Regular wrote:RIA Novosti was one of my favorite news from Russia. It wasn't pro-Western and it was giving objective news. These days it's impossible to find objective news anymore, be it west or east.
This is an excerpt from a RIA Novosti "news" story "published" by "them" earlier today.
"... China's space program is an enormous source of pride for the country, the third to carry out a lunar soft landing — which does not damage the craft and the equipment it carries — after the United States and the former Soviet Union. The last one was by the Soviet Union in 1976. ..."
If you don't mind, here are a few questions.
When an uninformed person reads this paragraph, which country, do you think, he/she would think achieved the "first" soft landing on the moon?
Do you think the design of this paragraph was merely accidental, or it was purposefully crafted by some entity to achieve the effect I think it was supposed to achieve?
If you think the design of this paragraph was just accidental, then why all of RIA Novosti articles are similarly designed to achieve similar effects?