The US is losing the global information war, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared while appearing before a congressional committee to ask for extra funds to spread US propaganda through new media.
Clinton said existing private channels are not good enough to handle the job, naming as rivals Al Jazeera, China's CCTV and RT -- which she watches, she added.
Clinton was defending her department's budget in front of the House's Committee on Foreign Affairs on Wednesday.
Clinton said the US should step up its propaganda effort and get back "in the game" of doing "what we do best."
"During the Cold War we did a great job in getting America's message out. After the Berlin Wall fell we said, 'Okay, fine, enough of that, we are done,' and unfortunately we are paying a big price for it," she said. "Our private media cannot fill that gap."
"We are in an information war and we are losing that war. Al Jazeera is winning, the Chinese have opened a global multi-language television network, the Russians have opened up an English-language network. I've seen it in a few countries, and it is quite instructive," she stated.
Things have changed a lot since the days when Western media outlets, including BBC and CNN, had a monopoly on the coverage of world news. More and more viewers across the world tune into various foreign media to get a fresh take on events.
It is all in the numbers. For instance, RT's presence on YouTube is a real hit: almost 300 million views, when CNN International is struggling to reach 3 million.
RT's constantly growing audience is an indication that the days of media monopoly are over and that people are demanding more multi-polar thinking.
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Of course the commie libs are loosing... The leftist tripe they spew as news is totally being rejected by the American people.
Look how they lied and covered up corruption for Hillbag Clinton.
Despicable vermin ABCBSNBCNN presstitutes.
She's a criminal. Don't vote for her, Americans, please. The rest of the world begs this of you. Trump isn't a great option either, so good luck surviving the three-ring circus your country's politics has become.
Stop blaming the Jews.. .Ppfftt. they are tiny country surrounded by Radical Islamic terrorists . ...who spread Worldwide bloodshed. WTF ,Under a treasonous Obastard Administration..Who threaten U.S citizens with arrest, if WE complain... Hey RINO's muslim imported savages- Are raping Our Women and Children , Our little American Citizens .You RACISTS.. Say it..Foreign muslims have free reign- Using Our laws against US .But killing Christians in the muslim sands they just left.. No fucking Thanks. GTHO now. !+
Al Jazeera is leaving the air, and going out of business... Hillary Clinton, once again, the biggest liar on Earth... By the way, she probably lost more information off of her personal server... SHE is directly responsible for a great deal of information loss and compromise of National Security...
Americans care what the world thinks of us, and we know we don't get squat from the US media (with exception of a select few, such as TYT, Democracy Now, Fair.org, Thom Hartmann...). We are a global village. We care about each other, though the elites would have us hate for their profit.
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The TPP negotiated by Hillary when she was Secretary of State and will surley be implemented after election season is over. We will lose internet access to alternative media and probably access to internet all together. It will definitely be more closely monitored by the powers that be. The corporations will be our government. http://www.citizen.org/tpp
Multipolar approach to news =/= honesty balancing propaganda or half truths. RT = propaganda balancing organization. RT, here's a hint. When you have a good point, don't hammer it home by exposing your own institutional bias. The dislike of the US is perhaps enough though for people to gloss over what your initial's stand for as well as your own categorical dismissal of all "Western media" as propaganda. There has to be some objectivity somewhere. It looks like here isn't one of those places we are going to find it. At least we get a different spin. Al Jazeera English did a great job for a few years; that was until they felt financial strain and had to shut down.
We want the TRUTH and will get it anywhere we can, anyway we can. This used to mean physically getting out of America for a dose of reality, now you can leave anytime you want on an Internet connection. Now our TV only turns on for commercial free Netflix and the like.
I didn't realize that people expressing alternative views was a bad thing. Thanks for setting us all straight, Hitlery. Stupid bitch. The next president of our country. We are spiraling even further down the drain.
Edward Bernays is the one who managed to 'organise' these thoughts, even though such manipulation of popular opinion is part of all regimes. In a way it makes sense to keep in mind that some 'bias' against US will inevitably be metted out, either because ts merited or true or sometimes hyped and exaggerated for political manipulation. In that context unfortunately , given most people arent even bothered to understand the depth of truth, there should be 'biases' on the same level, so people are provoked to think deeper.
