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PUTIN PROPAGANDA: NBC’s Bob Costas portrays Russian leader as great peacemaker
Daily Caller ^ | February 6, 2014 | Jaime Weinstein

Posted on 02/07/2014 6:09:11 AM PST by C19fan

If all you know about Vladimir Putin is what you learned from Bob Costas during NBC’s Olympic coverage Thursday night, you might be excused for thinking the Russian autocrat is a great peacemaker on the world stage.

Costas ran a video montage to bring viewers up to speed on the Russian president as the Olympic Winter Games began in Sochi, Russia. For a minute, NBC looked an awful lot like a Russian propaganda network — at least in how it portrayed Putin as a leader in the international arena.

“Just in the past year, Putin brokered a deal to allow Syria to avoid a U.S. military strike by giving up its chemical weapons,” Costas intoned over pictures of Putin wheeling and dealing on the world stage. “And helped bring Iran to the negotiating table over its nuclear intentions.”

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TOPICS: Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 2014olympics; bobcostas; coatas; costas; nbcsports; olympics; putin; russia
I wonder if Bob felt good when be bent over for Putin. Some clever freepers can come up with something Costa would say if he was in Berlin for the 1936 Olympic Games.
1 posted on 02/07/2014 6:09:12 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

He packed his Obama kneepads for the trip.


2 posted on 02/07/2014 6:13:56 AM PST by AU72
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To: C19fan
I guess FR will have a lot of new Costas fans now.

Putin has a whole crew of catamites on this forum.

3 posted on 02/07/2014 6:14:00 AM PST by wideawake
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To: C19fan

waiting for the Putin cheerleaders to show up......


4 posted on 02/07/2014 6:15:46 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: wideawake

I notice that too. Putin’s latest talk about Russia being a bastion of Christianity is his attempt to appeal to non-urban Russians. He is a master manipulator and will say anything to stay in power.


5 posted on 02/07/2014 6:16:16 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan
He is a master manipulator and will say anything to stay in power.

You just described 99.9% of all politicians across the globe.

6 posted on 02/07/2014 6:17:29 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

Why can’t Costas just do sports events?

Costas is so utterly arrogant that he feels compelled to enlighten the world with his personal political views. Frankly, I’m sick of it and can’t stand to watch him.

Bob Costas on gun control

Bob Costas’ on Russia’s view on the practice of homosexuality

Bob Costas’ view on Putnin

Is there anything Bob Costas doesn’t know? IMO, Costas is just another nasty iteration of Keith Olbermann.


7 posted on 02/07/2014 6:21:09 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.obnoxious)
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To: wideawake
catamites

Cast all the aspersions you can garner but truth of the matter is Putin has out performed dear leader in just about every category. Says more about current POTUS than commie thug but there it is for all to see. And the Kenyan was spotted the most powerful nation since the dawn of time!!!

8 posted on 02/07/2014 6:29:18 AM PST by ontap
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To: C19fan

"You're excited...Feel these nipples!"

9 posted on 02/07/2014 6:32:10 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

Useful Idiot.


10 posted on 02/07/2014 6:39:31 AM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: C19fan
The Media's Most Outrageous Olympic Outbursts: Saluting the Socialists

Newsbusters will have to update their list with this one.

11 posted on 02/07/2014 6:44:17 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Obadiah

Stand up Bob, oh,you are!


12 posted on 02/07/2014 7:06:13 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: C19fan

No surprise.

Recall how the NBC crew lauded China for producing the greatest Olympics since Olympics have been being produced.

What do China and Russia have in commonality?


13 posted on 02/07/2014 7:20:31 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: nuconvert
...waiting for the Putin cheerleaders to show up

I wish we had a President who supported traditional religious values, nationalism, and aggressively recognized the threat from Muslim terrorism (not all Muslims are terrorists). I wish we had a president who weren't recreationly causing chaos and terrorist havens in the mideast, and now Syria and Ukraine. Wouldn't it be nice if our president could play a decent game of chess instead of whine about how hard his daughter's HS math is?

Put them to my deserted island test. If you were stuck on a deserted island and had to choose one of them for survival...who would it be: Putin or Obama?

