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Tue Mar 8, 2022, 10:18 AM

Huge Russian convoy falls off Media's Radar.

As the vehicles started moving, or not, the Media continues to cover the easy to find 2.0 Million evacuees and avoids any mention of the Convoy. Many, across the world, have put forth all sorts of ideas for destroying the Convoy, but its fate seems to lie in simply becoming invisible to any actual scrutiny. There is one report of the earth opening up and swallowing the trucks
but that was 3 days ago.

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Reply Huge Russian convoy falls off Media's Radar. (Original post)
rgbecker Mar 2022 OP
dalton99a Mar 2022 #1
FarPoint Mar 2022 #8
uponit7771 Mar 2022 #12
captain queeg Mar 2022 #2
Quakerfriend Mar 2022 #3
getagrip_already Mar 2022 #4
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2022 #6
getagrip_already Mar 2022 #9
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2022 #10
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2022 #5
rgbecker Mar 2022 #15
muriel_volestrangler Mar 2022 #7
uponit7771 Mar 2022 #11
MineralMan Mar 2022 #13
dalton99a Mar 2022 #14
sarisataka Mar 2022 #17
bottomofthehill Mar 2022 #16
greenjar_01 Mar 2022 #18

Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2022, 10:22 AM

1. They are still stuck and there is cold weather coming


There is no heat in the vehicles

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 8, 2022, 10:37 AM

8. That detail makes me smile...

Cold slows down ones metabolism....lack of food, water....yea...makes me smile.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 8, 2022, 10:47 AM

12. +1, they're out of fuel and stuck in the mud and still not moving. RA using civilian transport now

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2022, 10:23 AM

2. I read there's been cloud cover which should disapate soon

Allowing satellite photographs. Not like the Russians would allow a fly over by a news team.

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2022, 10:24 AM

3. Several days ago I read that the Ukrainians had

released water from a reservoir and flooded the main road.

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2022, 10:26 AM

4. b.o.r.i.n.g. - as a loud collect yawn eminates from the media.....

Trucks idling along highways are simply not interesting. Even the occasional pod of trucks that get burned out is not interesting because all they get to see is burned out vehicles; again.

Refugees are exciting. Each one has a story that can be misinterpreted. Each one is a ball of clay a reporter can use to fashion any message whatsoever.

Idling or burned out trucks are boring. It's like stopping at a rest stop on i-95. Nothing to see here m'am. move along.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 8, 2022, 10:31 AM

6. Google News begs to differ, part the deux.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 8, 2022, 10:42 AM

9. not sure what that proves?

So a lot has been written. Google "transgender animals" or just about any topic and you will find hundreds of stories.

What is on the landing pages of the major news outlets and aggregators? What is current on the social media news sites?

It's not the convoy at the moment. News is ephemeral. It will come back to the convoy when it becomes interesting or relavent.

Just imho of course.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 8, 2022, 10:44 AM

10. As I write, on the front page of the Washington Post, the convoy story is

right up at the top, in the upper right hand corner.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2022, 10:28 AM

5. Google News begs to differ.

As the vehicles started moving, or not, the Media continues to cover the easy to find 2.0 Million evacuees and avoids any mention of the Convoy.

Try this:

https://news.google.com/search?for=ukraine+convoy&hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen

Click "Full Coverage."

The first hit, for example:

National Security

Seemingly stuck Russian convoy hides mysteries

Rather than striking fear in Ukrainians, the extended column of Russian vehicles has inspired Kyiv residents to join the resistance

By Siobhán O'Grady and Karoun Demirjian
Yesterday at 7:08 p.m. EST

KYIV, Ukraine — Makeshift roadblocks have been installed throughout this capital to impede the movements of Russian troops snaking toward the city in a convoy about 15 miles away.

On some strategic thruways, Ukrainians have parked trams and buses to restrict driving access. Checkpoints to inspect IDs have also been established to root out would-be saboteurs. “We have a lot of presents” for the Russians, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said in an interview. “It’s not sweet. It’s very painful.”

