Tuesday, September 10, 2013

An Ally Against Empire: RT's Breaking The Set

Russian-based RT (formerly Russia Today) is a media outlet not beholden to the Thralls that control the Anglo-American Establishment. Instead, it maintains ties to the Russian Federation's government, which means that RT's coverage of issues are not wholly unbiased; whenever the Russian Federation's interests are at issue, count on RT as a whole to reflect those interests in that coverage. When it comes to RT's subsidiary, RT America, this general guideline holds. However, when speaking of a specific television show that need not be the case.

RT America's Breaking the Set is one such example. Hosted by Abby Martin, coming out of the independent and critical/skeptical media outlet that she co-founded: Media Roots, Abby and her co-workers present a perspective that--as their mission statement proclaims--goes beyond the Establishment narrative of controlled Left-v.-Right stage-managed conflict. (As former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura once observed, the two major U.S. political parties are no different in substance than the fake factions in a professional wrestling promotion; having observed the U.K.'s system for some time, I am confident that this also applies to the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and everywhere else that the Westminster system is in place.)

As this is a television show, Breaking the Set is better appreciated by viewing it. I've embedded the playlist below for that reason.

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