The results of Eurovision contest which recently took place in Stockholm gathered a lot of interest in Russia.
According to this MoFA report, Eurovision began in 1956 and is the longest running annual international television song competition for the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and was created as a means to achieve “cultural normalcy” on a war ravaged European continent that had been devastated by two world wars during the 40 years prior to its beginning.
The 60 year non-controversial success of the Eurovision song contest, this report continues, lay in its founding doctrines that votes could only be cast by the ordinary citizens of EBU member countries (and guest countries), that neither the singers in this contest, or the songs they sang, could display nationalistic themes, and that the winner of this contest would see their country hosting the following years contest.
Last year, though, this report grimly notes, the “destructive seeds” to destroy the Eurovision song contest were planted when President Obama, on 4 May 2015, met with the chairman, Sumner Murray Rothstein (aka Sumner Redstone), of the global mass media giant Viacom at a New York City private Democratic Party fundraising event.
During this 2015 meeting with Redstone (who refers to himself a “liberal Democrat” and has been an active donor to the Democratic Party dating back to the 1970s), this report claims, President Obama urged him to use his “media power” to stop Russia from winning the 2016 Eurovision contest—whose contestant, Sergey Lazarev, was considered by everyone to be the “hot favorite” to win.
Not only did President Obama fear that Russia would win the Eurovision contest, this report continues, but many in the EBU did too saying it would be disastrous—with one Eurovision source telling the British press: “The feeling is that the European Broadcasting Union know how unpopular a Russia win would be and will do everything possible to help the other favourites to victory.”
In order to stop Russia from winning the Eurovision contest, this report explains, Redstone directed his Viacom owned Logo TV network (whose programming caters to homosexuals and their various lifestyles) to enter into negotiations with the EBU to gain the right to broadcast it in the United States for the first time, which resulted in a deal reached between them just days before this programmes final broadcast.
MoFA experts in this report estimate that Redstone’s Logo TV network paid the EBU in excess of $20 million for the right to air the Eurovision contest in the US, but further state that this money was not just for the broadcast rights, but to change the rules of this contest too.
Among these rule changes, this report says, was changing the voting structure for the first time in 60 years from one where ordinary citizens voted to one where a five-member jury in each participating country would have the right to overrule them—and that was used to devastating effect against Russia when Danish jury member Hilda Heick negated all of her countries citizens who voted for Russia and cast all of Denmark’s vote to Ukraine which shouldn’t have received any.
And even though Russian pop singer Sergey Lazarev received the most votes, this report notes, the Ukrainian singer Susana Jamaladinova (aka Jamala) was declared the winner because of this new rule change.
Even worse about Jamala winning the Eurovision contest, this report continues, was another Eurovision rule change backed by Redstone’s Logo TV that allowed her to be the first singer in Eurovision’s 60 year history to sing a politically charged song.
The anti-Russia song Jamala sang, titled 1944, was agreed by all experts to be disqualifying due to its political nature, but the Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group cleared it saying that it was only a tribute to Jamala’s grandmother and would be allowed.
However, this report says, Jamala’s true motivations for singing her anti-Russian song was revealed in a secret telephone recording when she believed she was speaking to the Ukrainian Minister of Culture and said that they had to be “wise and careful,” so as not to reveal the song’s real “secret”.
With the Eurovision contest now being destroyed by President Obama’s machinations, this report concludes, the last vestige of true European unity has now been cast aside—and with a continent already suffering from massive illegal Islamic terrorist infiltration, and many of its nation teetering on the brink of economic collapse, the effects of this destruction has made even more miserable the lives of the peoples living there than it was before.