It's easy to brand it an arm of Russian propaganda but I have found the news coverage sober and balanced and, what's important, it does present a refreshingly different perspective. RT is a must read for anybody wanting to arrive at a rounded assessment of international affairs in the face of the fare dished out by mainstream western media.
FT carries a fascinating interview with its editor, Margarita Simonyan.
Here's a telling quote:
“I don’t see why you have the nerve to think that you know better than anyone how to run the world, and who’s marginal in the world and who isn’t. You’ve made so many mistakes, you’ve started so many wars in the last few years, destroyed so many lives, killed so many people, created so many problems.”Update: Here's a link to an NYT story on how RT is covering the presidential elections in the US. Its' worth pointing out that RT's correspondents and contributors are not just Russian- it hires locals. In the US, it has roped in former talk show host Larry King.