Voices from Russia

Saturday, 28 January 2017

MID sez Moscow has “Serious Concerns” Over RT Reporter’s Arrest Whilst Covering Anti-Trump Rally

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On Friday, MID RF official spokesman M V Zakharova said that Moscow has serious concerns over the arrest of RT America’s Alexander Rubinstein at an anti-Trump protest. At a press briefing, she stated:

As for the situation with the RT correspondent, it causes serious concern. I’m referring to RT America’s correspondent Alexander Rubinstein. Washington police detained him on Friday 20 January when he was covering a protest against US President Donald Trump on the day of his inauguration. The correspondent was performing his professional duty, he had a press card with him, and nonetheless, Alexander Rubinstein was in police custody for almost 24 hours. The preliminary hearing in his case is due on 16 February.

After police arrested Rubinstein together with other journalists and protesters, they charged him with inciting a riot. Along with other reporters, they released him the following day. However, the charges against Rubinstein and several other reporters remain in force, which means they could face up to 10 years imprisonment or a 25,000 USD (1.497 million Roubles. 172,028 Renminbi. 1.703 million INR. 32,882 CAD. 33,122 AUD. 23,368 Euros. 19,922 UK Pounds) fine if found guilty. On Friday, Washington police dropped similar charges against Vocativ journalist Evan Engel after they considered additional evidence. William Miller, a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office for Washington DC, said in a statement:

After consultation with the counsel for Mr Engel, who’s a journalist with Vocativ, as well as a review of evidence presented to us by law enforcement, we concluded that we wouldn’t proceed with the charge against this individual. The prosecution is in process of reviewing evidence in other cases related to the arrests in cooperation with the Metropolitan Police Department.

Meanwhile, Engel expressed gratitude to his legal advisers and all those who voiced support for him:

Today, my thoughts are with any other journalists who are facing charges for doing their jobs, as well as with journalists imprisoned around the world.

Police arrested at least six journalists reporting from the anti-Trump rally and charged them with felonies. Apart from Rubinstein and Engel, police detained and later released Jack Keller, a producer for the web documentary series Story of America, Shay Horse, independent photojournalist and live-streamer Matt Hopard, and freelance reporter Aaron Cantu on the same charges. Police treatment of these media workers drew sharp criticism from the media industry and civil right organisations. The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) called the arrests “a violation of journalistic freedom”, whilst Reporters Without Borders (RSF) demanded Washington authorities drop felony charges and called on the new US administration to “stop undermining the First Amendment and start defending it”. The American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU] of DC also condemned the way the police handled the situation during the mass protest. On Friday, its executive director, Monica Hopkins-Maxwell, said:

[The ACLU] is concerned that law enforcement may have violated demonstrator’s rights, including indiscriminately corralling and detaining individuals, including journalists and legal observers, who weren’t involved in any criminal activity.

”Outrage!” 6 Journalists Including RT Reporter Face “Inappropriate” Rioting Charges

28 January 2017

RT

https://www.rt.com/news/375367-rubinstein-arrest-protest-zakharova/

Monday, 4 June 2012

Nielsen Sez RT Most Watched Foreign TV Outlet in Key US Cities

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A survey carried out by the Nielsen Company revealed that RT, formerly Russia Today, was the most popular foreign TV channel in five key US urban markets in 2011. The survey was carried out in Washington DC, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago. The channel’s American audience has more than doubled over the past year, making RT the most-watched foreign TV channel in those cities. Margarita Sminonyan, the RT’s editor-in-chief, said the channel is winning over US viewers by providing an alternative to the mainstream media. The RT website noted, “With a global reach of over 430 million people, or 22 percent of all cable subscribers worldwide, RT news covers the major issues of our time for viewers wishing to question more”.

4 June 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/world/20120604/173846608.html

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Glenn Beck Fails to Fill Seats at NJ rally… Beck’s Goons Tell RT TV Crew Not to Film it… Tea Party Freedom of Speech in Action!

