Despite Russian President Vladimir Putin’s merits as a fighter against homosexual propaganda and, for that, a defender of a moral society, it still needs to be acknowledged that he’s a commie.
Yesterday Putin abolished one state media agency, RIA Novosti, and replaced it with another, Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today).
The object of Rossiya Segodnya is “to highlight abroad the state policy and public life of the Russian Federation,” according to a statement signed by Putin.
Its mission statement is basically a reworded version of that of the former Soviet Union’s media agency, APN, which had the exact same goal.
The now-defunct (as of yesterday) RIA issued a statement on the creation of Rossiya Segodnya. “The move is the latest in a series of shifts in Russia’s news landscape which appear to point towards a tightening of state control in the already heavily regulated media sector.”
But Putin doesn’t need to control the media since most of Russia’s media already is friendly to him (at least publicly).
For this reason, the media situation over there is not dissimilar to the media situation here in the United States.
President Obama could, if he desired, issue an unconstitutional executive order that abolished all private news organizations, such as NBC, ABC, and CBS, but the sad fact is that, like Putin, he simply doesn’t need to.
With the exception of Fox News, all other TV news media outlets are unabashed supporters of the President and his policies.
CNN’s Piers Morgan may here and there voice a minor disagreement with the administration’s tactics, and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews will on rare occasion make a light complaint about the President’s weakness, his abstinence from the use of his great and awesome powers to crush and obliterate the Republican Party, but these are merely attempts to maintain the illusion that they’re objective news analysts, that they’re no one’s slaves.
Despite these rare face-saving efforts, a casual viewer would not fail to determine that these mainstream-media pundits are in fact pining to get into the President’s pants.
This is more or less the situation in Russia. The difference is that Obama does not need to enforce the media’s collusion; they’re all too willing and eager to be used.