Skip to comments.The American Who Tells Russia How Bad Things Are in America.
Posted on 04/21/2013 2:25:01 AM PDT by cunning_fish
Moscow Radio's Tim Kirby Says the American Dream Is Better Found in Russia
MOSCOWIn Russia, the voice of America is strong again.
Alexander Nefyodov hears it every Thursday when he tunes in from the Arctic port city of Murmansk. "It's so interesting to hear from an American about how America really works," he says.
It isn't quite the radio of days past. Soviet-era beacons like Radio Liberty and the BBC have lost their place on Russian airwaves, and now the Kremlin is offering a fresher voice: Tim Kirby, an expatriate from the suburbs of Cleveland, who says he wants Russian citizenship and says Joseph Stalin was a better leader than he has been portrayed in history books.
On radio shows on Moscow's state-controlled Radio Mayak and in frequent appearances on state television, Mr. Kirby is making a name for himself inside Russia as a kind of Kremlin-appointed Joe the Plumber who explains a broken America to Russian listeners.
"We Russians think that whenever something goes bad here that it must be better in America," says Mr. Nefyodov, 25, who works in a small family wholesale grocery business. Now he says he knows "that things are worse or the same over there."
As the Kremlin rallied support for its ban on U.S. adoptions of Russian orphans imposed late last year, Mr. Kirby, who is 31, appeared on prime-time talk shows to say that one quarter of American children take pills that affect their brains,
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In fact I’ve seen some Kyrby’s videos. He seems like pro-gun, pro-life and stand against political correctness.
Are you kidding me ? One of the greatest mass-murderers of all time ?
So far...Bozo isn’t done.
Yeah, the guy lost me when I got to the line about Stalin, too. Joe was an even bigger monster than Hitler was, and probably is second only to Mao in the number of deaths he caused, directly and indirectly.
Pfui on this guy.
From the article: “Last month the channel aired a report calling America one of the worst places to live, with quality-of-life indicators down there with Papua New Guinea. A state-run newspaper quoted a top Russian veterinary official saying American milk is laced with hormones that sprout whiskers on women.”
Equates American quality of life with Papua New Guinea? Only of that talk show thingie likes cannibalism and Stone Age rituals.
Something in Porto Rico did cause three year old girls to grow breasts, but I am not sure what caused it. Nor am I sure PR is really American in culture.
omg- he’s a Stalinist?????
I guess that’s why he’s not broadcasting from the Ukraine
You’re in the right place, Tim. Good riddance.
His next broadcasting job will be with MSNBC.
It's one thing to talk about things that need to be improved or corrected, and another to be a fantastic liar like Kirby. But more and more Russian citizens are visiting the U.S. Something that wasn't allowed and they couldn't afford under those "wonderful" communist governments. I've run into a few of them of trips out west. They can see for themselves what the country is like.
He’s full of crap and a propagandest tool of dictator Putin. People on here are agreeing with because we have a Marxist in the whithouse. It’s still better here, and far better than PNG.
They would convince these useful idiots to relocate to Russia with all of their wealth. Once in Russia, the idiots would disappear and their gold would be taken “for the greater good”.
We’ve got at least one “Tim Kirby” right here at FR.
This guy reminds me of the "soldiers" who disgraced the USA for fame and cheap hippie chicks. Idiots like Kerry
The leaderboard is here:
There's plenty wrong in America that could be--and should be--truthfully told. There's no need to make up hare-brained malarky like this. If Kirby really believes it, he shouldn't be influencing the public, and the Russians would be wise to find someone better informed to tell them about the US.
Joe Stalin killed more people than Adolf Hitler!
A psychopath holding absolute power: He stands as a glaring example of the dangers of totalitarianism!
Stalin's legacy--like Hitler's and Mao's--is this age old warning: Power hungry psychopaths are always ready to seize power if possible.
Don’t see Hussein, Khomeini, Rwanda or the current genocide happening in Africa.
My first thought was, how foolish is this radio guy, Russia is just a hair’s breadth away from total dictatorship.
My second thought was...so are we!
Freedom...use it or lose it!
or “60 Minutes”
maybe he can form a new team with Trotskyite Ed Asner
This was true in days gone by, but now, since the same ideology that took your country down has infected US, we are just about as sick and twisted by this mental disease as you were.
He specifically mentions Rwanda on the page I linked, and links to another page that discusses it in depth:
Iran and Iraq are at least in the detailed table here:
which is also linked to from the page I linked.
Anything having to do with current events would be 21st Century, and thus out of scope for that page.
Dr. Rummel is pretty darn thorough.
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