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Offbeat News: Crimea – Media War Games – Featuring Abby Martin

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Offbeat News: Crimea - Media War Games - Featuring Abby Martin

Offbeat News: Crimea – Media War Games – Featuring Abby Martin

RAP NEWS 23 [S02:E03] CRIMEA MEDIA WAR-GAMES. It’s March 2014 and following on from an extremely successful Winter Olympic Games, Russia decides to organise another fun sporting event: and the whole world’s invited. Welcome to the Paramilitary Games in the Crimean Peninsula. Unfortunately, in spite of Russia’s best intentions, the Western Media doesn’t seem to enjoy the event as much as anticipated, and spits the dummy in a way that exceeds even its #SochiFail histrionics. The battle lines are drawn: it’s East versus West in a good old fashioned media cold-shoulder war, with each side firing 24 hour news cycle broadsides at each other with alacrity. Join your host Robert Foster, caught squarely in the cross-fire as he attempts to navigate the salvos, and find some underlying truth. It’s Mutually Assured Mass-Media Destruction: Crimedia Wars – and the stakes are high – who will win the War of Perception? It’s Juice Rap News, in the thick of it, as usual… Hysteria Is Happening.

Written & created by Giordano Nanni & Hugo Farrant in a suburban backyard home studio in Melbourne, Australia, ­on Wurundjeri Land.


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BEAT: Russian Roulette by Profetesa; and Rock da Spot by Profetesa; with additional awesome compoistions by Adrian Sergovich and Damian Tapley.
BIg props to Abby Martin for appearing, as herself; and to Zoë Umlaut for appearing as Daenyrys Targ… er Yulia Tymoshenko. Animations by Rap News fx-­wizard, Jonas Schweizer – aka Kookybone. Images by Photoshop ninja Zoe Tame: Make­-up courtesy of Rosie Dunlop. Gratitude to Zoë Umlaut from Umlautronics for props works; Alesa Lajana voice on the Chevron ad; Lucy Cahill and Damian Tapley for invaluable shoot assistance; and Grigori for consultation on Russian stuff. Costumes and wigs styled and provided by the awesome people down at Rose Chong Thanks to Koolfy from for creating the sync’d English captions for all our episodes

All acting by Hugo, Giordano, Zoë and Abby Martin
All vox (except Tymoshenko and Abby Martin) by Hugo
Tymoshenko vox by Lucy Cahill
Video and music editing by Giordano
Tags: Russian Roulette, The Juice Media, Russia, Crimea, Offbeat

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