A reader and commentator “MrAnon” found this link, where a batshit insane RT fan gushes over RT’s coverage of the Paris attacks. This guy’s already too far gone to really rebut, but there were a couple parts I found hilarious:
“RT just made our news look like the disgusting lying pigs they are as they put on Geared O’Colman in Paris! I’ve never seen this guy before but he really impressed me!”
So the author has never heard of this guy, but because he says what this guy wants to believe, he’s “really impressed.” This sounds like a great way to go through life. I wish I had his address so I could send him all sorts of products “they don’t want you to know about!”
“Watch Gearoid rock the truth and notice the difference between RT and our scum media like Faux News. On Faux, they constantly interrupt their guests especially if they aren’t saying the propaganda properly but here, you get to hear Gerooid O’Colman for 10 solid minutes with only a few questions from the host. Can you imagine the Zio fangs coming out if this guy went on the Zionist Mossad operation at Fox? They would lose their mind and be foaming at the mouth!”
I always find this funny because A: the alternative to RT isn’t Fox News or any one network or outlet, and B: RT basically is Fox News, just replace the GOP with Kremlin. If a contributor were saying something inconvenient for the latter, believe me they would censor it. I know several people who have had this happen to them.
As for Gearoid, he basically goes on a hypocritical rant that is totally unsubstantiated. I say hypocritical because Russia has shown itself to be no less imperialist and completely fine with causing civilian casualties. It has its own neo-colonial relationships with its neighbors, though in Central Asia that mantle is being taken up by China. His editorializing is exactly what is wrong at Fox News, which is infamous for having anchors and reporters insert opinion into their pieces.
Anyway, this isn’t exactly the same as implying the attacks were a “false flag,” as was the case with Charlie Hebdo, but it is certainly a pretty sick attempt to score political points and go on a rant when it was totally inappropriate (there are commentary shows for that). One thing that is rather amusing, however, is the glaring contradiction between what RT is saying and what the authors of that site believe. It seems they believe that it was a false flag attack, which if true, would necessarily negate what Gearoid is claiming. After all, if terrorism is a side effect of bad foreign policy and all that entails, then you can’t claim these attacks are false flags carried out by the same governments who are responsible for those bad foreign policies, and vice versa.
Anyway, thanks to MrAnon for finding that gem. I have a bigger piece planned for the near future but I’m a bit busy with other projects at the moment.