Skip to comments.Why are You Surprised NBC Praises Putin?
Posted on 02/07/2014 11:53:14 AM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: Bob Costas and pinkeye in Sochi in communist Russia. What's the surprise? You hear about Bob Costas? Costas woke up... You've heard about these stories in Sochi. I know some people that are over there and the stories are being exaggerated about how bad the hotels and stuff are. Some of it's true, but the real story at Sochi -- and I've gotta be very careful here, folks. The real story at Sochi is going to be the American performance, the ice skating.
Some of it's already begun. The Russian figure skaters ran rings around us. Now, the early hints are not good for the American team. We'll just have to wait and see, and, it's just like first day here, first, second day. But, yeah, Costas got up, and I don't understand it. Everybody's up in arms 'cause Costas got out there and started praising Putin.
Why is everybody surprised that NBC News would laud praise over a Soviet KGB leader, when they are his prisoner for two weeks, as the televising network? Besides that, there's not that much ideological difference anyway. People are apparently upset that Costas referred to Putin as a peacemaker. Folks, that's right. What do you think liberals think of communists? They're blood brothers!
The communists were the peacemakers.
We were the problem.
We were the ones stirring the drink. We were the ones stirring things up. We were the threat. Reagan's finger was on the nuclear button. We were always the problem; Gorbachev was always the solution. So here comes Putin, and he's a tough guy, and he's being called a peacemaker around the world. That's not a stretch. I got people coming to this realization. I guess it may be a bit of a positive. It may not. For me, it's unsurprising.
I’ll take Putin for U.S. president over Fauxbama Alex.
Bob Costas is a total a—hole.
He has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
I would not perpendicularly traverse a linearly aligned conveyance route to micturate upon him were I to ascertain that he was rapidly combining with oxygen.
I was assured by our local FR russophiles that Vladi was trying to teach journos a lesson by placing them in sub-standard accomodations.
People around here praise Putin. Why should NBC be different?
And the alternative is mac daddy?
When he looks in the mirror the reflection does not trust or believe a word he says or does.
You act like that's the only choice. Personally I wouldn't want to live under either one.
Where are you living now?
It took two years and two back-to-back NBA championships before Costas made the words come out of his mouth, that the Houston Rockets -- finally! -- were the best in basketball.
Truth in advocacy .... I was screaming at the TV set during the postgame in 1995, "Give it up, GIVE IT UP you little _________!" He finally did, like Lucifer on the Day of Judgment. I hope it hurt.
Here. Are you in Russia?
The threat is windbag neocons like Limbaugh.
No,here also. I was wondering since you would rather not live under either.
One difference is that we’ll eventually be rid of Obama. For Putin, once he hits his term limit then he can put a patsy in office for a couple of years and then become president again. He did it before, why not a second time? It’s never-ending.
Obama, Limbaugh and Putin - two of them love their country.
I don’t trust Putin, I’m sure he’s not particularly friendly to true freedom. However I respect Putin,
his knowledge and ability’s. He might not be an
enemy of America, he probably is not our friend. He
is looking out for the interests of Russia which of
course serves his interests. He might not be wonderful
but he’s is a damn sight better for Russia than Obama
is for America.