RT is gross & unworthy of your sympathy
Germany bans RT DE. Should anyone care? No, not really.
By Riley Waggaman, a former “senior editor” (newsroom errand boy) at RT
Why can’t we all just get along? Well, because according to RT, the German government is allergic to open-minded, truth-telling media—so obviously RT DE had to go:
RT’s deputy editor-in-chief, Anna Belkina, has argued that the case against RT DE could be politically motivated. “It appears as if the German authorities, politicians and even media are really afraid of something, afraid of an alternative point of view that the German-speaking audience can get access to on RT DE channel,” she said on Wednesday.
This is really special. Is this the same RT that attacked Russian activists who oppose coercive medical experiments as “enemies of the people”—a phrase typically associated with 1930s firing squads?
Is this the same RT that works around-the-clock to paint totally valid opposition to Russia’s compulsory injection decrees and cattle-tagging policies as western-backed right-wing extremism?
Is this the same RT whose editor-in-chief, Margarita Simonyan, whined on television about how unfair it is that Russia’s “most rabid and ardent ant-vaxxers” are allowed to express their views on social media and YouTube (actually there’s lots of Big Tech censorship targeting Russian language content but whatever)?
Is this the same schizo who claimed unvaccinated Russians were murdering children? Is this the same regrettable blob of human failure who fantasized about unvaxxed Russians—at the time, the majority of the country—crawling on their knees as they slowly die (from cold-like symptoms)?
Wait, we’re a bit confused: is this the same RT that regularly panders to disaffected anti-vax westerners while telling Russians to shut their pie-holes and get vaxxed?
Just a second… is this the same RT that copy-pastes deranged TASS articles as part of a ceaseless campaign to shill an experimental gene-shot that nobody in Russia wants or needs? We’re talking about the same RT, right?
RT—this is the media organization funded by Russian taxpayers, right? Why exactly should anyone feel bad for a Russian taxpayer-funded organization that actively lobbies against the Russian people?
Do you think you are being “pro-Russia” by supporting or reading RT? Think again.
Of course, some may still find value in RT. That’s fine. They’re really good at dunking on trans activists, for example.
But just remember: RT is gross and unworthy of your sympathy.
UPDATE: Stanley Sheppard has a good post that explores both sides of the “is RT worthy of your sympathy?” question. Although we stand by our analysis, we’re always happy to hear all sides.