How does The Onion stay in business, anybody have a clue? Because how do you parody a culture which has already devolved into total farce, as ours has, in the past three years? Seriously? Imagine a world where Roy Blunt is your senator and Radio Sputnik is coming out of the radio. If you live in Kansas City, turn to KCXL 1140 AM, 102.9 FM and 104.7 FM, so that you can keep on top of what the Kremlin wants you to know. Kansas City Star:

A Kansas City area radio station can broadcast Russian state-owned media programming, the type that U.S. intelligence called a “propaganda machine,” for six hours a day through a lease agreement struck by a local radio operator. […]

The lease agreement lets RM Broadcasting air its programming from 6 to 9 a.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. seven days a week. KCXL’s website, which says that it’s the radio station that will “tell you the things that the liberal media wont (sic) tell you,” lists Radio Sputnik in its morning programming.

A 2017 report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that evaluated Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election described Sputnik as “another government-funded outlet producing pro-Kremlin radio and online content in a variety of languages for international audiences.”

Putin’s not wasting any time with the 2020 election, and he’s not even bothering to delegate to the amateurs at right wing radio. He’s sending the real, full strength propaganda, and you’ll get it six hours a day — for openers. Then it will probably go to 24. I’m beginning to think that George Orwell was an optimist and the future we’re looking at isn’t going to be nearly as nuanced or sophisticated as “1984” it will just be a Russian takeover, with the GOP rolling out a red carpet and serving snacks.

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9 Comments on "Radio Sputnik Set To Broadcast In Kansas City — Not The Onion, This Is Real"

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chris whitley
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What kind of crap is this. Get them dam Russians out of here!

elna benoit
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The tRump supporters will find themselves left behind in the New Russian Republican regime. They are not smart enough to learn Russian. They’ll probably end up as cannon fodder as they are egged on by their Russian overlords to attach their neighbors and friends, especially if they are libruls, brown, LGBTQ or women.

p j evans
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Russian is a difficult language. Even Russians have trouble with it.

Darrel
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Well, I’ll be … hitler’s mouthpiece would be jealous of the new Russia systems of direct chatter to huge groups of computer designated targets, round the clock, drip drip technology, a huge step up from a certain rotund mouthpiece on fox, still stuck into bunches of universities sports channels … Limburger IS such an ass, but I don’t think he is attempting to screw over our country … (yet) Time to harass the hell out of the local transmitters, big bulletin boards comparing these people to Goebbels/Hitler, taking common sense out of the airwaves and promoting anti-American processes, expose Putin… Read more »
suzc
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Why bother with SInclair or Fix when you can get it right from the ass’s mouth from Moscow.

p j evans
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The company that bought the time says it was for three months time ending last month. They’re going to have to do better than that.

mb
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Oh, Ursula! I don’t have to imagine. Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley are my senators, and it’s a fcking nightmare! Rush Limbaugh is from Cape Girardeau, MO. The state of Misery is a huge embarrassment for a lot of us. ☠️😱

Sigi
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Russian is the new Trump GOP. You are all aware that Putin owns Trump by now, so deal with it or vote for the U.S next time.