By cynicism, by consolation but in addition, to a lesser extent, by conviction, the journalists are with the orders of the capability.
Every week, the heads of the tv information division go to the President’s administration. They obtain notes, a working modecomponents of language to cowl such and such an occasion but in addition the record of forbidden topics which should not be spoken about.
“The manufacturing facility of propaganda in Russia as we speak obeys the legal guidelines of Goebbels […] For years our activity was to sculpt Putin as a hero. There might by no means be unhealthy information on our TV information earlier than or after a narrative in regards to the President.“. A propaganda that additionally strived to distill a foul picture of Ukraine and Ukrainians lengthy earlier than the beginning of “the particular operation” on February 24, 2022.
“Since 2014, in our reporting, we’ve got by no means once more outlined Ukrainians as Ukrainians. We continuously use epithets about them like nationalists, Nazis, Bandera supporters [ndlr : Stepan Bandera, dirigeant nationaliste ukrainien à tendance fasciste, très actif contre la Russie dans les années ’40 et ’50], right-wingers, all to dehumanize Ukrainians. To domesticate, among the many Russians, the visceral hatred in direction of the Ukrainians.”
Marina Ovsiannikova acknowledges it, she too was a part of the system. “Like tens of millions of Russians, I attempted to cover my head within the sand and play by the well-defined guidelines. The battle modified the whole lot, I lastly understood that I might now not conceal and take part on this common lie.“