esmaspäev, oktoober 17, 2005

Liars

Well the liars at ITAR TASS - the mouthpiece of the Russian foreign ministry - are back at it again. In the past week they've repeated the same numbers as in today's press release on the municipal elections...

Over 20 percent of Estonia’s permanent population (260,000 people) do not have Estonian citizenship. An overwhelming majority of them are Russians.

Over 100,000 permanent residents of Estonia are Russian citizens.


That's not true. In a recent statement by the foreign ministry, it was stated that as of this summer 9.8 percent of Estonian residents lack citizenship. 6 percent have Russian citizenship. What's 6 percent of 1.35 million? 81,000.
Where does ITAR TASS come up with thier bogus information? Do they just make it up.

God, I wish there was a news service that could counter that garbage passed on as "real time news" that is circulated around the globe as having any merit of truth. But until then we'll just have to live with the liars.

2 kommentaari:

aleksnyc ütles ...

I totally agree, there needs to be counter-Russian media agency. If only Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania could for once properly get along, they would have a reasonable chance of putting something like that together and countering their shared centuries old eastern threat.

KRISTIN ütles ...

YEah, IF ONLY......