DISINFO: Anglo-Saxons are at the edge of anti-Russian attack, Germany is semi-occupied by the US
DISINFORMATION CASE DETAILS
  • Outlet: RIA (archived)* sputnik.by (archived)*
  • Date of publication: July 07, 2020
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 206
  • Countries / regions discussed: Germany, US, Russia
Tags:
Anti-Russian Anglo-Saxon Puppets US presence in Europe Media Russophobia

DISINFO: Anglo-Saxons are at the edge of anti-Russian attack, Germany is semi-occupied by the US

SUMMARY

Some time ago the West created media in their contemporary understanding. Since then the freedom of speech and the free spread of information have turned into one of the West’s trump cards in its struggle against ideological and geopolitical opponents. Anglo-Saxons remain at the edge of anti-Russian attack, they are its driving force. At the same time lately, Anglo-Saxons have been losing the support of their closet allies who prefer a more neutral approach to Russophobia. Currently, anti-Russian positions of leading German media run counter to the politics of German ruling establishment, which defends common projects with Russia and tries to get rid of the half-occupational dependency on the US. Extreme subordination and unequivocal loyalty of key German media outlets to Washington remain.

RESPONSE

This is a mix of recurring pro-Kremlin propaganda narratives about lost sovereignty / external control, Western Russophobia and anti-Russian activities, and conspiracy about US-controlled media in Europe. In the pro-Kremlin media, the term “Anglo-Saxons” means “evil”, “belligerent” and “morally corrupt” Westerners, as explained in our earlier analysis. German media, like that in other pluralist democracies, represent a wide range of political opinions and do not have a single editorial policy for any country or topic. Nor they subordinate to Washington or any other foreign capital. Germany ranked 11th in the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, higher than the US (45th) and Russia (149th). Read earlier disinformation cases alleging that German media portray Russia as an enemy, that the Russophobic Baltic States are beggars and vassals of the West, that the main activity of the Latvian state is the trade of Russophobia, and that coronavirus is an attempt by the Anglo-Saxons to control China.

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