from Novaya Gazeta. Neither were any of these hypocrites complaining when, in 2014, Russia blocked Voice of America from broadcasting in Russia on grounds that it is “subversive propaganda”. The LA Times reported on that:
The Russian government has cut off broadcasts of Voice of America after a leading state media figure denounced the U.S. government-funded radio as “spam on our frequencies.”
VOA’s contract with the Russian media oversight agency wasn’t renewed after it expired at the end of March because the Kremlin could no longer tolerate “its subversive, sanctimonious, self-serving propaganda,” the Voice of Russia said in its account of the cutoff.
A 2014 US embassy statement on the lack of media freedom in Russia noted that:
“In the last year, the Russian Government has passed laws imposing unprecedented censorship and restrictions on media and online publications,” the embassy statement said. “In the past few months alone it has blocked independent websites and blogs; turned the respected news wire service RIA Novosti into a propaganda service; denied visas and accreditation to foreign professional journalists; and forced leadership changes at several media outlets simply because those outlets dared to challenge the Kremlin’s extremist policies.
One pundit lamenting RT’s new status as a foreign agent was Marcus Papadopoulos, who is very likely a Russian active measures agent directly in the pay of the Kremlin. Papadopoulos is a run-of-the-mill Marxist apologist for every Third World dictatorship under the sun who has developed a special affection for the Putin and Assad regimes. This lousy traitor appears regularly on RT to parrot the Kremlin’s script. Jeremy Corbyn caused a scandal by recently dining with Papadopoulos. Corbyn, the radical leftist leader of the British Labour Party, is notorious for his own affections for Putin and apologism for Islamist terrorists in the UK whose actions he blames on “racism.” Essentially, Corbyn wants to coddle terrorists so they don’t attack British civilians.
Papadopoulous and the whole pro-Putin brigade of Western pundits are loserish opportunists who use RT to build their alt-media brands while RT uses them to forward Russia’s expansionist foreign policy in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
It’s amazing how both the alt-left and alt-right push the same line on Russia, and even North Korea, touting these despotic tyrannies as our saviours or at least our friends. That shows clearly how Kremlin money has bought off elements of both the far-left and far-right, using them as useful idiots for Dugin’s satanic Eurasianist agenda to Bolshevize half of Europe.