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This post is a confession. A confession of naivety. A couple of months ago we published some posts critising the Western press for printing stories about imminent Russian aggression against the Baltic states. For example: http://thenewobserver.co.uk/the-imaginary-threat-from-russia/ http://thenewobserver.co.uk/the-imaginary-threat-from-russia-2/ http://thenewobserver.co.uk/the-imaginary-threat-from-russia-2-2/ My naivety was to think that this was just ignorant journalism. Of

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This is nice example from AFP. The story is about a proposed ‘gay pride’ march in Odessa, Ukraine. The Right Sector movement disrupted the event. This is how AFP reports about the Right Sector: Prominent extreme nationalist group Pravy Sektor (Right Sector) — once central to the demonstrations in Kiev that toppled a Russian-backed president […]

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This is a good example. The story is by AFP. AFP is owned by the French government. The story details the political, social and economic chaos in Libya. Apparently it is getting worse. All this stems from the 2011 NATO bombing campaign. This campaign was conducted on the basis of UN Resolution 1973 which permitted […]

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This is a story in the Daily Mail about how a 13 year boy was allowed to do a sleepover with two boys aged 7 and 6. Not surprisingly something untoward happened. The story looks like it was co-written with the NSPCC’s propaganda department. The bullet-point headings to the story are: Alana found out sons […]

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The “free press” in the West has numerous tactics to spin their narratives along. One might be called editorial inserts. Here a story is wrapped up in a coating added at editorial level. The claims are never established by facts and analysis. They just appear. A typical example is how many stories about Russia are […]

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