Yesterday I blogged about the emergence of Russian Television's ('s) English language news service, with its glitzy high production, no-nonsense research journalism approach to stories. Well, I must confess that I didn't stumble on to this, but rather, was clued into it by my co-author of Grid of the Gods, Dr. Scott D. de Hart. When he sends an email that says "you've got to see this!" I sit up and pay attention. I wasn't disappointed. In fact, I spent the whole evening watching its live news coverage, and then viewing a couple of its extended reporting on various "stories."

I ran across two more that I found very interesting:

The Alyona Show: Brzezinski - β€˜NATO More Relevant Than Ever’

If you scroll into seven minutes into this show (the Alonya Show), you'll discover Ian Brzezinski (yea, regrettably Zbig was doing more than plotting world domination, but planning his own little dynasty) being interviewed by an attractive Alonya who speaks nearly flawless American English. Watch it carefully, and watch an increasingly nervous and uncomfortable Ian fielding questions that are not the pre-screened pabulum of an American "debate" or "town hall meetings," trying to answer questions about how NATO expansion and encirclement of Russia is a good thing for world peace and security. Well, the Mongols, the Swedes, the Teutonic Knights, the French, and the Germans, have all in turn underestimated the Russian people, to their great folly and disaster.

As if that's not enough, then there's this:

US cloaks lies with bigger lies - campaigner

Once again, RT tv appears to be analyzing the mood of the American people very carefully, and running stories and interviews that play directly into the deeply rooted fears and perceptions in this country that yet again our corrupt political and corporate leadership are leading us - and the rest of the West - into yet another disastrous military adventure, all in the service of the hidden agendas of banksters, the IMF, the World Bank, and all the other instrumentalities of post-war private international financial power. I read this, once again, that Russia is playing for very high stakes and is taking a very long-term view of things...

...and I cannot help but be of the opinion that it is gambling on a direct appeal to the American people, and positioning itself as the media-of-record to what it may perceive as a captive people in the grip of a government and corporate elite completely unresponsive to the public good; I cannot shake from my mind the image of what the BBC became to a captive Europe in the darkest hours of the Nazi occupation. Of course, we're a long way from that, but it is interesting that Russian media is investing an enormous amount of money on this venture. I for one, am sitting up, and taking notice, and though I reserve all due skepticism, I find myself admitting I am less skeptical of what I've seen on this media outlet, than on any of those "American" media outlets self-congratulating each other for being "great Americans," for rt tv appears at least willing to think outside the conventional liberal-conservative pre-programmed dialectical box that passes itself off as journalism in this country. I don't know about you, but I've definitely added rt television to my news-channel surfing.

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Giuseppe on June 21, 2011 at 2:11 am

    I like RT propaganda much more than AmeriKan or European propaganda.
    Russian lies are just more tasty. You know it’s a lie, but it’s not as bad as the American version. A Russian politician will say you are a criminal and this is why I am taking your land, for the good of the people, if you were not a criminal doing criminal things, you could keep your land. If you do not move from the land quickly you will be shot. An American propagandaist gets a banker to tell you you lost your land because he gambled badly with your money. And if you move from the land or not, you will still probably go to jail, but first have to pay a fine and the petrol to take you to the jail. Somehow the Russians just seem more honest by comparison.

  2. Jon on June 13, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    All “news media” have agendas. Whether it be corporate, religious, social, political, economic, academic, or personal – the agendas are there. No media source gives forth “the truth.” They all put their own spin on things for their own reasons, and the trick is reading between the lies, I mean lines, and piecing together a more clear picture of some moderate semblance of what is probably true – today.

    It isn’t about the Russians telling the truth or lying – they are doing both all the time, as is everyone else. If you approach this as an intelligence analyst would, you will look for tones, themes, omissions, etc., and match it up with analyses of other media outlets and sources, which is what JPF is doing.

    The thing that liars never seem to get is that they often reveal more about their motives and goals by the kind of lies they tell and they way they tell them, than they would by an honest telling of the facts. Even silence can reveal more than they realize, at least for the astute observer. (Which we would all be wise to become.)

  3. terrylee3000 on June 13, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Meanwhile while all you guys are talking about what’s really going on in the world I have to put up with my fellow Canadians going mental over hockey! It’s unbelievable. People screaming out scores in grocery stores! What is going on? I was just trying to buy my salad ingredients. The highway is empty with people glued to their televisions. Nice country drive for me. I thought it was nuclear fallout…but no…everybody is at home watching “the game”. Total country engagement. Perfect time for some kind of takeover. Sports fascination is something I have always avoided. I feel like a total outcast because of this. You can even hear the silence when the home team loses. The whole city team loss morbidity is felt in some kind of consciousness down. Weird but interesting. It’s kind of like ancient Rome.

