Sunday, March 01, 2015

Interludes and Examinations

You may have noticed I haven't posted much lately, even though there have been news.

The reason is very simple: in late February, I was hired by RT (formerly known as "Russia Today"). Many people have already assumed I worked for them, on account of my numerous appearances on shows, newscasts and such. However, as I've explained here before, all those appearances were pro bono, voluntary, free of any suggestion, guidance or coaching.

A position opened on RT's news team. I applied, and was accepted. And it is good.

I went on RT shows for the same reason I have maintained this blog, its Serbian cousin, and a column over at to tell the side of the story that has not only been ignored, but covered up, suppressed, demonized and denied. I think I've had some success in that regard. I have no intention of abandoning that effort.  However, going forward, some clarifications are required.

Nothing you read here, not a single word, represents RT's official or unofficial position in any way, shape, or form. What you see here has been, and will be, strictly my own, private opinion. Nobody is reviewing, approving or censoring it - except me.

That said, expect posting to be considerably less frequent. Partly because at least some of the issues I've been tackling here will be handled through work now (in the Op-Edge section, for example), and partly because work is now taking up the lion's share of my time and energy. When I do post, expect it to be observations, musings and speculation that don't quite belong in the newsroom.

Onward we go. Can't stop the signal. Keep flying.


James said...

Congratulations! You deserve this success - and even more.
If they pay you well, or if you ever come into good money, remember to share with Serbs in the Balkans - like a charity that you know is helping Serbs - such as - or even specific Serbs or Serbian families that you can help directly.

As I see it, Serbs who live there (unless they are traitors, of course), are most important. They are the ones "holding down the fort" for Serb survival in the Balkans and Serbdom in general. The diaspora will eventually become diluted or will disappear too if there is no Serbia in the Balkans.

CubuCoko said...

Absolutely. It will be so.

Unknown said...

Congratulation on your new job. I’ll no doubt miss more frequent postings, but understand there is more important battle to fight at RT (where else?), such as preventing 1 % -ers and their dogs of war starting WW3.

bearspaw said...

Congratulations Soko. How best to keep up with you on RT? Sve najbolje.

CubuCoko said...

Thank you! I'll still appear on shows from time to time, and my articles will be in the Op-Edge section as well.

Michael Decerbo said...

Congratulations on your new position!

I (and no doubt other readers who, like me, are creatures of habit) would very much appreciate it if you could post links to your RT articles on this page, until we develop the habit of finding them on RT's site.

CubuCoko said...

Thank you, everyone.

RT's news articles are a collaborative effort, so it's not proper to claim authorship. I will, however, continue to produce Op-Edge articles, and those I will happily link and cite here.