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Wash Post Intern: Coverage of Russia vs. Georgia way way biased

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Flying Headbutt, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/14/AR2008081403048.html?hpid=opinionsbox1


    The best I can say is that this is a wildly different point of view from any other I've seen in an American paper. I'm not really buying it, and think some of it is straight up propaganda. But it's out there.
     
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Can she Twitter? If she can, she's got a twin sister in fantasyland...
     
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Critical left-out factoid: The writer is Russian.
     
  4. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    It's clearly established in the story. Didn't know I needed to address it here.
     
  5. Her story was biased before she even started writing.
     
  6. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    This line made me read the rest without paying too much attention:

     
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Didn't we go over the berm in Iraq at night too?
     
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    While I appreciated the Russian perspective on their move, it really doesn't explain what Russian troops are doing in areas nowhere near South Ossetia.
     
  9. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    They got lost.
    Their navigational systems were made in America.
     
  10. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    It's definitely way out there. But I will say this:

    I read at least a couple stories from U.S. newspapers/news services immediately after Russia crossed the border that didn't even mention that Georgian troops had moved into South Ossetia first.
     
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I've had to talk to a Congressman from our area the last few nights because two quasi-local sisters who visited their grandparents in Georgia are now stuck in the middle of this mess, and he's been working every political corner to try to get them home. Last night he told me that this thing is so close to getting very critical very fast.
     
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Though South Ossetia is within Georgia's internationally recognized borders.

    Not saying Georgia made the right move here and there's some blame to be put there. But the reaction up north of there has been extremely out of bounds.
     
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