Euro-clowns in full panic
It appears that the corrupted establishment of the lobby-occupied Brussels bureaucrats prevails over the EU parliament. Most MEPs decided that there is Russian propaganda against the EU, equalizing it with the propaganda of ISIS! Hypocrisy skyrockets, as everyone knows that the Western propaganda through the corporate media is absolutely certain, most aggressive and uninterrupted for decades. Those media owned by the same lobbyists who have occupied Brussels and DC.
There’s news. There’s fake news. And then there’s “pseudo” news, which according to the European Parliament, encompasses any Russian media which doesn’t adhere to a Western narrative and neglects to present an entirely pro-EU perspective on world events.
In a completely bonkers move this week, the EU Parliament approved a resolution to counter “Russian propaganda” and the “intrusion of Russian media” into the EU. The resolution was adopted with 304 MEPs voting in favor, 179 MEPs voting against it and 208 abstaining. The most bizarre part, however, is that the resolution lumped Russian media in with Islamist propaganda of the kind spread by terror groups like the so-called Islamic State. Thus Russian media is put on the same level with videos of ISIS beheadings and incitements to mass murder.
According to the resolution, Russian media exists to “undermine the very notion of objective information or ethical journalism,” and one of its methods is to cast all other information “as biased or as an instrument of political power.”
The real hypocrisy here is that this last part almost exactly describes how Brussels regards any media critical of its own actions. The resolution criticizes channels like RT for casting other news sources as biased or as instruments of political power while smearing anyone who associates with the Russian media as Kremlin puppets, bought and paid for by Vladimir Putin — and yet the irony appears completely lost on them.
The resolution simply shows their panic, as they see that their propaganda is less and less effective to the Western societies.
Several MEPs expressed their disagreement over the decision:
Sputnik was specifically mentioned during the session of parliament by British MEP Steven Woolfe, who stepped out with criticism of Fotyga's resolution during its debate, joining the dozens of European and Russian politicians, journalists and commentators who have already done so.
Supporters and opponents of the bill loudly accused one another of having succumbed to propaganda, something Sputnik France suggested instantly brought to mind associations with George Orwell's famous novel 1984.
At the same time, observers point out that the large number of abstentions is an indication that actual opposition to the resolution was even higher, since most MEPs are usually forced to vote alongside their parliamentary factions, with abstention being the only effective way to oppose toeing the party line.
Numerous MEPs also called out the bill as a destructive effort by Brussels to "fuel a new Cold War" with Russia amid the potential for thawed relations between Moscow and Washington.