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Vedomosti article [Sep. 25th, 2009|05:26 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Don't believe everything (or anything) you read here:

http://www.vedomosti.ru/newspaper/article/2009/09/23/214519

I'm told that it's horribly "mistranslated" (probably intentionally) to make a more interesting article.

I wish I brought my own recorder to the interview so I could post the mp3 of what I actually said, which is that I'm working on making social networking federated & inter-operable like email. I'm not sick or bored of social networking or LiveJournal. I still use LJ. I do use it less, now that I don't work on it, and it's true a lot of my friends are now on Twitter or Facebook, but that's why I want things to inter-operate.

Stupid media. I'm done with reporters. Or at least I'll start recording everything.

Update 2009-09-25 23:07: apparently the translation isn't bad, some tell me, except for the headline ("All my friends quit LiveJournal", not true), and perhaps the biased selection of some of the quotes. Many people are getting a different idea from the article than I thought I communicated. Oh well. My apologies to Vedomosti, since it doesn't seem like it was entirely intentional.
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[User Picture]From: thedimka
2009-09-25 01:49 pm (UTC)
russian media lies and blows things out of proportion just to make it "more interesting", but it just makes it all fake, and i can't stand it, but they do it all the time, all tv stations, all news papers, even the alternative ones.
in a way that was partially the reason people liked LJ in russia so much
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[User Picture]From: brad
2009-09-25 01:53 pm (UTC)
So you're saying all of Russian media is FOX News? :)
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[User Picture]From: schernyshev
2009-09-25 01:58 pm (UTC)
I believe, Fox and alike are the only western example they care to see and they follow their lead.
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[User Picture]From: thedimka
2009-09-25 02:26 pm (UTC)
I'd say at least 50%, and the other half is much worse
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[User Picture]From: mirritil
2009-09-25 07:33 pm (UTC)
FOX News (or any US media) is much better
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From: ex_topk
2009-09-26 12:25 pm (UTC)
oh please brad
like new york times or any other media doesn't lie
republicans have their one outlet - fox
where as the leftists have the ENTIRE american established media
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[User Picture]From: timdziadko
2009-09-25 03:54 pm (UTC)
чем вы это докажите? (how you can prove it?)
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[User Picture]From: no_gritzko_here
2009-09-25 06:37 pm (UTC)
какие ваши доказательства? ™
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[User Picture]From: thedimka
2009-09-26 09:48 pm (UTC)
это не научная тема требующая доказательств. каждый раз когда я лично сталкивался и мог проверить обе стороны, выяснялось что просто кошмар.
от знакомых, которым могу доверять я слышу тоже самое. пока не было прециндента который бы заставил меня усомниться в моём убеждении.
it not a scientific subject that requires proof. when ever I (personally myself) come across a situation when I know both sides of the subject I encounter horrible lies. All the people who's opinion I can trust say the same thing. And I never seen a precedent that would make me doubt about that.
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