Es­tab­lish­ment says what is free speech

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Letters And Opinion -

The crit­i­cism di­rected at Rosie Duffield MP for dar­ing to ap­pear on Rus­sia To­day is laugh­able - or at least it would be if it were not yet an­other ex­am­ple of peo­ple pro­fess­ing be­lief in free­dom of ac­cess to a va­ri­ety of opin­ions then try­ing to pre­vent this.

I sup­pose the in­fer­ence we are sup­posed to draw is that the BBC tells the truth, while Rus­sia To­day fab­ri­cates a web of pro­pa­ganda and lies? Such a mind­set is best de­scribed as naive.

Per­haps Gazette read­ers should lis­ten to what the BBC tells them, lis­ten to what Rus­sia To­day tells them, and then make their own minds up.

This broad­caster pro­duces some thought-pro­vok­ing pro­grammes, not least the one pre­sented by the inim­itable Max Keiser (the ‘Keiser Re­port’) which has cov­ered phe­nom­ena such as the 2008

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