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Challenges for America: ISIS, Boko Haram and… Russia Today?!

21st Century Wire says…

According the new chief of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, Andrew Lack, news outlet Russia Today (RT) represents a challenge for America similar to that posed by terrorist organisations.

The organisation covers a number of traditional U.S. propaganda assets including Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks and Radio Free Asia.

Lack stated that “we are facing a number of challenges from entities like Russia Today which is out there pushing a point of view, the Islamic State in the Middle East and groups like Boko Haram”.

The nonchalant attitude expressed here represents a growing disconnect between the Western media and their consumers.

US AFRICOM analysis suggests that Boko Haram may be beneficial, not challenging, for America if certain warmongers get their way. Moreover, if ISIS are a challenge for America, why is the U.S. arming them; particularly as it is now known there are no moderates left in Syria?

America mainstream media is all too busy pushing the next military intervention, instead of thinking about how it could become more competitive and appealing for consumers. It is this attitude of parroting talking points, and supposed facts that are nothing more than propaganda pieces, which is allowing RT to grab an audience thirsty for something not simply prepping them for further war.


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