Russia’s been doing propaganda for years. You’d think they’d be a little better at it by now.
Alas, we’re not sure that even the most diehard Russian nationalist would actually believe any of this stuff is legit.
First, there’s this footage from the Luhansk People’s Republic, one of the separatist territories within Ukraine supported by Vladimir Putin:
NEW: The LPR claims mortar fire from Ukrainian forces hit a house belonging to occupants who had recently evacuated to Russia. The speaker holds up a paper with the date, 22.02.2022, in an apparent attempt to show that the incident wasn’t pre-recorded. pic.twitter.com/CWDaSzzfN7
— Charlotte Lawson (@lawsonreports) February 22, 2022
What more evidence do we need?
It checks out, he does hold a paper with the date 22.02.2022, it must have happened.
— Yunus (@yncqd) February 22, 2022
I’ve printed stuff out before so I can confirm only today’s date comes out the printer
— Minesweeper champ ‘93 (@thelucyfordeps) February 22, 2022
this has to be real because I just tried to use my printer to print a piece of paper with tomorrow's date on it and the printer said, no, that would be dishonest, and refused to print it https://t.co/f61rqX6qVJ
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) February 23, 2022
— Georghurt (@georghurt) February 22, 2022
That might as well be what the piece of paper said.
I seldom laugh out loud at things on the internet but this… this was was one of those occasions. Amazing.
— Nils Bernhardsson (@Nilsbern) February 23, 2022
You wanna see something really amazing? Check out this Russian TV footage:
— Janis Kluge (@jakluge) February 23, 2022
This attack from Tim the Enchanter must be condemned in the strongest terms https://t.co/iRX1RH7Mmr
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) February 23, 2022
It reminds me of this nonsense from RT on Monday, which seems like they stole from a Monty Python sketch https://t.co/M3BNksLA2r
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 23, 2022
— AG (@AGHamilton29) February 23, 2022
LMAO Russians are throwing flashbangs around trying desperately to lie about attacks on Russian journalists. https://t.co/twTfYd26sQ
— Michael Paulauski (@mike10010100) February 23, 2022
Whoever their special effects guy is needs to be fired immediately . https://t.co/b42LDIfTTZ
— Chuck Noland (@TRayUltraRun) February 23, 2022
could they not afford someone to do a decent explosion to make this fake video? you could get most youtubers to do better, even the ones that do make up tutorials. https://t.co/YYAMtJe99u
— Chris Lewis (@ChrisTheLewis) February 23, 2022
— Dusty (@DustinGiebel) February 23, 2022
— Manu (@PuenteUribarri) February 23, 2022
There’s better acting in Spanish telenovelas https://t.co/FsJ6OwVvAw
— godlessskeptic (@TSkeptic420) February 23, 2022
They’re not even trying anymore https://t.co/hfDvDrkKTu
— oliver smith (@oliversmith36) February 23, 2022
God this is terrible https://t.co/64M51zUDVD
— Pvt Johnson 🇬🇧 – 343H8r (@greeniegoby) February 23, 2022
Of course it’s terrible. That said, we can’t wait to see what they’ll report tomorrow!
— Omicromulent (@mazbrakin) February 23, 2022
Hope our media is learning from this …
Jim Acosta taking notes. https://t.co/JZnaq3z6uJ
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) February 23, 2022