Hillary is a 'groomed' candidate,meaning she carries the same 'government on top' position as most of her predecessors. But even so if there is ever a chance for a woman president to shake up the stereotype, Hillary is the only one tolerable to many, simply because of such an image of being 'fierce'.
Having said that , internet has to remain an even playing field, and all of us, globally, should ensure that it does. Internet is an equaliser and even a leverage. So regardless of the geo-political scene, internet should be free of censorship or snooping.We are all responsible to preserve this platform for the greater good.
Yes the true word is speaking loud and clear. Hilary and all your lies were are are failing in the Light of Truth in the world now. Time for Gods people to relax in a more assured confidence of the true ineffable God of the entirety. Good going and steady as she goes Folks
information war? war on drugs? war on terror? war on women? WAR WAR WAR WAR WAR WAR WAR WAR WAR WAR WAR WAR.. PLEASE GIVE US SOME MORE FUCKING WAR, WE HAVNT HAD ENOUGH WAR PLEASE...MORE WAR MORE WAR
its funny when we sow those commend that RT is only propaganda TV than what abut cnn / fox bbc cbs ? those are fare ? they don't lie ? they do there investigation before reporting ? NO they lie to world 24/7
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The D.C. politicians get wilder and wilder; and it's especially very funny to hear the same mouths champion the Freedom and the Free Information Exchange.
As linguist NOAM CHOMSKY said, “The idea that there should be a network reaching people, which does not repeat the US propaganda system, is intolerable” to the US establishment.
The reason your media is failing is because the people are waking up. The bullshit detectors are off the scale when watching the same exact teleprompter feed read by different pretty faces. Regardless of the news company, same exact word for word report. Cut and paste. People have no choice but to go to alternative media to get the other side of the story.
Hilarious. What she is essentially saying is that all media is controlled by countries, or Islam? What does "Al Jazeera is winning" even mean? She is bemoaning CNN losing their monopoly? How does anyone watch this and still think CNN and the other major US outlets are not simply propaganda outlets controlled by the white house? Two party system is a joke and effectively an oligarchy edging much closer to dictatorship.
This bitch is admitting that they're losing their hold on the people's hearts and minds fostered by their well oiled propaganda machine that propagates a dishonest and outright fictitiously scripted narrative on events. And the reason? In a nutshell, the electronic information highway open to the world that isn't under their total control. After all, it's not easy to propagate a lie in the presence of truth. They're being exposed and isolated at every turn. The people have access to information from alternative institutions that don't have ties to the corporate media giants with a vested interest in protecting the status-quo. That is, the elitist control of the state through its economic and financial power.
Now this stupid dumb satan worshipping bitch wants to clampdown on alternative media? Yeah in you're dreams bitch because first of you are not going to be president and second of all you are a thick assed bitch who talks shit all the time and just another puppet whore who's strings are pulled by the elite. FUCK YOU'RE SELF HILARY CLINTON AND YOU'RE FUCKING HUSBAND
+mark s The stupid bitch laughs at peoples misfortune I swear she is possessed by a demon or something if all the rumours of her and her husband are true. Knowing our luck the elite have probably already chosen her to be the next president as they always do then we are all truly fucked.
Yep, agreed. I know I am. And I'm reading a post now about the Michael Brown shooting. Really wish I knew the truth about that one. Oh well, I truly hope this shit boils over once and for all, because the lazy f...........whining shithead, government parasites ain't gonna have anyone to turn to then. WOW, glad I'm not one of 'em. It'll be interesting to see if that psychopath Hillary pulls this one off. Not sure if were going to last that long, but it's going to be interesting.
Hillerarious, OMG, wow the US is LOSING the information war LMFAO... that's what happens when you lie over and over and over and over and... given time, the truth will always come out. and whip your ass.
Oh and for those who think RT is not Alternative Media... Hillerarious Clinton would disagree with you. (And Hillerarious would be ignored, that's what happens when you lie so often people tire of hearing your voice.)
My God people wake up!!! This imposter wants to shut down your news, and make sure only the government propoganda line is what you hear-see between the lines on this-it is time to remove the two party system and get these people out of power
Contrast, you nwouldn't want that in your media, it's bad, like colour. Oh no, colour, we can love that now can't we. In fact we must. Colour of skin=good, Colour of thinking=bad? All brought to you courtesy of colour of law.