Is that enough cheerleading for you? <^..^>

14 posted on 02/07/2014 7:28:48 AM PST by grania
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To: grania

“If you were stuck on a deserted island and had to choose one of them for survival...who would it be: Putin or Obama?”

Obama....Putin would kill you in your sleep the 1st night.


15 posted on 02/07/2014 7:47:37 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
Obama...Putin would kill you in your sleep the first night

This fantasy would not involve sleeping the first night <^..^>

16 posted on 02/07/2014 7:50:37 AM PST by grania
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To: C19fan

Costas is a liberal A-hole. Every time his face appears on the MLB network shows, my channel changes till he is gone. Cannot stand the leftist mouth piece.


17 posted on 02/07/2014 7:52:16 AM PST by RetiredArmy (All that call upon His name shall be saved! HE is the ONLY way to heaven. Only HIM!!)
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To: ontap
Putin has out performed dear leader in just about every category

Has he?

In what ways exactly?

The two are remarkably similar: lots of blather and showmanship, complete ineffectiveness, impinging on citizens' rights, etc.

Two insecure loudmouth morons.

18 posted on 02/07/2014 7:59:39 AM PST by wideawake
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To: wideawake

Just off the top of my head do you recall the Syrian debacle, the Libyan debacle the Russians are on the ascent and where are we heading!!!!!


19 posted on 02/07/2014 8:05:05 AM PST by ontap
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The Russians are "on the ascent"? How?

Because the dictator they are propping up in Syria is still clinging to power?

Wow, what an achievement.

Maybe because the ruble has lost almost 25% of its value in the past year?

Great success.

Or that its GDP growth is 1.2%, well below the US?

Sounds great.

Or that the average Russian, despite the enormous commodity boom that is now collapsing, still only makes a quarter what the average American does?

Maybe that there have been 35 Russians killed in terrorist bombings on Russian soil in the last three months, as opposed to the US with 3 in the past ten years?

Achievements like those?

Where exactly is Russia heading?

One last question: would you rather stay in a hotel room in Sochi or in Salt Lake City?

20 posted on 02/07/2014 8:30:56 AM PST by wideawake
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To: wideawake
#1 He signed a Flat Tax law.
#2 He signed the law prohibiting advertising homosextuality.
#3 He promotes and defends Christianity.
#4 He's pro family.
#5 He supports Syria defending their country against Christian killing fanatics.
#6 He's got 85%+ approval in his country.
#7 etc...

"Blather?". Have you ever listened to one of Putins' press conferences?

21 posted on 02/07/2014 8:37:50 AM PST by duckln
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To: RetiredArmy

So does dyed haired Costas, who still thinks he’s 18 years old instead of 60, agree with how Putin handles his sodomite friends in Russia? You wont hear Costas say a word about Putin’s crackdown on his pervert buddies. He might when he gets back to the states, but as long as he’s in Russia there will not be a beep out of this little liberal POS.


22 posted on 02/07/2014 9:02:05 AM PST by NKP_Vet ("I got a good Christian raisin', and 8th grade education, aint no need ya'll treatin' me this way")
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To: duckln
He signed a Flat Tax law.

Why did he do that, do you think?

He signed the law prohibiting advertising homosextuality

Would you support abolishing the First Amendment here?

He promotes and defends Christianity

There are other 1st Amendment issues there as well, but leaving that aside, is ditching the mother of his children and shacking up with a woman as young as his daughter a strong move in defense of Christianity?

He supports Syria defending their country against Christian killing fanatics

Yes, Assad is a real hero. A perfect Christian gentleman.

He's got 85%+ approval in his country

Good point. Popularity is what makes a man good, and what makes a statesman great.

Have you ever listened to one of Putins' press conferences?

I've read transcripts. I don't speak Russian.

"As you may know, China and Russia have done a lot to resolve the conflict in Syria, including our efforts to liquidate chemical weapons. The Navy men from Russia and China have an important task to handle – they need to guarantee the security of this process."

"Last year Russian and Chinese service members held two military exercises: anti-terrorist and naval. In the future, we intend to make every effort needed to strengthen global security."

Boy, Russia and China working together to "strengthen global security" - why wouldn't every American love to hear this?