The extended 40-mile parade of Russian armored vehicles, tanks and towed artillery headed from the north on a path toward Kyiv has both alarmed and befuddled watchers of this expanding war. It’s not just its sheer size. It’s also because that for days, it has not appreciably been moving.

U.S. officials attribute the apparent stall in part to logistical failures on the Russian side, including as a result of food and fuel shortages, that have slowed Moscow’s advance through various parts of the country. They have also credited Ukrainian efforts to attack selected parts of the convoy with contributing to its slowdown. Still, officials warn that the Russians could regroup at any moment and continue to press forward.

{snip}

Annie Linskey in Washington and Karla Adam in London contributed to this report.

By Siobhán O'Grady
Siobhán O’Grady is the The Washington Post's Cairo bureau chief, covering North Africa and Yemen. Twitter https://twitter.com/siobhan_ogrady

By Karoun Demirjian
Karoun Demirjian is a Pentagon correspondent for the Post. She was previously a national security reporter covering Capitol Hill, focusing on defense, foreign affairs, intelligence and policy matters concerning the Justice Department. She began working for The Post based in its Moscow bureau. Twitter https://twitter.com/karoun

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 8, 2022, 11:05 AM

15. So we are to believe the trucks are exactly as pictured by Maxar on Feb 28th?

Except somebody has parked some trams and buses at some intersections to slow their progress? Nobody along that 40 miles has some cell phone video of the situation? There are no reporting sources along that entire length? WP is right to entitle their article,"Seemingly stuck Russian convoy hides mysteries", as they bring little to light. I'm thinking the report from 4 days ago is all we have.

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2022, 10:33 AM

7. Seems like their news priorities are right

People are important. A 'convoy' that's not going anywhere is not news, just a subject for occasional speculation.

Is the "earth opening up" bit a joke? I can't see the target.

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2022, 10:45 AM

11. Convoy *IS NOT* moving, its being blown up bit by bit and RA is using civilian transports

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2022, 10:49 AM

13. Oh, I don't think so. Maybe you're reading the wrong media outlets.

Or watching the wrong news channel.

I heard something about the stalled convoy this morning on the CBS morning news on my TeeVee.

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2022, 10:51 AM

14. Ukraine Cold Snap Set To Freeze Russian Convoy, Could See Soldiers Quit

https://www.newsweek.com/russia-ukraine-kyiv-convoy-putin-1685806
Ukraine Cold Snap Set To Freeze Russian Convoy, Could See Soldiers Quit
By Brendan Cole On 3/8/22 at 5:38 AM EST

A severe cold snap could push Russian troops to desert a convoy that has been stalled outside of Kyiv for the last few days, a military advisor to Ukraine's armed forces has said.

Arctic air moving through Russia and Ukraine will combine with an easterly wind to make the temperature feel as cold as minus 20 by Wednesday, according to forecasts.

Russian troops are expected to find these conditions tough as they remain stuck in a column around 20 miles outside of the Ukrainian capital that has barely moved since last week.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 8, 2022, 11:42 AM

17. Where does Newsweek get their weather report?

10 Day Weather-Kyiv, Kiev, Ukraine

Thu 10
28°/16°

Fri 11
30°/16°

Sat 12
35°/24°

Sun 13
38°/25°

Mon 14
39°/27°

Tue 15
42°/26°

Wed 16
44°/28°

Thu 17
45°/29°

Fri 18
42°/29°

Sat 19
42°/29°

Sun 20
42°/28°

Mon 21
41°/29°

Tue 22
41°/29°

https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/Kyiv+Kiev+Ukraine?canonicalCityId=0b66fcc8c4490e8b96bcf6af087a80df429e7ce442645cf1a27546703dbd551a

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2022, 11:25 AM

16. Sorry, I thought this was about the pick up truck convoy

Or the temper tantrum for trump Convoy in Hagerstown MD.

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2022, 11:55 AM

18. "Many, across the world, have put forth all sorts of ideas for destroying the Convoy"

 

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