Skip to comments.How Pussy Riot Bamboozled the Media
Posted on 08/22/2012 4:31:56 AM PDT by Kaslin
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I could have gone all day long without that image in my head.
That "lady" has been just a bit too active, methinks.
This is true, and I fail to see why they have become heroes. I think their sentences should have been lighter (for a first time offense), but that’s just how Russian law is.
You don't tug on superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't tug the mask off the ole Lone Ranger
And you don't mess around with Vladimir.
I don’t have a lot of sympathy for groups who protest in churches. I don’t care much for PR’s “music” (I’ve never heard it anyway), I’m just think two years in jail for pulling a stupid stunt where nothing was damaged is a tad harsh. I wouldn’t like it if Dem protesters invaded the Republican convention to stage a protest, but I wouldn’t advocate two years in prison as a punishment. Three months of picking up litter or something like that would be a proper punishment.
Ha-Ha!!!! Great lines.
the crazy bloodthirsty muslims have been very good at playing the victim and playing both super powers against each other to keep them from focusing on the REAL evil in this world.. ISLAM!
That’s true. I actually think that one of the reasons there is so much media animosity towards Putin - who is undeniably harsh and a classic Russian “strong man” - is not because of his erroneous policies, but because Washington doesn’t like his strong anti-Islamic, pro-Christian stance.
Naturally, there’s a lot of nationalism tied up with this (and the Orthodox Church is as much representative of Russia as it is of Christianity), but what Obama really doesn’t like is that Putin tries to crack down on Islamic terrorists, who as we all know, are just innocent little freedom fighters who want to wear flowers in their hair...
You dont’ get two years in prison for stripping down to your underwear and dancing around the altar in a church. This was politically motivated. Just because we condemn the sentence doesn’t mean we approve of the way these women acted. I still view this as Putin’s Russia sending a message to the opposition.
Two years in a Russian prison ought to slack them up a little.
Occupy got a small fine and were on the street before the ink was dry on the paperwork. 6 months at hard labor would have taught those kids a lesson.
“....are just innocent little freedom fighters who want to wear flowers in their hair...”
Just they way they characterized the V.C., the
North Vietnamese, the Khmer Rouge, Uncle Joe Stalin,
et al, ad nauseum....
A misdemeanor trespassing or disorderly conduct charge? Yes. A felony on the level of brawling in the street and smashing shop windows with garbage cans? No.
I think the author misunderstands the Western media. Infantile sexual acting-out in public, especially in churches, is the only type of freedom or “anti-government” activity of which they approve. They want the government to crack down on every other kind of freedom: freedom to operate a business, freedom of association, free exercise of religion, freedom of speech.
I’m no big fan of Vlad RasPutin - he looks too much like that mincy Daniel Craig, for one thing - but if these trash and their fans in the media and the Zero administration (but I repeat myself) are mad about this, his government has probably done the right thing.
Preety much not guilty
Before you call them and their protest shallow and ignorant, you should read their court statements.
They are anything but shallow and ignorant. Instead, they are classic Russian dissidents.
It is the author of this column who is ignorant and shallow. The author echoes Walter Duranty in sanitizing the persecution of these women on a charge of hooliganism, and pooh-poohing the idea that Putin’s depradations might give rise to any legitimate protest.
Putin’s government is a corrupt gangster government that murders its opponents with complete impunity and does everything possible to thwart US interests around the world. These women have lost their liberty by protesting it through artistic expression. But here is this column, and here are people on this board actually taking Putin’s side in the controversy.
I think poor Rachel Marsden got this story by the wrong end. Democracy, ok I realize Russia is not exactly our idea of a democracy, is a funny thing and governments are overturned for such silly reasons as a fearless all powerful leader concerning himself with the goings on of a couple of female singers who call themselves Pussy Riot.
Putin should have had the good sense to stay completely out of it. Who would have thought that a powerful president of the US would all over a bungled burglary in an apartment building?
He could turn around and commute their sentence
at some point and look like the hero.
If folks had paid attention, the protest was in an church because PR was protesting the close relationship between Putin and the Orthodox Church in Russia which has become more or less a branch of government (which historically it pretty much was before the Soviets suppressed them).
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