Ministry Of Truth: Ofcom Sanction Russian Broadcaster For Expressing Anti – Western Views

Last week Little Nicky’s friends at The Daily Stirrer reported on Google’s attempts to set itself up as the internet’s Ministry Of Truth (in George Orwell’s 1984, the government department that rewrites history and twists the news so that nothing is ever published or broadcast that is not favourable to the ruling Big Brother regime)

from The Guardian

Media regulator to launch investigation into views expressed during Crosstalk programme on Kremlin-backed broadcaster.

An Ofcom spokesman said: “Ofcom has launched an investigation into whether this programme about the situation in Ukraine, which included anti-western comments, was duly impartial.”

Russia Today is to be investigated by media regulator Ofcom over anti-western comments in a late-night discussion on Ukraine – its sixth ongoing inquiry into the Kremlin-backed news channel following complaints by viewers.

The regulator, which threatened Russia Today, or RT, with statutory sanctions after repeated breaches of broadcasting regulations on impartiality last year, faces a new investigation over its Crosstalk programme broadcast on 23 December last year.

The programme is understood to have featured a number of anti-western views in the discussion between the presenter and three studio guests, prompting one viewer to complain.

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