Guardian scrapes new depths with its anti-Russia propaganda

The Guardian stoops to new lows in the anti-Russia propaganda campaign. This is a shameless piece; a page of photographs of “stamps” – in fact propaganda media – put out by Ukranian exiles during the Soviet period.

This is the explanatory text:

Ukrainian photographer Oleksandr Kosmach collects 20th-century stamps issued by Ukrainian groups in exile during the Soviet era.

Artists and exiles around the world would use stamps to communicate the horrors of Soviet oppression. “These stamps show us the ideas and values of these people, who they really were and what they were fighting for,” Kosmach says

Some of the “stamps” refer to the famine in Ukraine which took place in the early 1930s. One refers to it as “artificially created”. However; responsible historians consider that, at worst, this famine – which also affected other grain-growing areas of the USSR – was not tackled as effectively as it might have been by Stalin. Continue reading “Guardian scrapes new depths with its anti-Russia propaganda”

Guardian lies on Russia

There are two Guardian “journalists” stationed in Moscow (as far as I can see).

Neither of them can, it seems, open their mouths without telling lies. Not little spins or fibs to help the “Putin is a bad man and Russia is a dictatorship” fairytale along – but outright lies. Continue reading “Guardian lies on Russia”

One-side reporting in the Guardian

And so it goes on. This is Shaun Walker in the Guardian at it again.

And again – the basics of journalism require an objective detachment. A journalist takes a step back and makes sure that the whole picture emerges from his reporting. In wartime we understand and accept that journalists are going to produce a constant stream of propaganda – talking up our victories, demonizing the enemy, producing an entirely one-sided narrative. But when this happens in peacetime what it means is that ‘journalists’ are trying to create the conditions for war. This is the precise opposite of what journalism should do. Responsible and professional journalism should try to present both sides – even if the other side is a geopolitical opponent – and so inform people and hopefully contribute to balanced opinion-forming and decision making. Continue reading “One-side reporting in the Guardian”