[FoRK] RT? Seen it?

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Tue Mar 8 06:40:01 PST 2011

Never seen them on TV, but they have a pretty big youtube presence, and
their stories often make the front page on reddit

On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 1:27 AM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:

> Funky.  For some noise while writing / coding, I left the hotel room TV on
> a channel I'd never heard from called "RT".  No obvious other
> identification, source, etc.  Speakers mostly had very good neutral English
> (with only a too-long stretch on certain diphthongs), nominally US-ish with
> a few mild European accents for segments.  Only after a long while did I
> hear a an identifying accent in a short segment: Russian (non-profit) TV.
> Apparently, it is sort of a Russian cross between BBC and Al Jazeera (with
> a distinct CNN feel).  They actually showed a CNN screen shot at one point,
> apparently to say that they are better.  The video and web site (
> http://rt.com/ ) have high production values.  If there is any charter, it
> seems to be to make Russia a safe, normal, profitable place to do business.
>  Although in a segment on that subject, they mention a French entrepreneur
> (rose florist/grower) having trouble finding people that want to work.
> Interesting.  And funky.
> sdw
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