March 12, 2014
Confirmed: Russian Media About as Reliable as Taliban Propaganda these Days
So, the Russian media has been reporting that two US drones were shot down over the Crimea. What's so funny about this is that it sounds eerily similar to the kind of propaganda put out by the Taliban lo these past 13 years in which every day dozens of "crusader forces" are killed in "operations" which also destroy "many enemy tanks". In other words, the Russian media is pretty much just making stuff up at this point:
According to a Voice of Russia report that has now mysteriously vanished, two American drones were shot down over Crimea this morning, including a "heavier, two-engine drone." The story popped up on Reddit's world news front page, and has been floating around Twitter, too. But lest we think World War III broke out over the Black Sea this morning, there are plenty of reasons to think the report, which cites info from Novosti Kryma (News of Crimea), is totally false.Well, at least they pulled the report off their website. So, what is it that the Russian people are being exposed to in its place?
One is that the American military has no two-engine drones.
Never underestimate the power of propaganda when that propaganda reinforces a preexisting underlying paranoia.