How Russia’s State TV Spins the Ukraine War

From a New York Times story by Paul Mozur, Adam Satariano, and Aaron Krolik headlined “An Alternate Reality: How Russia’s State TV Spins the Ukraine War”:

As Russian tanks were stuck in the mud outside Kyiv earlier this year and the economic fallout of war with Ukraine took hold, one part of Russia’s government hummed with precision: television propaganda.

Spinning together a counternarrative for tens of millions of viewers, Russian propagandists plucked clips from American cable news, right-wing social media and Chinese officials. They latched onto claims that Western embargoes of Russian oil would be self-defeating, that the United States was hiding secret bioweapon research labs in Ukraine and that China was a loyal ally against a fragmenting West.