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Dayle Record said:So here is a series of statements, and I wonder if Ivan used to scientific method to test these out?
The Russian media has been extremely unreliable in recent years. Well, I guess they always were unreliable but now they are a free and unreliable media. Even though this is not Pravda which should always be ignored, I always assume that no media source in the X-Soviet is reliable. If the international press picks up the story then things might get interesting.
Does this mean that any press but the Russian press is reliable? Or does this mean that reality as we know it does not exist in Russia, and that specially trained observers must report on the "experiment" there? I am impartial in these questions, but I have to ask if people have special dispensation to opine, that somehow makes opinion, not speculation, or ewwww junk science?
Ivan Seeking said:It was a personal opinion based on years of observations. No, it does not mean that any other media source is realiable, it means that Pravda has followed the path of the least realiable such as The National Enquirer.