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Russia plans retaliation against US media as row over RT escalates
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 10, 2017 08:12PM
(Lots of newsers are carrying this)
I love watching RT. It's like watching a Russkie version of Fox News, only it's more subtle than their clownish Fox cousins.


Russia plans retaliation against US media as row over RT escalates
[www.theguardian.com]
Russia’s parliament has begun drafting tit-for-tat measures that would place severe restrictions on some US media outlets operating in the country, in a move that looks likely to plunge US-Russia relations to a new low.

The announcement on Friday came shortly after the Kremlin-funded international news channel RT said it had been ordered by the US Department of Justice to register as a “foreign agent” by Monday or have its bank accounts frozen.
US intelligence agencies have accused RT of attempting to interfere with the US election.
Russian president Vladimir Putin had previously warned that Russia would take retaliatory steps if RT, formerly known as Russia Today, was targeted by US authorities. The Russian parliamentary speaker, Vyacheslav Volodin, said MPs had been tasked with drafting amendments to Russia’s own law on foreign agents to include “biased” media organisations that “oppose” Russia’s political system. He said the amendments could be approved in their third and final reading as earlier as next Friday. “What the US authorities are doing today is an infringement of fundamental civil rights, of freedom of speech,” said Volodin.
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Re: Russia plans retaliation against US media as row over RT escalates
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 10, 2017 09:17PM
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Steve G.
The Russian parliamentary speaker, Vyacheslav Volodin, said MPs had been tasked with drafting amendments to Russia’s own law on foreign agents to include “biased” media organisations that “oppose” Russia’s political system.

I guess that means Faux News won't be affected.



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Re: Russia plans retaliation against US media as row over RT escalates
Posted by: $tevie
Date: November 10, 2017 09:37PM
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What the US authorities are doing today is an infringement of fundamental civil rights, of freedom of speech,” said Volodin.

That is hilarious coming from a member of the Russian government.



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