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Old 12-10-2013, 04:31 PM  
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OMG PUTIN IZ SUCH AN AWESOME LEADER. OBAMA IS A WIMP

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Vladimir Putin’s media takeover illustrates some of Russia’s scariest traits


With no warning, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday dissolved Russia’s main state news agency, created a new one from its ashes, and appointed as its head a man who doesn’t think gay people shouldn’t be allowed to be organ donors. The move simultaneously underlined concerns over Putin’s penchant for authoritarianism, Russia’s restrictions on the media, and the country’s increasingly demonstrative homophobia.

According to the surprise decree, RIA Novosti will be replaced by a new agency, Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today), which will aim to “highlight abroad the state policy and public life of the Russian Federation.” Putin’s supposed rationale: increasing efficiency and improving coverage. “Russia has its own independent politics and strongly defends its national interests: it’s difficult to explain this to the world but we can do this, and we must do this,” Sergei Ivanov, head of the presidential administration, was quoted as saying.

It’s not as if Putin was getting much scrutiny from reporters: Most media outlets are already friendly to him. But the takeover of RIA Novosti underscores Putin’s desire to stifle dissent and tightly control his image. RIA Novosti, reporting on its own shuttering, noted that “the move is the latest in a series of shifts in Russia’s news landscape, which appear to point toward a tightening of state control in the already heavily regulated media sector.” Russia is not a friendly place for journalists, either. The country slid six places from last year to 148 out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index.

And then there’s Dmitry Kiselyov, the conservative news anchor and Putin loyalist who will head the new agency. Gays “should be forbidden from donating blood, sperm,” he said last year. “And in the case of an automobile accident, their hearts should be buried in the ground or burned.” Intolerance toward gays is in the spotlight ahead of the Sochi Olympics, set for February, after Russia in June passed a law banning gay “propaganda.” Protesters in the country who advocate gay rights have faced violent attacks—but don’t expect to hear much about them from Rossiya Segodnya.
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:55 PM   #16
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Yeah, the right's temporary love affair with Putin was... disturbing.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:21 PM   #17
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Yeah, the right's temporary love affair with Putin was... disturbing.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:31 PM   #18
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Yeah, the right's temporary love affair with Putin was... disturbing.
As disturbing as the Lefts love affair with butchers like Che Guevara?
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:54 PM   #19
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He got what Iran and Putin told him. Assad is still in. He still has chemWeps. Iran is still going Nuke, and even dem congressmen are about to pull the rug out from under Kerry.

So you agree with Cosmo's point that Obama got exactly the result he wanted?
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:59 PM   #20
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So you agree with Cosmo's point that Obama got exactly the result he wanted?
Obama gets what he is given in foreign affairs. He has no clue and he has the biggest phony possible at state. Congress should cut the entire budget for lurch so he cant cross the ****ing street.
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:40 PM   #21
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Not much different from the US other than it's done quietly.

Most mainstream media here is all left wing. Most national newspapers here lean to the left. Hollywood is strong left.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:05 AM   #22
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It's interesting watching the different ways that Obama devotees react to criticism of their dear leader. Race Card Native just does his normal thing with ALL CAPS and the occasional misuse of the letter "z". And cosmo just pretends Obama got what he wanted when he caved.
I'm not an Obama devotee. I was poking fun at the RWNJ's Putin man crush that has been going on in DC. Try again patty.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:04 AM   #23
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I'm not an Obama devotee. I was poking fun at the RWNJ's Putin man crush that has been going on in DC. Try again patty.
What is this "Putin man crush" you are talking about? Care to link anyone on this board or any leading conservative commentator?

Hint: pointing out that Putin put clown shoes on Obama with the, 'Reset', ABM treaty and Syria or Obama begging for Putin to wait until after the election, is nothing more than understanding that Putin is a dangerous, ex-KGB, autocrat.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:05 AM   #24
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What is this "Putin man crush" you are talking about? Care to link anyone on this board or any leading conservative commentator?

Hint: pointing out that Putin put clown shoes on Obama with the, 'Reset', ABM treaty and Syria or Obama begging for Putin to wait until after the election, is nothing more than understanding that Putin is a dangerous, ex-KGB, autocrat.
Go back and read through the Putin threads.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:08 AM   #25
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Go back and read through the Putin threads.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:16 AM   #26
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:26 AM   #27
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You can fulfill your own requests.
So your answer is "No, I can't find or point out a single example where a leading conservative commentator or person on this board has exhibited a 'man crush' on Putin in the way former Enron adviser Paul Krugman appreciates the Chinese government."

Got it.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:32 AM   #28
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So your answer is "No, I can't find or point out a single example where a leading conservative commentator or person on this board has exhibited a 'man crush' on Putin in the way former Enron adviser Paul Krugman appreciates the Chinese government."

Got it.
I can link thousands of examples of Cosmo Carney's man crush on Obama
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:39 AM   #29
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Yeah, it was so humiliating how Obama got what he wanted without firing a shot.
No, Obama said Assad had to leave or we were going to attack and help Al Queda take over the country. Putin flexed his muscle and kept his guy in power and the faction Obama wanted us to align with marginalized. He even laid a fig leaf out for Obama to cover himself with, by allowing them to destroy a few barrels full of chemical weapons, because he knew that a little political cover was all Obama needed to be offered to capitulate.
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I did read through a few of them. I didn't see an examples of what you claim.
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