  4. LSM on June 13, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    make of this what you will-

    if I recall correctly, psychic Edgar Cayce said the hope of the world will emerge from Russia-

    but I guess we’ll all just have to sit back and wait and see if this political posturing is positive or negative-

    in any case I continue to believe that the machinations behind our existence on this planet are much too complicated and deep for any of us to even BEGIN to comprehend with our conscience minds-

    but we can at least try-

    Larry in Germany

  5. romanmel on June 13, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I have been an RTV fan for some time, as well. Isn’t it interesting that now it’s the American media that is the great censor of real news?

    Could we rename RTV to Radio (TV) Free Amerika?

  6. Robert Barricklow on June 13, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Of course they all have their agendas.
    Al Jazeera is a arm of the British according to Webster Tarpley.
    RT is taking the lead in overall investigative/speak to power journalism.
    Another informative source is from Iran
    Following the money that gives these stories it’s legs(distribution networks) is where the hidden truths lie.
    The reading of/ Guilt by Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America To War by Jeff Gates gives off a whiff of a scent to follow in Chapter 5 about how Russia’s vast natural resources were systematically looted by a predomitately Ashkenazi elite. In fact, Russians now speak of Privitization as Grab-It-Ization(Prikhvatizatsiya).
    So in following the scent of money,
    One can only reach this conclusion,
    …that they are
    …treasure of sierra madre,
    …stinking bandit banksters BIG TIME!

  7. Chuck on June 13, 2011 at 10:16 am

    When I started watching RT, I almost fainted at the sight of actual news.

    I kept looking at GDS yesterday hoping you would write something about the warship we parked in the Black Sea and resulting Russian outrage. Wars usually start with ships somewhere (arhem, Tonkin..).

    Maybe RT’s biggest contribution is that we’re not so sure anymore about “Boobis Americana”. Maybe we’re not stupid, maybe we’re just told that we are.

  8. Poshboy618 on June 13, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Dr. Farrell, I am consistently drawn to your Website–and have purchased most of your books–since you have the most interesting, learned and highly curious mind I have ever encountered in the exploration of these very esoteric fields and topics. .

    While I do not agree with everything you have written (or at times, fully understand it), I very much enjoy your thought processes and how you arrive at your conclusions. I have been forced to think more about much of what you have written and what I have learned in my four decades of life, and how many parts of it all do not fit with conventional explanations. Your unreserved work is all very uplifting to a mind open to many possibilities of explaining this world of ours. Please keep writing your books and updating your Website.

    Anyway, I wanted to draw your attention to this 9 June 11 article in the London Daily Telegraph, “Tiny village is latest victim of ‘the Hum'”. I know you have written on the unexplained effects of the HAARP projects, and this article mentions it in the comments by the readers.

    Kindest regards–PB, Arlington, Va.

  9. Debra Caruthers on June 13, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Dr. Farrell: Adrian Salbuchi is one of RT’s frequent guest commentators. I have long wanted to ask you if you follow Mr. Salbuchi’s commentary, being that he is Argentinian. Mr. Salbuchi is very anti-NWO and I find his reports to be very intelligent and well-delivered (kind of like yours!) πŸ™‚ … here is one of his recent RT reports on the situation with Syria:

    • ILJA on June 13, 2011 at 10:28 am

      Have just watched this. Could you clarify, please: do you consider reports of that Mr.Salbruchi “intellligent” because he is “very anti-NWO”? That his comments are “well-delivered” that is unarguable. However, the case is that many give well-delivered comments and the main point is whether they reflect at least fractions of the true situation? πŸ˜€

      Also, my attention was drawn by the well-delivered comments of the viewers of the clip, especially the style of speaking-out. πŸ˜€ Who knows maybe some truth lays in there? πŸ˜€

      • Debra Caruthers on June 13, 2011 at 3:18 pm

        @ILJA if you go back and listen to Mr. Salbuchi’s reports over the past few months, you will build your own confidence in his research. He does archive his interviews and his own self-produced vids in his own YouTube channel … and maintains his own web site at:

        He is also a frequent contributor to the material posted at

        I do admit that I do not know about his background, and I would certainly like to hear more about what makes him tick. Also, wouldn’t we all like to pick his brain about any info he could offer about the Nazi International as it relates to his country of Argentina?

  10. Charles Frith on June 13, 2011 at 6:29 am

    I’ve also found that Pravda and Al Jazeera is doing great reporting as well as Ha’aretz for even handed Israeli news. If somebody had asked me a few years ago which media I’d be dropping (BBC, CNN et al) I’d have said they were nuts. We live in interesting times.

