Tuning Out

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Nov. 18, 2011, 1:54 a.m. | Ukraine — by Yuliya Raskevich

President Viktor Yanukovych shakes hands with Yevgeny Kiselyov, host of the Big Politics talk show, in 2010. The program airs on Inter television channel, which is owned by Valeriy Khoroshkovsky, an ally of the president who heads Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU).

Political TV talk shows lose audience.
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Anonymous Nov. 18, 2011, 3:58 a.m.    

The Internet will destroy this garbage TV.

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Anonymous Nov. 19, 2011, 9:14 a.m.    

Learn English now!

The cyrillic media is total crap.

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Anonymous Nov. 18, 2011, 6:22 a.m.    

They will overcome CENSORSHIP! Viva WikiLeaks!!!

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Anonymous Nov. 18, 2011, 9:10 a.m.    

Do you have a home address that includes Never, Never Land? Google and other internet sites are prominent tools of many countries and are in no way ‘free’. WikiLeaks maybe so but the same countries that use the internet to their own interest will not desist in their efforts to close them down. The founder will soon be extradited to America and tried as a terrorist for revealing the truth and levels of corruption we are reluctant to believe due to their immensity.

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Anonymous Nov. 19, 2011, 7:26 a.m.    

West at least 90% free. Ukraine 90% police state under Yanukovych.

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Anonymous Nov. 18, 2011, 11:47 a.m.    

Savik Shuster still has a very, very good political show, although maybe not quite as good as in the previous years. Of course the ratings of political shows are going to be higher during the election season, so its natural that the audience fell after the presidential election, but it should be rising again next year on the buildup to the Parliament vote. In absolute terms the audience is still very large, and this shows that the Ukrainian people remain politically engaged.

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Anonymous Nov. 19, 2011, 7:23 a.m.    

Tuning out the Shuster show makes a political statement that Ukrainians are not willing to listen to Yanukovych Stalinist style controlled media propaganda.

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Anonymous Nov. 20, 2011, 6:16 p.m.    

They're loosing their audience because they have become propaganda tools for the criminals in power. People are sick and tired of being misled and lied to.

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Anonymous Nov. 18, 2011, 7:01 p.m.    

Shulster use to be an independant show, hence the lively discussions in previous times.Recently, it is becoming obvious that he is bought!And yes! I have switched off that particular show.Kiseliov have always been pro regime since his show is run on the very pro Russian and pro Yanukonvict channel &quot;Inter&quot;. I never watch his show. This article actually sums up the situation perfectly.

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Anonymous Nov. 18, 2011, 7:20 p.m.    

Slowly he chips away at democracy in Ukraine.....

..stacks judges...

..influences court descisions..

..jails oppostion..

..changes voting laws..

..has total control of army to stop protests....


....and now he has eliminated free tv media.......

How much longer are the peopld of Ukraine going to put up with his authoritarian and corrupt ways.......

How long???


Ukraine belongs to the people.....take it back.!!1


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Anonymous Nov. 19, 2011, 1:21 a.m.    


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