The Russians are getting lazy: instead of coming up with their own anti-Mueller agitprop, state TV is simply translating and re-broadcasting clips from Fox News. pic.twitter.com/XSad0ehHQF
— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) November 28, 2018
In a tweet that features a screencap and a followup link to the source, journalist Julia Davis writes how “instead of coming up with their own anti-Mueller agitprop, state TV is simply translating and re-broadcasting clips from Fox News.”
In other words, Fox News has already done the work for them.
The clip features Hoover Institution’s military historian Victor Davis Hanson explaining to Fox pundit Tucker Carlson how and why the Mueller investigation is a “tragic circus and mythology.” It was pulled, translated, and re-aired on Russian state news channel Россия 24 (Russia 24).
Many on Twitter were unsurprised by the adaptation. “From one State TV to another State TV,” wrote @zanyprofessor. “More of a joint-venture than laziness,” added @brwr. “Sometimes I wonder if it isn’t the other way around. That Fox News, this whole time, hasn’t been just a high-production value translation of RT…” mused @notscottf.
In fact, the comparisons between Fox News and Russian state-funded media were noted consistently on social media.
It's almost like the Russian Federation and Fox News are so closely alligned that you could substitute their messaging without breaking continuity. https://t.co/s3rTBHlMxL
— NavelWarfare (@WarfareNavel) November 28, 2018
It's called content repurposing. Once you've created it once, re-use it. Don't spend time recreating the same wheel 🙂 https://t.co/XbFPvSJvUf
— Jordan, with an A (@JMegonigal) November 28, 2018
Why wouldn't they? Aren't they both state run TV? Don't they both essentially work for Putin? https://t.co/EUC7jG1LZH
— Sith Lord (@SithLor38390939) November 28, 2018
Russia: "Hey, if you can't be 'em, join 'em." https://t.co/gzH3NSVaQh
— Rube Bait (@RubeBait) November 28, 2018
Chrrriiiist #maga are just so f*cking stupid, its depressing sometimes.
— Mace Windu (@secularfundie) November 28, 2018