US Spy Chief Presents Third-Party Debates as Proof RT Is Anti-US

Ditz, Jason
http://www.antiwar.com/blog/2017/01/06/us-spy-chief-presents-third-party-debates-as-proof-rt-is-anti-us/

Publisher:  AntiWar.com
Date Written:  06/01/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20246

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s latest report on the alleged "election hacking" by Russia includes a substantial section focused around the idea that Russian government-funded channel RT is overtly anti-American.

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The Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s latest report on the alleged "election hacking" by Russia includes a substantial section focused around the idea that Russian government-funded channel RT is overtly anti-American. This is a common enough accusation, but when set out in a multi-page report format, a lot of the charges fall remarkable short.

Nowhere was this more apparent, however, than on the first page of the Annex on RT, which presented the fact that RT America hosted US presidential debates which included third-party candidates.

There has of course been long-standing annoyance among many in the US that the "mainstream" US media's debates consistently exclude all but the Democratic and Republican candidates. US spy agencies, however, see this exclusion as such a core aspect of US democracy that they are presenting more inclusive debates as inherently anti-American.