O GOD THERE THEY GO WITH OUR TAX MONEY. 47 MILLION FOR MORE MAINSTREAM NEWS PROPAGANDA? WTF THAT MONEY CAN FEED AND SHELTER LOTS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE. ALL OUR TAX MONEY IS GOING INTO BULLSHIT... IM SICK OF THESE PEOPLE
Al Jazeera is a direct take-off of the BBC World News. It is operated by anti-Israeli English factions, who always show one-sided reports about the injustice towards Palestinians. Al Jazeera puts it's shows into a seemingly sensitive format towards the oppressed, endlessly slaughtered minorities of the world, but underneath the display of false "liberalism" is an agenda of genocide, showing it's supporters how desperate and defenseless the situation has become for the dispossessed indigenous peoples, whose land will eventually become colonized by the investors comfortably watching the progress from their homes on the other side of the planet. In many "business" talk show interviews, the struggling rep of some country almost begs investors to come to their wonderful banana republic. If you read between the lines of what they are saying and showing, and if you understand the cold calculating mentality of the investors who also watch shows like Al Jazeera to see how much longer they have to wait for the wars and genocides to clear before they can safely venture to construct their new hotels chains. Not that the US media is much better, as a general statement. Perhaps NPR is closer to an equal balance, yet I think Chomsky has a point when he says the media news reporting is the most misleading aspect of brainwashing to a duped public who believes what they are given as news. Regardless, how can the average news consumer begin to sift out the reality behind all the propaganda?
You know...years ago, Hillary was fairly good looking...Today she looks like a shriveled up, homeless, bag lady and very bitter about it. So sad to see such a fine woman deteriorate so rapidly and so disgustingly.
In other words people aren't sitting at home and eating the spoon fed bullshit that comes from MSNBC the way she wants them to. Damn, next thing you know the people are going to start thinking for themselves. I mean who would notice the cost of everything going up, wages going down, losing health insurance, increasing national debt, arming terrorist abroad and such when Dan Rather tells you it's all part of Obama's master plan.
Since when has the American agenda been covert...
The CIA and NSA agenda to look after US corporatist interests has never been a secret all though its willingness to do so through the funding of foreign terrorist groups, destabilisation of nationalistic democratically elected governments in favour of pro-US dictators and the breaking of US constitution conventions was not well known...
It's no secret that the US WW2 propaganda sector has continued to sell the idea of competitive production and high consumption under the label foreign relations...
When has the council of foreign relations ever hidden its agenda of globalisation through the opening of new markets, and central banks in favour of easy credit and an artificially high demand for US currency...
I think many people in the west have been slow to wake up to the fact that black white, Muslim Christian, male female, capitalist, socialist don't matter anymore...The only ting that matter is whether your rich or poor!
That lying bitch is most worried about controlling the real media known as the alternative media that exposes her and her psychopathic friends for who and what they are. This not the American Government it's been taken over by Global Corporatists.
Yes! I hate the People calling themselves "us government"! I hope their slaves arise and smash them and put away their belief in the religion of statism. Government is another god concept which must die!
Watching this makes me feel proud to know that they are afraid of intelligence. United people around the world searching for the truth and REAL answers. Government liars and deceivers desperately trying to find a way to fix what is now broken, only to find they have no more tricks in the bag. No Fascist Government can sustain the economics of debt and lies. It‘s now only a matter of time and inevitability.
Trust is earned and no one can achieve that no matter how much money they obtain... Earning trust is the freedom of like-minds - I trust in researching it all for myself and never taking offense to anything but simply respecting opinions and actions that promote and pursue the respect for all life.
Regardless, RT puts CNN and the rest of mainstream to shame... Hillary, I feel nothing for - she is death from the inside out... A walking controlled zombie with hairy balls....
The irony here, is the use of the word "Information". How can you lose a war on "information"?. Information is the truth and there's usually only one truth. She should have said "we are loosing the propaganda war"...
The reason the media in the rest of the world are winning against the media in the United States is because they are reporting what people want to see! I cut my cable t.v. subscription and those fools call me up to 4 times a day but I ignore them and I wouldn't take back cable t.v. even for free! Most of non main stream news on YouTube is much better and I watch that instead.
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