I'll skip the Kool-Aid, thanks.

23 posted on 02/07/2014 9:14:27 AM PST by wideawake
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To: wideawake

Wow you are actually saying that promoting homosexuality to minors is protected by the First amendment?!
No wonder you and your kind hate Putin so much.


24 posted on 02/07/2014 9:51:45 AM PST by DagnyTaggar (Never think of pain or danger or enemies a moment longer than is necessary to fight them.)
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To: wideawake
I've read transcripts. I don't speak Russian

Well, what did you think of the transcripts. Any criticism of the contents.

In 07, in pitching for the Olympics, Putin gave speeches in both English and French to secure the Winter Games.

Contrast this with Obamas' efforts, a few years ago, to secure the Summer Games for Chicago. It was embarrassing.

It's not about 'chemical weapons in Syria', it's about the Islamists attempt to take over the country. Just as they did in Egypt, Lybia . IMO, our administration has been complicit in their gains, Putins' Russia was not.

There's a night and day difference between Obama and Putin. Obama is the former, and Putin is the latter.

Just heard Rush refer to Putin as a KGB thug. Sad. Even he doesn't get it.

25 posted on 02/07/2014 9:58:35 AM PST by duckln
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To: duckln
Any criticism of the contents.

You did not read my post in its entirety, it seems.

In 07, in pitching for the Olympics, Putin gave speeches in both English and French to secure the Winter Games.

Too bad he's better at giving speeches than actually organizing a Winter Games that is safe and orderly.

Contrast this with Obamas' efforts, a few years ago, to secure the Summer Games for Chicago. It was embarrassing.

The incipient failure of the Sochi Games is equally embarrassing. Perhaps more so.

It's not about 'chemical weapons in Syria', it's about the Islamists attempt to take over the country. Just as they did in Egypt, Lybia . IMO, our administration has been complicit in their gains, Putins' Russia was not.

According to the transcript of Putin's speech I posted above, which you ignored, it is about chemical weapons.

There's a night and day difference between Obama and Putin. Obama is the former, and Putin is the latter.

The only difference between Putin and Obama is that Putin is a National Socialist and Obama is an International Socialist.

Just heard Rush refer to Putin as a KGB thug. Sad. Even he doesn't get it.

Good point. When has Rush ever been right about anything?

It's clearly normal for Americans to bow down in worship of a shirtless secret policeman than to critically examine who he is, what he does and what his personal history tells us.

Of course, I'm conversing with a person who does not even know what the Stasi were, and who Putin was to them.

26 posted on 02/07/2014 1:57:35 PM PST by wideawake
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To: duckln

I’ll tell you one thing - to say that allowing promotion of pederasty is about the 1st Amendment (of the US Constitution, which, GASP! is not Russia’s law!) is to miss that and all other issues as well!


27 posted on 02/07/2014 2:03:04 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: wideawake
Too bad he's better at giving speeches than actually organizing a Winter Games that is safe and orderly

So far no major problems. Hope nothing happens like when Germany held the summer games on the Islamist massacred a dozen? Israeli swimmers. Or when Mexico held the games they mowed down a bunch of student demonstrator prior to the games. How about you, would you like to see them fail or succeed.

Of course, I'm conversing with a person who does not even know what the Stasi were, and who Putin was to them.

Yeh, they were something like our present FBI and CIA rolled into one. Wasn't Bush 1 director of the CIA for a time? Does that make him a thug?

It's not perfect,but Russia is now a Democracy, probably more so than us. We should all appreciate that and benefit with them.

28 posted on 02/07/2014 3:12:00 PM PST by duckln
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To: wideawake

I’m not trying to heap any praise on Putin....I’m comparing what the peoples perception of him is to Obama, most people concede he out maneuvered Obama in Syria and made him look like an amateur . Putin’s a thug....if Obama wasn’t also a thug it would be a lot easier to show Putin up for what he is!!! The fact that so many people see Putin on equal terms as the POTUS speaks to dear leaders incompetence more than anything else. This conversation would never have seen the light of day when Ronald Reagan was president because Reagan dwarfed Gorbachev!!


29 posted on 02/08/2014 4:51:39 AM PST by ontap
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