Skip to comments.Outrageous: Russian TV Anchor Mocks Iwo Jima Memorial As Homoerotic In War-Statue Spat With CNN
Posted on 02/16/2014 6:49:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The London Daily Mail reported this week that CNN caused a firestorm when it included a war monument in Brest, a city in the former Soviet republic of Belarus, in an article on the 'world's ugliest monuments' published last month. This isnt Ted Turners CNN, where a reporter would be disciplined for saying the word foreign in a sentence. The online article from a travel-piece contributor was intended as humor.
A Russian news commentator responded by suggesting the Marine Corps War Memorial the Iwo Jima sculpture just north of Arlington National Cemetery is easy to mock for its homoerotic look:
As pictures of the monumental Brest sculpture filled the screen, Dmitry Kiselyov told viewers how the Americans had ridiculed the Soviet soldier depicted in the war memorial.
He then showed a picture of the Marine Corps War Memorial sculpture shot from behind, so that the U.S. Marines raising the flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima were bent over one another.
'It's easy to mock,' Kiselyov said with his trademark smirk. 'A fevered subconscious could ascribe just about anything to it. Take a closer look: A very modern theme, is it not?'
The CNN contributor mocked the memorial statue in Belarus by describing the look of a Soviet soldier emerging from a mountainous block of concrete looks as if he's about to thump the West into submission before hurling North America at the sun. It also noted that others think the soldier "simply looks constipated." Those are fighting words.
On February 6, CNN edited the story on its website and added a note apologizing for the offense it caused in Belarus and Russia. The day after the CNN story was published, the Russian Foreign Ministry took the unusual step of summoning CNN's Moscow correspondent for an official reprimand.
An online statement said mocking the memory of Soviet soldiers who gave their lives for the victory over fascism cannot be justified or forgiven. CNN then withdrew the article entirely. In a statement where the article used to be, it states:
CNN apologizes for the unintended offense caused by an article from a contributor that was commissioned to be a humorous look at monumental architecture worldwide. Neither the piece that was commissioned nor the edits made by CNN were consistent with our standards.
We recognize that the Courage Monument carries deep and significant symbolism in honoring the soldiers who gave their lives defending their nation.
Ted Turner sold CNN to Time Warner, and many remember how Time magazine mocked the Iwo Jima memorial on its cover in the spring of 2008, putting a tree in place of the flag to illustrate an article on "How to Win the War on Global Warming" -- under Time editor Richard Stengel, now working in President Obama's State Department.
PS: Ted Turner once lauded the Soviet Union on TV as a "great success."
PPS: Gay lobbyists have tried to appropriate this image.
[HT: Dan Gainor]
And I guess that this depicts a heterosexual sex act?
If the anchor had any interest in defending America, the response would have been:
“I guess its obvious who has the homo-obsession.”
PERFECTLY ALRIGHT. THIS IS A FREE COUNTRY. Hopefully the truth comes out in spite of those who can’t handle it.
“PPS: Gay lobbyists have tried to appropriate this image. “
Where did these b*astards do that?! Unbelievable! The war memorial?!
I wonder if the name Kiselyov comes from kisel' which apparently means a kind of jelly.
"Listen to me! I am Dmitry, son of Jelly!"
This is getting funny, with everyone accusing everyone else of being homoerotic. Bobsledders, war heroes . . . what next? Wrestlers? Kids playing leapfrog? Children riding piggyback? Men pulling up their socks? Oh, wait . . .
This next civil war will make the last one look like amateur theatricals at Bible Camp.
Want to be in the new gay Iwo Jima photo?
Pansy-a$$ed little reporters from both countries mocking memorials to Courage and Determination both at Brest AND at Iwo Jima.
That is one butt-ugly “monument”. And the fact that the Iwo Jima memorial causes some commie TV tool be become homosexually aroused is telling, too. Does Vlad know he has a fairy doing the news?
The next Civil War will rapidly change from a struggle for to a mass murderous against...
Who on God's green earth EVER imagined that before.
I reckon that tells us everything we will ever need to know about this particular Russian TV Anchor.
I hear you, 2DV, I really do. No ‘buts’ about it.
I recommend the following reading:
I really don’t understand why Newsbusters ignored exactly what CNN did. Those that died over there fighting the Nazis were, in many ways, much more desperate than us and, unfortunately, fighting under a tyrannical flag.
If I were in your chair, I, too, would be spitting fire after reading the Newsbusters piece without knowing the rest of it; I spent a bunch of time on WWII history when I was in school and this pinged a few memories. That was before the web; a book paints a much more emotional picture, but the first link does it fairly well.
Oh, I have nothing but respect for many of the Russians who fought the Wehrmacht and Waffen SS, except for those who raped and killed civilians.