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Putin Turns Photo Ops Into Soviet-Style Agitprop

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Sun, 16 Sep 2012 16:13:52 +0000

Putin Turns Photo Ops Into Soviet-Style Agitprop
The Russian president admitted this week that many of his highly publicized stunts are staged. Critics charge that state-run media may have returned to a time when Russians don't turn to the news for news so much as clues to what people in power expect them to think.

Of course. Propaganda. Who would have thought? An old trick used by all governments. Even our presidential candidates uses them right now as the compete.

Jay
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 16:15:54 +0000

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