By Andrey Shipilov, Cyprus
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Just now my teacher called me, an Aikido trainer, a very clever and reasonable man. He called me for clarification on the “Russian military bases in Cyprus.”
I told him that it is a fake, but he reasonably objected that that is unlikely, because on TV there was a report just now where the president of Cyprus himself was talking about how he had made the decision to place military bases in Cyprus.
– But you don’t even speak Greek – I said – they simply put a false translation over the image of the president, that’s all.
– Come on, he laughed, I know that you can distort information, you can change the emphasis of it, but for them to incorrectly translate the head of another state live on air like that – that is simply impossible…
In the end he believed me and not the TV. And I understood HOW they do it.
Any spectator understands that the television can lie and distort information. But he does not accept the fact that the television can lie TO SUCH A DEGREE that it lies beyond the boundaries of common sense.
He accepts that reporters can run biased interviews or interview people with an agenda, but the thought that those “Donbas refugees” whom he sees on TV have never been to Donbas and are actually paid extras, seems absurd.
He accepts that some phrases of Psaki can be taken out of context, but the thought that the translation which he hears is completely opposite to that which she said – seems incredible.
He can accept that the reports from Donbas can be filmed selectively and with a bias, but the thought that they were filmed not in Donbas at all but in Chechnya and not now but fourteen years ago – that is ridiculous to such an extent that it simply cannot be.
The very extent of the enormity of the lie is the most reliable protection from doubt. That’s how it is, folks.
Source: Andrey Shipilov FB