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  • Does Anyone Else See The Humor Here?

    The humor is what is implied.

    BBC Suspends Reporting in Russia After New Law

    Britain's BBC said Friday it would temporarily suspend the work of all its journalists and support staff in Russia following the introduction of a new law that could jail anyone intentionally spreading "fake" news.

    Tim Davie, the director general of the BBC, said in a statement the legislation appears to criminalize the process of independent journalism.

    "It leaves us no other option than to temporarily suspend the work of all BBC News journalists and their support staff within the Russian Federation while we assess the full implications of this unwelcome development," he said.

    2022 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.


    https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/bbc...aw-2022-03-04/
    "You should just assume going forward that if I am ever wrong it is a typo" - Backup
    "
    Reality simply does not change based upon consensus or desire." - rogue

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    Originally posted by Ronson View Post
    The humor is what is implied.

    BBC Suspends Reporting in Russia After New Law

    Britain's BBC said Friday it would temporarily suspend the work of all its journalists and support staff in Russia following the introduction of a new law that could jail anyone intentionally spreading "fake" news.

    Tim Davie, the director general of the BBC, said in a statement the legislation appears to criminalize the process of independent journalism.

    "It leaves us no other option than to temporarily suspend the work of all BBC News journalists and their support staff within the Russian Federation while we assess the full implications of this unwelcome development," he said.

    2022 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.


    https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/bbc...aw-2022-03-04/
    Hmmm. Very interesting. I guess it depends on who's in charge of declaring what is and is not "fake news"

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    • #3
      So they just admitted that they were reporting fake news in Russia. Wonder what Gond will say?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post

        Hmmm. Very interesting. I guess it depends on who's in charge of declaring what is and is not "fake news"
        If Russia came up with a new law that said it will begin prosecuting restaurants that serve poison, and McDonald's immediately suspended business, the implication is the same.

        I'm not saying anything about the BBC's accuracy in news reporting, but its reaction to the law, and Davie calling a 'fake news' law an "unwelcome development", implies that the BBC is fake news. The BBC stepped in it through their actions and comments. I would think they would be more careful. Words are their business.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ronson View Post

          If Russia came up with a new law that said it will begin prosecuting restaurants that serve poison, and McDonald's immediately suspended business, the implication is the same.

          I'm not saying anything about the BBC's accuracy in news reporting, but its reaction to the law, and Davie calling a 'fake news' law an "unwelcome development", implies that the BBC is fake news. The BBC stepped in it through their actions and comments. I would think they would be more careful - words are their business.
          As CD noted -

          Just a response to "no telling what Russia might decide is fake news" is all. On past performance, "fake news" would be anything that doesn't conform with the party line.
          1Cor 15:34 εκνηψατε δικαιως και μη αμαρτανετε αγνωσιαν γαρ θεου τινες εχουσιν προς εντροπην υμιν λεγω
          Come to your senses as you ought and stop sinning; for I say to your shame, there are some who know not God.
          .
          "when the church no longer teaches its people why they believe what they believe, the world will often step in and fill in the gaps." Ryan Danker

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sparko View Post
            So they just admitted that they were reporting fake news in Russia. Wonder what Gond will say?
            I know! Wouldn't you expect the BBC to have a better response than this? They sound guilty.
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            Reality simply does not change based upon consensus or desire." - rogue

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            • #7


              Rereading the article they are saying that the Russians made this new law regarding "fake" news. Which means they would jail any BBC Russian reporters that told the truth.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tabibito View Post

                As CD noted -

                Just a response to "no telling what Russia might decide is fake news" is all. On past performance, "fake news" would be anything that doesn't conform with the party line.
                No, you're missing the joke.
                "You should just assume going forward that if I am ever wrong it is a typo" - Backup
                "
                Reality simply does not change based upon consensus or desire." - rogue

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sparko View Post

                  Rereading the article they are saying that the Russians made this new law regarding "fake" news. Which means they would jail any BBC Russian reporters that told the truth.
                  Yes, the law itself and what the Russians intend to do with it isn't the point. It is the BBC's reaction - their lack of clarity - which makes them sound guilty. That's the joke.

                  They should have said something like "The BBC always strives to give accurate news. But because we don't trust the people who will be policing this law, we have decided to shut down operations in Russia." Something along those lines.
                  "You should just assume going forward that if I am ever wrong it is a typo" - Backup
                  "
                  Reality simply does not change based upon consensus or desire." - rogue

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ronson View Post

                    Yes, the law itself and what the Russians intend to do with it isn't the point. It is the BBC's reaction - their lack of clarity - which makes them sound guilty. That's the joke.

                    They should have said something like "The BBC always strives to give accurate news. But because we don't trust the people who will be policing this law, we have decided to shut down operations in Russia." Something along those lines.
                    When I read your OP I thought you were saying that the UK made some law about reporting fake news (I wouldn't put it past them) and so the BBC stopped reporting on Russia. Thus my first comment.

                    Yeah they were just protecting their reporters in Russia who could have been jailed for reporting that this was all Putin's unprovoked war.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                      So they just admitted that they were reporting fake news in Russia. Wonder what Gond will say?
                      "So when you actually get the virus, you're going to start producing antibodies against multiple pieces of the virus. So, your antibodies are probably better at that point than the vaccination."
                      - Pfizer Scientist Chris Croce

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

                        Never mind. I misread the OP.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ronson View Post

                          If Russia came up with a new law that said it will begin prosecuting restaurants that serve poison, and McDonald's immediately suspended business, the implication is the same.

                          I'm not saying anything about the BBC's accuracy in news reporting, but its reaction to the law, and Davie calling a 'fake news' law an "unwelcome development", implies that the BBC is fake news. The BBC stepped in it through their actions and comments. I would think they would be more careful. Words are their business.
                          Oh, I found humor just from a different perspective. After all, the BBC is favored by those who cry for legislation or control of "fake news". Here, they have to run scared because someone they can't trust is deciding what is fake news.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sparko View Post

                            Never mind. I misread the OP.
                            "So when you actually get the virus, you're going to start producing antibodies against multiple pieces of the virus. So, your antibodies are probably better at that point than the vaccination."
                            - Pfizer Scientist Chris Croce

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post

                              Oh, I found humor just from a different perspective. After all, the BBC is favored by those who cry for legislation or control of "fake news". Here, they have to run scared because someone they can't trust is deciding what is fake news.
                              I didn't know that. That makes it even more amusing.
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                              Reality simply does not change based upon consensus or desire." - rogue

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