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Published On: Mon, Feb 10th, 2014

NBC glorifies Soviet Union as ‘pivotal experiment’ with ‘towering presence’

photo by rotemliss via wikimedia commons

photo by rotemliss via wikimedia commons

NBC created a stir with how they handled the history of Russia’s communist legacy during their broadcast of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. First was the narration saying ‘Russia overwhelms, mystifies and transcends’ as their Soviet era was a ‘pivotal experiment.’ (Emphasis added, BBJ The Dispatch)

Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage narrated the network’s description of the Soviet regime.

Russia overwhelms. Russia mystifies. Russia transcends. Through every stage of its story, it’s resisted any notion of limitation. Through every re-invention, only redoubling its desire to cast a towering presence.”

In a disturbing description of the country which murdered tens of millions of people, Dinklage’s voice continued.

“The empire that ascended to affirm a colossal footprint; the revolution that birthed one of modern history’s pivotal experiments. But if politics has long shaped our sense of who they are, it’s passion that endures….

As Newsbutsers chronicled, NBC has cast a positive light on Russia’s Soviet past in its November 2009 special report “Better Off Red?”

Today anchor Matt Lauer suggested, during a February 12, 2004 segment, that Russians were somehow better off under the communist regime: “ We’re gonna be talking about the New Russia, how a few people are doing very well and the fear that others are being left very far behind….Russia’s rush to capitalism left the vast majority scrambling to survive. For many, life is worse than it was in Soviet times.”

Correspondent/anchor Andrea Mitchell acclaimed Cuba’s medical system during a March 2012 report on MSNBC

 

ANDREA MITCHELL: Cuba is highly regarded for its health care, and especially one of Fidel Castro’s signature project, which is training doctors….We went back to the Latin American medical school here to talk to American medical students about what they’re learning about medicine, about Cuba, and about themselves

CYNTHIA AGUILERA, MEDICAL STUDENT: The idea is that we come from under-represented and under-served communities and that after graduating with no debt, no worries about paying off loans and having to get a high-paying job, we can return to our communities and work in them and try to uplift them the same way that Cuba uplifted us.

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  1. New Bully Commies says:

    Leave it to the New Bully Commie radicals who monkeyed with 911 tapes in the Zimmerman case to use a global event as a stimulus for their collectivist agenda while ignoring horrific world history. This is the government education system on steroids and little oversight.

  2. Rochell Cattaneo says:

    What does it explain the experiment of the soviet Union.
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