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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Annals of Russian "Journalism": The Arctic Fraud

The Sunday Mail reports more horrors stories from so-called "journalists" in Russia:

RUSSIAN telly bosses faked footage of their explorers reaching the Arctic Ocean's floor - with a scene stolen from blockbuster Titanic. State-controlled Rossiya announced mini-submarines had planted the Russian flag on the seabed at the North Pole last week. But part of their report - aired around the world - was sexed up with a shot of two subs from the start of the Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio movie. The same subs were used on the mission two-and-a-half miles under the Arctic ice. It's the second time Rossiya, controlled by premier Vladimir Putin, have been caught making up news in a fortnight. They faked a British newspaper report criticising a London-based tycoon allegedly targeted by Russian assassins.

Reuters was duped by the Russian ploy, showing clearly the the world is not yet nearly cynical enough where Russia is concerned.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

unbelievable. as the saying goes, "to laugh or to cry??".
russians have surrendered their tv news to the kremlin, and this is what you get. thanks as always to the russophobe for this interesting and important website.