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Spot The Difference

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The public furore over the closure of state TV in Greece will likely be nothing compared to the glaring similarities of the new Greek state TV to the Russian broadcasting channel of Mikhail Gorbachev. It seems the Russian influence in Cyprus has leaked into its close neighbor as the following two images suggest.


The 'New' Greek State TV 2013...


The 'Old' Russian State TV...


Did the kind Russians lend the Greeks their background slide pack?


Source: Koutipandoras.org

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Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:03 | 3742151 icanhasbailout
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File under "not coincidence"

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:50 | 3742325 FlipFlop
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Blah blah blah pure coincidence.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 16:39 | 3742765 SilverIsKing
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Those look nothing alike.  There's a bald old man in the middle of one of them.  When he shows up in the top slide, then maybe I'll see the similarity.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:05 | 3742153 Cult_of_Reason
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Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:19 | 3742206 HelluvaEngineer
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I was thinking "stock image"

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:39 | 3742278 NoDebt
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I was thinking in a bucks-down TV network, you don't have the time or money to build your own graphics.  So you "borrow" them from some other place far enough away in distance and time that probably nobody will notice or care.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:47 | 3742318 Oh regional Indian
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The global masters of propaganda are the russians. They have the pernicious hollywood establishment totally infiltrated and beaten by a mile.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 16:01 | 3742616 U4 eee aaa
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They should have at least flipped the image

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:05 | 3742157 Ivanovich
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Meet the new boss, same as the old.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:05 | 3742158 kralizec
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Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:09 | 3742169 Charles Nelson ...
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guess its only a matter of time before the greek gov't starts whacking their own citizens.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:21 | 3742219 Toolshed
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I think you are confused. The article relates Greece to Russia......not the USA.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:10 | 3742170 Dubaibanker
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Russian banks will be stronger than European banks.

New tax haven coming in Russia.

Russian lost a few billion dollars in Cyprus but the Govt did not lose anything.

25% of the money in Cyprus was from UK but no one said 'dirty British money'. Lol.

Excellent read.



Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:36 | 3742270 Herd Redirectio...
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The money was from the UK, but who said the money belonged to Brits?  City of London, baby.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:11 | 3742175 Seasmoke
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Well the brown background does go better with the shit stain on his head. 

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:16 | 3742190 adr
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Maybe Russian TVs only had a red phosphor. Save on manufacturing costs and it would go so well with all the red and black propaganda.

Certainly looks like that video of Gorby is lacking blue and green.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:51 | 3742331 Agent P
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No, that's a full color picture...that's just how things look in Russia.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:17 | 3742194 Yen Cross
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  The Russians probably recycled that template from an old Amerikan T.V. station. (looks similar to the old "Wide World of Sports", reporting templates)

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:17 | 3742195 reTARD
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That's just tinfoil hat stuff. ;-)

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:40 | 3742282 Colonel Klink
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Unnnnnnnntil it's not!

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:18 | 3742198 SmittyinLA
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LOL, Lazy Commies, its always easier to steal somebody's intellectual property than make their own.  

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:19 | 3742207 cougar_w
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But did the Russians do it on purpose? Or did someone just get lazy?

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 18:38 | 3743155 Apeman
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Safe to say it's done on purpose.

I fucking love the message it sends.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:28 | 3742241 HastaLaVista
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Sorry to dissapoint you guys, but TB CCCP (USSR TV) channel is never existed in the USSR and the whole picture with Gorbachov is just complete fake.  

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 15:17 | 3742431 Rubicon
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and here is the correct back drop...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHjrmckJiMk

ZH Propaganda

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 21:18 | 3743592 Telemakhos
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The TB stands for TeleVideniye.  CCCP TB = CCCP TeleVideniye.

What looks like CCCP TB = is really SSSR TV (or, for the West, USSR TV).


If it is propaganda, it's not ZH's work.  This was posted on Greek web sites days ago.=

(edit: ZH apparently doesn't allow posting with the Cyrillic alphabet).

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 10:51 | 3745069 Trampy
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If it is propaganda, it's not ZH's work.  This was posted on Greek web sites days ago.=

(edit: ZH apparently doesn't allow posting with the Cyrillic alphabet).

So you're saying that ZH somehows CENSORS the pixels in a graphic?  WTF!

ZH has become a propaganda outlet, at the same time that it rails against propaganda outlets.

How ironic!  How sad ...

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:29 | 3742246 Seasmoke
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Think they both got it from Epcot at Disney...


Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:30 | 3742252 Dr. Engali
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One of them has a picture of a  relic from the past and the other has Gorbachev.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:41 | 3742289 orangegeek
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Nice shit brown background in the Gorby photo.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 15:30 | 3742493 W74
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Life had character back then.  Now we have glitz and pop.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 15:21 | 3742452 Joe A
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So it was Gorbachev all along then...

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 16:28 | 3742722 XitSam
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I saw Gorbachev in a Starbucks on Sunset yesterday. Hard to mistake for anyone else.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 18:17 | 3743100 Richard Whitney
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No kidding! I saw Putin at the In-N-Out on Venice Boulevard in Culver City. He was ordering from the Top Secret menu, and he stole the onion rings.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 15:33 | 3742506 debtor of last ...
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Building a wall against crony capitalism.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 16:03 | 3742626 shovelhead
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The Greeks have gotten into recycling in a big way.

Look for old Kudlow shows to be rebroadcast with I Love Lucy reruns.

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 17:28 | 3742931 ribbons
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CCCP TB    has never existed,believe me- I was born in USSR. Stupid photoshop

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 03:38 | 3744258 ribbons
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right,it was Central Television-  ??    (as it appeared on the screen) , never CCCP TB

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 10:45 | 3745039 Trampy
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CCCP TB    has never existed,believe me- I was born in USSR. Stupid photoshop

Thank You! 

Tyler has apparently gone over the edge and he's now putting out intentionally false stories every day.  Look back at the paranoid nonsense where he pretends to not understand what open-source means.

It doesn't matter what fonts ZH can display, because the image is a badly-photoshopped graphic.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 03:38 | 3744264 mkhs
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When you're broke, you have to make do with things at yard sales, flea markets, or garage sales.

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