Editor’s Foreword:

Here’s a cut-and-paste… this news is just too good not to share. I ran a search on Гленн Бекь; it wasn’t on the Russian side at VOR. Click on the URL below, it’ll take you to a page with a three-minute video in English from Russia Today. It’s worth watching so that you can see the empty venue for yourself… they chose a small one so that they could fill it and look good on TV… it backfired! God IS in His Heaven and He has a WICKED sense of humour… Good on God!

BMD

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Glenn Beck, the Fox News face of the Tea Party movement, failed to mobilise [a crowd] at a New Jersey tour kick-off rally, just a month after his massive Washington DC rally. Attendees, such as Joanne, who refused to give her last name, accused President Obama of stripping hard working Americans of their income. “I don’t care whether you call it a tax. I don’t care what you call the thing where you’re taking my money with. Just don’t take any more of my money”, said Joanne. However, the price to hear Glenn Beck in person wasn’t cheap. Cash-strapped Americans paid up to 75 dollars (2,260 Roubles 55 Euros 48 UK Pounds) per ticket to enter the arena. 125 dollars (3,767 Roubles 91 Euros 79 UK Pounds) would get you into a VIP area where the main attraction was heavily guarded by officers and US Marshals. Sources told RT that Beck received 100,000 dollars (3.014 million Roubles 72,430 Euros 62,920 UK Pounds) for headlining the event. However, the Fox host refused to give interviews. Beck stepped on stage at 19.00, in a stadium that holds 8,500 people. He was supposed to have sold out the venue. Problem was, only roughly 800 people bothered to show to up. Twenty minutes into Beck’s speech, security told RT to stop filming. Although the channel was accredited, officials said Beck’s handlers didn’t want the event documented. Therefore, we broke down our gear, but we hung around to listen as he spoke out against Washington’s reckless foreign policies and domestic priorities. “I don’t want to be the world’s policeman. I’m tired of being the world’s policeman”, Beck said. If we could have spoken to him, we would have advised the tired commentator to take a seat; there certainly were plenty of them.

5 October 2010

Marina Portnaya

Russia Today

As quoted by Voice of Russia World Service

http://english.ruvr.ru/rtvideo/2010/10/05/video_24036567.html

Editor’s Afterword:

Beck’s handlers didn’t want the event documented.

There it is in a sentence. The Tea Party is AGAINST freedom of speech. It also shows you the truth about the Tea Party. It’s a bunch of unrepresentative kooks paid for wacko billionaire nutters such as the Koch brothers (trust me, their left-wing analogues such as George Soros are just as lunatic). Remember what Barry Goldwater said:

Don’t associate my name with anything you do. You’re extremists, and you’ve hurt the Republican Party much more than the Democrats have. … I’m warning them today; I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of “conservatism”.

You can’t call Old Barry a leftie, that’s fer sure! All decent people of all political shades, from the right, left, and centre, should vote AGAINST the Tea Party in this election. Let’s see, there were 800 people present, at 75 bucks a crack, that’s comes up to 60,000 cool ones (1.809 million Roubles 43,458 Euros 37,752 UK Pounds). That means that the event was in the red; it ran a 40,000-dollar (1.205 million Roubles 28,978 Euros 25,168 UK Pounds) deficit insofar as paying off Beck was concerned, let alone the other expenses! Not even the Koch brothers can keep this up… so, there’s hope, kids. Like they say in Texas… “Big Hat, No Cattle”. Beck’s goons shut down the RT crew… all they were doing was filming the event. Let’s repeat it, “Beck’s handlers didn’t want the event documented”. You’ve been WARNED, kiddies… if elected, these bastards would trash freedom of speech in a trice. Don’t forget, they all support the concept of secret prisons abroad to torture suspects (as the Bush CIA did in the Baltics, the Ukraine, and Romania). If they supported the torture of foreigners, it’s only a small step to the torture of dissident Americans.

In your guts, you know they’re nuts! Vote AGAINST the Tea Party in November!

BMD

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