This is a report by Sputnik News agency, which we are happy to reproduce. Says the Wikipedia, insidiously (Wiki is extensively comtrolled and edited by the CIA and other Western propaganda moles): “Sputnik
(Russian pronunciation: [ˈsputʲnʲɪk]
; formerly The Voice of Russia
) is a news agency
, news websites
and radio broadcast
service established by the Russian government
-controlled news agency Rossiya Segodnya
Headquartered in Moscow
, Sputnik has regional editorial offices in Washington
; in Sputnik’s Washington D.C. office, Peter Martinichev is the editor and Mikhail Safronov is the bureau chief.
Sputnik focuses on global politics
and is geared towards a non-Russian audience.
Sputnik has been widely accused of bias, disinformation
and being a Russian propaganda
They say this with a straight face as if the entire machinery of “news and commentary” throughout the West was not a gigantic instrument of Washington imperial propaganda. Today when we survey the landscape of mass information what stands out is the total servility of the so called “independent media” such as the New York Times, CBS, PBS, BBC, CNN, and similar entities, to US imperialism. The American media, and much of the Western media ARE state propaganda, but they deny it. Sputnik does not cloud its ties to the Russian government, but that does not imply they are purveyors of fake news, like its Western counterparts. In fact, like RT.com they are a damn sight more reliable and trustworthy than western outlets. That’s why we use them, and we also use Iran’s and China’s services, for the same reason. A lot more reliable. Period. For more on this topic, see Caitlin Johnstone’s excellent analysis: Propaganda, Human Consciousness, And The Future Of Civilization.