How To Silence RT Forever

How To Silence RT Forever, by Caitlan Johnstone. The non-PC left are also chafing at not getting mainstream media coverage. RT fills a wide gap, reporting news and airing opinions to voices that are suppressed on the MSM, from both left and right.

Loyalists of the western empire have been growing increasingly honest about their desire to use censorship and propaganda in order to win an “information war” against Russia. …

It always comes back to RT [Russia Today]. …

RT is now so completely reviled by establishment loyalists that citing it in an online debate will be taken as an instant debunk of not just the point you were trying to make but of your entire position (and often your humanity itself by getting you labeled a “Russian bot”), even if your citation is comprised entirely of independently verifiable facts. …

To kill RT, just allow the censored voices onto mainstream media — which would no longer be exclusively PC.

If western media simply ceased deliberately excluding leftist and antiwar voices from mainstream discourse, there would no longer be any demand for RT’s output, since the only reason anyone outside of Russia watches RT is to get perspectives they can’t get anywhere else.

A few leftist, antiwar and activism-oriented programs on stations like BBC and MSNBC is all it would take to kill any interest in RT’s programming and steal their entire audience. They wouldn’t ever have to have a single Russian on their programs; there is an abundance of home-grown talent with clear antiwar, anti-capitalism, pro-environment perspectives to keep reliably churning out fresh content on a daily basis, and there is simply no way RT’s feeble budget would be able to keep up. …

Talent wouldn’t have to rely on RT if it could share the same ideas with bigger audiences for better pay. …

That’s actually RT America’s entire schtick: people like Chris Hedges and Jesse Ventura get de-platformed by western mass media due to their anti-establishment views, so they go to RT where they are given a platform.

There are Americans who are drawn to those perspectives, so their eyeballs go to RT programming. If CNN had some programming that allowed for such perspectives this would steal all the demand for RT, but they don’t. The closest they ever get is having Jill Stein on once in a blue moon so Chris Cuomo can admonish her for not participating correctly in the information war against Russia. …

It will never happen because RT is not the real enemy. Leftists and antiwar activists are the real enemy.

Quite interesting, if you have 13 minutes and want to see things from a non-PC left point of view: