Skip to comments.Putin Awards Journalists for 'Objective' Crimea Coverage
Posted on 05/05/2014 10:54:24 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
News broke Monday that President Vladimir Putin issued a decree in April honoring more than 300 journalists for their objective coverage of the events that have unfolded in Crimea.
Among the reported recipients of the "For Service to the Fatherland" award were talk show host Arkady Mamontov and RT's chief editor Margarita Simonyan.
These awards show that Russia's political system works on the basis of informal rules and signals. If someone does not receive such an award, this could be interpreted as a sign of disgrace, Gatov said by phone.
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How very KGB of him
Unfortunately a lot more objective than much of the mainstream American press which never bothered to mention that Crimea was part of Russia prior.
And a good part of the U. S. was Mexican territory for about 25 years. So fricken what?
The politboro and Khrushchev decided to let it go. Now, can you?
Works the same way here with regular AP awards and Pulitzers. No shock that Vlad has his own version.
One difference, here we have not as a state, systematically
bought up, dismissed, or murdered journalists that one party disagrees with. Granted, money is certainly talking, but we have Soros and the Coch brothers with very different perspectives. We have Glen Beck and Bill Maher. We have Fox news and MSNBC. Granted, things could be better, but they could also be lots worse. Oh, and we have Free Republic and Huffington Post.
“Unfortunately a lot more objective than much of the mainstream American press which never bothered to mention that Crimea was part of Russia prior.”
That comment is a false statement and the repetition of a very notorious form a false propaganda coming from Russia’s worst sources of war propaganda. First, the MSM, as bad as it is, has “bothered to mention that Crimea was part of Russia prior.” Second, the fact Russia previously possessed the Crimea in no way whatsoever conferred some special right to Russia to use armed force to invade, conquer, and annex the Crimea in criminal violation of every international law on the subject. The Crimea has been the territory of the Ukraine for some 60 years now. That is more than one-third of the entire time the Crimea was possessed by Russia. So, the fact that Russia and the Russian Soviets possessed the Crimea in the past provides no legal justification for Russia to repossess the Crimea by force. Even the war propaganda using such irredentist claims to possess the Crimea in defiance of the Charter of the United Nations, the Kellogg-Briand Pact, the Budapest memorandum 1934, and the Budapest Memorandum 1994 is itself a grave breach of international law in the United Nations.
Didn’t say it was. But since I spent over a decade in the media I think I can speak with a little bit of knowledge about how our ‘free press’ is anything but free of government influence. In fact, it looks an awful lot like what Vlad just did. Just because it’s not him doing it here does not mean that there are not parallels to be drawn.
People are free to believe whatever they like.
Nice to see that Putin propaganda/ internet troll machine has signed up.
Congrats for siding with a KGB sociopath and his quest to enslave million behind his new Iron Curtain.
Hey, I’m sorry. Did the government censors drop by much to tell you what to print or did they just tell you what not to print? It must have been very frightening to know that at anytime you could have been killed or shipped off to a prison, never to be seen again. Thank God that you were able to escape that type of job and become able to publish on Samizdats, like FReeRepublic. Please continue to share the similarities of your experience as a journalist living in the so-called free world and how it’s just like the Soviet/Putin world.
You know what I’m sorry about? I’m sorry that some people are so blinded by their hate for Putin that they forget how Russia developed the ‘press policy’ it did.
While you and others bitch mightily, the press right here, with Govt. help, in America, has helped strip your gun rights, your speech rights, pushed every manner of dangerous/deviant behavior as normal, ect.
So when you get sore, climb down of that moral high horse of yours and realize that we are, by the day, moving closer and eventually will get fully to Russia’s press BS. And considering Barry recently pushed for government newsroom monitors, we are pretty much there now.
Nah, man, it’s all cool. I see you had a good cry, as all prags do. Putin’s your man. Hang in there. You’ve come to understand a single party press plan. Dry your tears now.
He’s not just my guy, he’s dreamy. Especially shirtless on a bear. Some day, I only hope to touch his robe when he ascends to the throne of humanity!
PS: The sky is blue in my world. What color is it in yours?
O stop it man. The Crimea was part of Russia up the the 1950s until Kruschev stuck it into the Ukraine. This does not make Putin a saint though.