  11. chris on June 13, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Yet another good quote “Russia Today has been described by Konstantin Preobrazhensky, himself a former Soviet KGB officer who defected to the West, as β€œa part of the Russian industry of misinformation and manipulation” designed to mislead foreign audiences about Russian intentions. He says Russia Today television utilizes methods of propaganda that are managed by Directorate β€œA” of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service. He explains, β€œThe specialty of Directorate β€˜A’ is deceiving world public opinion and manipulating it. It has got a lot of experience over decades of the Cold War.” ”

    who to believe! πŸ˜€

    • Joseph P. Farrell on June 13, 2011 at 6:52 am

      Well…. propaganda it may be, but it’s better propaganda than what our media is doling out….

      • chris on June 13, 2011 at 7:20 am

        I can agree with that for the most part. But shinier spin is still spin πŸ™‚ I prefer Al Jazeera if I am going to watch a non Anglo news source. They seem even more middle of the road than RT which I like. At least when I watched it on satellite in Europe, they may gear stories for different regions.

        • ILJA on June 13, 2011 at 8:58 am

          ok, let’s start the auction of propagandas: 1OO for Putin, 5O for each of others πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ who gives more?

    • Ridge on June 13, 2011 at 9:58 am

      I see all media outlets as political activists. Everything is political and always will be.

      What I find interesting about Russia, is they are using inexpensive and clever ways to exert their influence, rather than the obvious American way, which is with guns and bombs.

  12. chris on June 13, 2011 at 6:19 am

    for “blatant covering of the truth” read “blatant covering-over” bad grammar ho! πŸ™‚

  13. chris on June 13, 2011 at 6:17 am

    You make good points about the producers of RT speaking to most (not just) Americans (but also almost everyone’s) fears about economic problems and an overdrawn military presence in the world, and I do agree with it being nice to get another side of the story. However I am sure you realise that RT is just as bad as CNN or Fox News in terms of being super biased in one direction only. Basically it is Russian propaganda to further Russian goals in the geopolitical arena. The Russians knock NATO any chance they get ever since the 50s, and now they are doing so in order to attempt to preserve their fear hold over Central and Eastern European countries like Poland, former Yugoslavia, Romania, Ukraine et al, largely in an attempt to make it easier to exploit those countries financially and force them into accepting Russian energy sources and economic bases.
    So just like ANY news source I would take RT with a heavy grain of salt.
    Sometimes just as I have to turn off the TV when watching Anglo-Saxon oriented news due to its blatant covering of the truth, I have to do the same thing with RT. Based on their coverage RT thinks Putin is God’s gift to mankind and that anything non Russians do is corrupt or bad. Essentially they want to win over supporters for their policies just as bad as the Obama controlled US media does.

    • ILJA on June 13, 2011 at 7:19 am

      Basically agree with you, Chris and am glad that you pointed out at these nuances for I also feel EXACTLY (word to word) the same, cause have being interested in this question for guite a long time, for well-understandable reason πŸ™‚
      To add, I have to “uncover” one significant fact that the major part of the russian people DO NOT HAVE possibility to watch the international english-speaking version of the so called “Russian Television” because it belongs to the satellite TV which are unaffordable for them for being to expensive. Thus, the average russian citizen have not a possibility to compare the two versions of this TV, which, not saying of its belonging to the government, are different in some respects though generally both of them is rendering the information in a similar edited key. Other, that I wanted to say, presents in excellent comments made by Chris.
      One more thing that can’t be passed by: you know it can be stated with a big degree of confidence that the opposition between these camps is rather external, a kind of PR: there are enough information that the “Russian” government put a great deal of its financial resources to the banks of the US and other western countries, that many of the russian officials are carrying their capitals in Switzerland, the US, the UK and other “hostile countries”. Consider this please, Joseph. Oh, and the last one: Joseph, you seem to become an admirer of the “Russia” and the politics carried out by Medvedev/Putin. It of course can be understandable, especially if to consider the propaganda in Anglo-Saxon media which is also disgusting. However, I was surprised in the light of such great work you have been doing, that you prefer one to another, instead of rather observing and would like to call to you not to lose your fine researcher’s sense of smell πŸ™‚

  14. Deon on June 13, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Hello Joseph,

    Regarding above, have you considered the following?: What if the Western- and Eastern (Russian & Chinese) elits are working together to manifest their global-government-agenda? RTtv could simply be aimed at those who are seeing through the deception of the Western-elitist-media, thus orchestrating a West-vs-East dynamic.

    This would divert the masses’ attention away from the real elitist-dealings behind the scenes. It would also work towards getting the masses in line to “support” and “believe” in the authenticity of a major war (WW3?) between the USA (western allies) and Russia and China.

    Just a though …


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