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Re: Unconfirmed propaganda... "Inane thread of the week"
> In the old Soviet Union there was an auto race, between the USA
> and the USSR. Two cars. The USA car won, USSR's car got second.
> Pravda reported, "the USSR's car came in second, the USA's car
> finished next to last".
I used to laugh at this joke when I lived in the USSR. Now I live in the USA
and laugh at the American mass media, who's typical reports during the
recent Olympic Games in Atlanta sounded like this:
"our boys were doing wery well, the struggle was hot and intense and they
would've definetely won, but a vexatious misfortune caused them to take an
honorable 17th place":):):)
Naturally, the first place went to a Russian team, about which a very scarce
comment would've been made.
Also, American mass media traditionally does not cover the types of sports
(and their name is legion) where Americans don't win, and/or which they did
The moral of this tale: mass media stinks internationally.
Also, as far as the *horray-patriotism* goes, the USA quite successefully
rival the USSR. Quite easily observed by a traned eye of somebody, who has
lived in both countries. A number of my fellow-country men on the list would
probably confirm this.
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