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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthsideHarp_Bhoy View Post
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    So you really dont see anything wrong with this? You really think this is a move without any dubiety?

    How would you react if tony blair began a light entertainment show on Israeli state tv? Or if Thatcher had had gone on chilean state tv for an hour of light-hearted banter during thr Pinochet regime - would you defend that?
    No I don't see anything wrong with it and I also couldn't give a toss if Tony Blair began a light entertainment show on Israeli state TV.

    With regard to Thatcher, this would have been impossible because she was PM during the reign of Pinochet. AS isn't even an elected politician now.

    For what it's worth, anybody who thinks that Russia is the only nasty world superpower might want to reflect on who brought Pinochet to power in Chile. #special relationship


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    My dad uses RT for a lot of his news... I had an argument with him a year or so ago as I thought they were obviously going to be very one sided and he was in turn "colouring" his views..... When I watched it to prove him wrong I realised that on one hand they did indeed report with "their slant" (but don't they all?.. As long as you're aware,... the number that watch BBC etc that aren't aware is a worry), on the other hand they also reported stuff that our own media seemed to totally ignore!.

    Would never use them as my sole source of information... But they deserve their place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Alf View Post
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    My dad uses RT for a lot of his news... I had an argument with him a year or so ago as I thought they were obviously going to be very one sided and he was in turn "colouring" his views..... When I watched it to prove him wrong I realised that on one hand they did indeed report with "their slant" (but don't they all?.. As long as you're aware,... the number that watch BBC etc that aren't aware is a worry), on the other hand they also reported stuff that our own media seemed to totally ignore!.

    Would never use them as my sole source of information... But they deserve their place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allmodcons View Post
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    No I don't see anything wrong with it and I also couldn't give a toss if Tony Blair began a light entertainment show on Israeli state TV.

    With regard to Thatcher, this would have been impossible because she was PM during the reign of Pinochet. AS isn't even an elected politician now.

    For what it's worth, anybody who thinks that Russia is the only nasty world superpower might want to reflect on who brought Pinochet to power in Chile. #special relationship
    It was a hypothetical question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldo7 View Post
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    GG, a Scottish separatist? Every days a school day
    He's a seperate Unionist

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldo7 View Post
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    Eye raised a brow.

    I'm just wondering when the faux outrage on the London Evening Standard owner, Alexander Lebedev(former KGB agent) will be getting pelters, the same paper which, George Osborne, Edits.

    Or when the Independent is going to be taken off the shelves as it owned by Lebedev too.

    More power to your elbow Mr Salmondski. I'll only be happy when he gets a slot on Fox, just for balance likes.
    So you think it's a good thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Future17 View Post
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    So you think it's a good thing?
    Good or bad, I've no idea, I've not seen it yet, and I'll not be watching it on Thursday.

    For those trying to harness Salmond, they've been a long time trying, and I'm sure he'll make a fist of the show, just like the one he did on the Fringe.

    Whether it continues on RT for the foreseeable, only time will tell. He's certainly got under the skin of some Ultra Unionists.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldo7 View Post
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    Good or bad, I've no idea, I've not seen it yet, and I'll not be watching it on Thursday.

    For those trying to harness Salmond, they've been a long time trying, and I'm sure he'll make a fist of the show, just like the one he did on the Fringe.

    Whether it continues on RT for the foreseeable, only time will tell. He's certainly got under the skin of some Ultra Unionists.
    Nick Robinson's will be his first guest I hear

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    Quality, Salmond on RT, the Brit cringers will be spewing!!

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    I wonder if Eck's first show will be like the last scene of "Born Free"?

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    People pretending to be upset over this and that the BBC isn't state propaganda...aw bless

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    If you're feeling treasonable ...


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    [QUOTE=JeMeSouviens;5220943]If you're feeling treasonable ...

    Take me to the gallows..... Nice to see a different face to the MSM :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnbc70 View Post
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    I don’t think criticism from an SNP member can actually be recognised. Non-story. Obviously.
    Every gimmick hungry yob,
    Digging gold from rock and roll
    Grabs the mic to tell us,
    He'll die before he's sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marinello59 View Post
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    I don’t think criticism from an SNP member can actually be recognised. Non-story. Obviously.
    Nothing to see, move on.

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    MPs defend fees of up to £1,000 an hour to appear on ‘Kremlin propaganda’ channel

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...y_to_clipboard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Grieves View Post
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    MPs defend fees of up to £1,000 an hour to appear on ‘Kremlin propaganda’ channel

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...y_to_clipboard
    Interesting that the channel has to have 'on behalf of the Russian Government' flagged before any programmes.

    Nothing to see, move on.

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    http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.co...race-1-4616264
    Snow and his little snowflake son certainly wear their colours on their sleeves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.co...race-1-4616264
    Snow and his little snowflake son certainly wear their colours on their sleeves.

    She makes a fair point - however the converse is that politicians (in particular) famously dont answer questions, and that drives viewers mad.

    Although i would say Salmond is one of the more able and interesting interviewees, and rarely sounded like he was giving a political answer, unlile May who sounds like ahes reading it from an auto-cue.

    Probably quite difficult to get the right balance.

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    http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.co...race-1-4616264
    Snow and his little snowflake son certainly wear their colours on their sleeves.
    Dan Snow is Peter Snow's son, not Jon's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeMeSouviens View Post
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    Dan Snow is Peter Snow's son, not Jon's.
    Thanks JMS.
    Apologies to all. I stand corrected re. their relationship - however it's Snow gonny change my views on them

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...itics-42398607

    I never heard or read about these fake tweet allegations at the time and I'm aware the BBC isn't exactly well received when it comes to articles on Salmond/SNP/Nationalist news but wonder if there's any truth in the report or whether it's a case of "nothing to see here",,,,

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    Yet happy to propagate absolute mince from the Tory party anytime one of them offers up some pish without a nugget of truth

    And people say the BBC is unbiased...

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy_gonzales View Post
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...itics-42398607

    I never heard or read about these fake tweet allegations at the time and I'm aware the BBC isn't exactly well received when it comes to articles on Salmond/SNP/Nationalist news but wonder if there's any truth in the report or whether it's a case of "nothing to see here",,,,
    Yes nothing to see, it's all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnbc70 View Post
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    Yes nothing to see, it's all good.
    We'll see if OffCom are in agreement. Having read the Herald article it sounds similar to the the fake BBC competition winners from 10 years ago,,,,

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    How is this show doing, bet he could pull a few strings with his friends in the Kremlin and get some exclusives this week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnbc70 View Post
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    How is this show doing, bet he could pull a few strings with his friends in the Kremlin and get some exclusives this week!
    I've heard it's doing great, unfortunately he's not been paid for a while, due to the cash being siphoned off to the Tory coffers.

    Some have mentioned £826,000 since the eu referendum.

    Maybe you could ask wee ruthie.

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    Anyone still think it’s a great show or Wee Eck’s doing a grand job on Russia Today? Every political party in the U.K. is now boycotting the channel but Salmond seems only interested in getting his cash regardless where it comes from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldo7 View Post
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    I've heard it's doing great, unfortunately he's not been paid for a while, due to the cash being siphoned off to the Tory coffers.

    Some have mentioned £826,000 since the eu referendum.

    Maybe you could ask wee ruthie.

    😂
    Again you mix fact with rubbish. The Tories have received donations (£826k) from expat Russians. There’s been no mention anywhere of Salmond not getting paid.

    If the Tory money is proved to come form criminals they hand it over to charities

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