Fortunately RT was placed in the 280's away from the US news channels. It isn't something that people are going to trip over when looking in the 200-211 news range. Just like FSTV on channel 9415 ... if people want that viewpoint they have to go looking for it.
And indeed, that's a very useful thing.
You wouldn't be Frank Stallone would you?
Did you ever think that not everyone in the world in impressed with U.S. policies and that they don't have to buy into your way of thinking?
Did you ever think that maybe RT's 'slant' is more accurate than say ... Fox's?
There is also a certain American news channel that spends a lot of time attacking the current President of the United States, suggesting he isn't a real American and calling him a socialist and much worse. By your standards I presume you would also have that channel removed?
Absolutely not, and with no disrespect intended JWK, I believe you have mischaracterized Fox News.
There is a LARGE difference between Fox (which I do not care for) and RT.
Fox is a legitimate news channel, with a lot of commentary. The commentary is labeled as such. On RT, the commentary is presented as a factual news story. That's the difference between a legitimate news channel with, I believe, a rightward bias, and a channel simply devoted to promoting propaganda, RT.
As much as I disagree with the viewpoints usually expressed on Fox News, it is an important part of our media culture, for it raises questions that need to be addressed. Operations such as RT simply tell us how terrible we are...without offering any alternatives.
And no SayWhat? I'm not Frank Stallone.
And I can't believe I've just dedicated a post to defending Fox News! :uglyhamme
At any rate, I think I'm done. I feel like the guy under the hammer above!
Edited by mnassour, 26 December 2011 - 09:38 PM.