"Enemies of the people": RT attacks Russian activists who oppose compulsory vaccination
“Enemies of the people”: this is the name of RT’s brave investigation into Russian activists who have reservations about compulsory COVID vaccination.
We’ve met some of these “enemies of the people” and actually they are quite charming and thoughtful.
There are no English subtitles for this RT masterpiece because obviously this kind of Stalinist claptrap was not meant for the network’s western audience, which knows RT is always Questioning More.
The self-described “film”—starring beloved RT “journalist” Anton Krasovsky— is a one-hour tour de force featuring tired and easily refuted talking points that the Russian government uses to coerce people into taking an unproven drug that offers no obvious epidemiological benefit.
Instead of intelligent discussion and analysis, we are treated to weird footage of Krasovsky waving around photographs clipped to a red clothesline. This is very interesting and profound.
At around the 12:15 mark, RT bravely features the ramblings of Gamaleya Center director Alexander Gintsburg, who insists there is no reason to doubt Sputnik V because it is based on a time-tested platform that was used to create an amazing Ebola vaccine. This is… a lie. A very big and blatant lie. RT should be ashamed. They aren’t. But they should be.
Can RT name a single vaccine that Gintsburg successfully introduced into the international market before Sputnik V? Of course not, because it doesn’t exist. The embezzlement scandal was cool, though.
Basically the entire “film” is a very comical and strained attempt at mass character assassination. It didn’t actually refute what the “enemies of the people” have been saying: you know… maybe forcing people to take a drug with no long-term safety data is ill-advised? Maybe it doesn’t make sense to vaccinate children? Maybe QR codes have no health benefit?
This crude hit piece is actually a big win for the evil “anti-vaxxers” because Krasovsky shares clips of intelligent people saying extremely reasonable things and pretends they are “gotcha” moments. They aren’t—Krasovsky is just a horribly confused and tormented soul.
We don’t really care about Krasovsky—he’s a validation-starved try-hard, the kind of “journalist” who thrives at RT—but if you want to learn more about his background… he’s an interesting guy.
By the way, why didn’t Krasovsky go after RT English “Russia desk” editor Bryan MacDonald, who told us he was “hesitant” about compulsory vaccination? It’s time for RT to weed out the anti-vax fifth columnists!
Honestly, the levels of duplicity and shamelessness at RT are simply off the charts.
This is a media organization that pretends to be some sort of beacon of light for disaffected Westerners who are battling COVID totalitarianism all over the world. “Freedom over censorship, truth over narrative”—that’s RT.com’s Twitter bio.
Then you have the real RT, which labels anyone who dares to ask a question an enemy of the people.
And RT is funded by Russian taxpayers. Just think about that.
The rot goes straight to the top. RT’s schizoid-in-chief Margarita Simonyan—who never misses an opportunity to accuse the truth-hating West of trying to silence her Question More crusaders—apparently worked hand-in-hand with Krasovsky on his amazing film.
This doesn’t surprise us at all. On the one hand, Simonyan is constantly crying like a little baby about how RT is abused and maligned by close-minded Silicon Valley behemoths and mean people on Twitter. On the other hand, Simonyan thinks you are a traitor if you disagree with her deranged forced vax worldview. She’s a card-carrying schizo and probably also a money launderer.
We worked for nearly four years at RT. It’s a very strange place, honestly. Would not recommend.
Great read. Gotta love the contrast between the "RT International" and "RT Russian" - the international edition tries to be soft and balanced because they are scared of Ofcom fines and being closed down in the West, but the Russian version are extremely aggressive ultra-rabid attack dogs who are trying over the top hard to please their boss. It's quite insane really.
This Krasovsky doc just had me laughing out loud - a cross between Kiselyov's propaganda and the "Criminal Russia" cop show with some vintage USSR propaganda thrown in the mix as well. I think this guy takes himself way too seriously and actually believes he is a real journalist.
I started watching but couldn't last for more than 5 minutes. The comments are so heartwarming though.