#401

trakfactri posted:



command and conquer remaster looking good

#402
#403
lol
#404

swampman posted:


#405

Parenti posted:


sovnarkoman posted:

lol at the noobs getting rekt by spart simpson

#406


lol
#407

cars posted:

crumpled up Epoch Times tumbling out onto the sidewalk and uncurling and sliding lazily next to a trot newspaper



fixed that for you

#408
what does that even mean, i was describing something that literally happened lol
#409
U.S. officials believe China covered up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak — and how contagious the disease is — to stock up on medical supplies needed to respond to it, intelligence documents show.
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#411
it's a ruling doctrine of the big business press in the U.S. that the less journalists reveal about sources, the more reliable the information, because that brand of journalist is ideally a sociopath who thinks the propaganda passed to them by intelligence & security agencies is the secret truth of the world, uncovered by their canny cultivation of sources
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#413
the bbc is now an open state propaganda operation here



highest death toll *in the EU*



then an open admission here of what they see their role being in covid times:



i mean a good commie knew this already but what i love is how it's all so half-assed and lazy like every other thing in this fucking country lmao. we had social distanced VE day street parties tho where everyone dressed like secretaries from the 1940s so that's something i guess.
#414

ghostpinballer posted:

we had social distanced VE day street parties tho where everyone dressed like secretaries from the 1940s so that's something i guess.


#415
Every part of this article is quotable gold


Trump's incompetent response to the US coronavirus outbreak is helping China look good
#416
There's something about Chinese Foreign Ministry quotes that almost have this getfiscal-esque structure to them that would drive the average Redditor into a rage. Like I think some communists online in the West would like them to broadcast cartoons of a huge muscular dude with a red hammer knocking off the head of the Statue of Liberty, but instead you get a disarming cartoon of Lego doctors staring at the Statue of Liberty and saying "don't drag China into US domestic politics to distract from failure to receive Chinese assistance. Please look inside yourself and chill out."
#417
Thought about it again and decided to call this approach "Resistance Is Embarrassing." It's not about threatening vague consequences down the line, but pointing out that by persisting in your irresponsible and foolish actions you are only embarrassing yourself further. And that is sad and causing me to smh.

Anyways, it felt like there was a tonal shift in China's Foreign Ministry's Information Department lately, and I think I pegged the shift to last summer when Hua Chunying took a leave of absence for a refresher course at the Central Party School, wrote an article in the school's newspaper at the end of her trip, then soon after promoted an aggressive diplomat named Lijian Zhao from his post at the embassy in Pakistan. CGTN has also gotten bolder and Max Blumenthal was on it the other day. Normally that channel has been like T.V. Xanax. A real snoozer, but I guess they saw their target audience as airport lounges and the business traveler class, with the idea being to softly lull that class into viewing China as a safe, reliable place to invest. But given the anti-China sentiment stoked by U.S. politicians and media, they have to adjust. I think they need to swap out the anchors though for some more exciting personalities like RT does with characters like Jesse Ventura. Someone get Terry Crews on the phone.
#418
The best thing CGTN could do would be to invest in better quality streams. Their presentation generally shows they understand the value of following international news broadcast standards but if you try and watch their web stream on anything bigger than a phone it looks like blocky interlaced garbage. Just saying.
#419

trakfactri posted:

Thought about it again and decided to call this approach "Resistance Is Embarrassing." It's not about threatening vague consequences down the line, but pointing out that by persisting in your irresponsible and foolish actions you are only embarrassing yourself further. And that is sad and causing me to smh.

Anyways, it felt like there was a tonal shift in China's Foreign Ministry's Information Department lately, and I think I pegged the shift to last summer when Hua Chunying took a leave of absence for a refresher course at the Central Party School, wrote an article in the school's newspaper at the end of her trip, then soon after promoted an aggressive diplomat named Lijian Zhao from his post at the embassy in Pakistan. CGTN has also gotten bolder and Max Blumenthal was on it the other day. Normally that channel has been like T.V. Xanax. A real snoozer, but I guess they saw their target audience as airport lounges and the business traveler class, with the idea being to softly lull that class into viewing China as a safe, reliable place to invest. But given the anti-China sentiment stoked by U.S. politicians and media, they have to adjust. I think they need to swap out the anchors though for some more exciting personalities like RT does with characters like Jesse Ventura. Someone get Terry Crews on the phone.


they should get some of our more unhinged posters on to liven things up a little

#420
UNREAL TOURNAMENT JOURNALIST
#421
The Rhizzomaniacs are zany to the max
#422

Flying_horse_in_saudi_arabia posted:

i love this one for many reasons but especially because the premise is that it's cool and good that the US is keeping its coronavirus vaccine research secret


so this story from about 3 weeks ago is getting a retread, perhaps because the 'it came from a wuhan lab!!' nonsense fell flat so quickly. exact same story but this time via the FBI, and UK intel appears to have thrown their hat in the ring:


my original objection still stands, of course, with an addendum: how would 'stealing' vaccine research impede vaccine development, exactly? i love how these claims are made with no explanation and a pliant press simply reports it sans critique, nodding, "mmm yes, china bad, hackers bad".

#423

shriekingviolet posted:

UNREAL TOURNAMENT JOURNALIST


#424
It's not a big deal if China steals the vaccine but whether they'll give it to the bad guy for dark side points. Unfortunately their stream is too choppy & low-res to know for sure.
#425
if you work as a scientist in the US you have an obligation to leak everything. scientists leaking crucial atomic research regarding the construction of atom weapons to the communists in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in the 40s and 50s saved the human race from one sided nuclear war. please cc xi jingping or any other non-amerikkkan statesman in your emails thanks.
#426

cars posted:

their stream is too choppy


I said it was BLOCKY, not choppy. You see the name of this subforum? *taps monitor* Think before you post, you fucking animal.

#427

getfiscal posted:

my belief is that man is no better than a manimal


#428
*coil voice* man is the manimal
#429

lo posted:

man is the manimal


#430
https://thegrayzone.com/2020/05/20/the-intercept-reality-winner-richard-esposito-nypd/amp/

now, everyone here knew that the intercept are in league with the cops, figuratively. but turns out they're also the cops, literally
#431
lolling at the reminder that former gawker frat boy sam biddle exists and remains employed writing words
#432

Flying_horse_in_saudi_arabia posted:

sam biddle



i was always disappointed that peter jackson left him out of the movies

#433
CGTN hire Mike Tyson

#434
It's quite a thing that modern day Philippine slavers have a daughter who, when given the opportunity, shouts that her parents are modern day Philippine slavers from the rooftops for her own personal media class clout.

Daughter is a staff writer at the New Yorker (Surprised it's not The Atlantic, tbh). Here's her implausible lead...



What she means to say is "my parents don't even know about this, it's me trying to raise my social media profile."

This thread has some facts of the parents' case.

The whole thing reads great to the tune of "Cat's in the Cradle."
#435
https://thegrayzone.com/2020/05/25/media-saudi-arabia-yemen-khashoggi-war-nerd/
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#437
quite a hilarious little dance the cnn guy is doing here, trying to explain that the protests are genuine and not just something putin whipped up, while emphasising that putin DOES try and do stuff like that, it's just not really a thing right now, or maybe it is, but its not significant, but watch out for election meddling, which is definitely a very big deal???

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/30/tech/minneapolis-misinformation/index.html
#438
Liberals 2020: It’s bedtime for democracy.
#439
In protests against police brutality, videos capture more alleged police brutality
#440
A person can be heard yelling,"He's bleeding out of his ear!" and calling out for medics. Gugino is then seen lying on his back with blood spilling from his ear.