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April 20, 2005

Condi, On How Russia Needs an Independent Media

This is a hoot:

Speaking in an interview on the radio station Ekho Moskvy, (Condoleezza) Rice renewed charges that Russia had some distance to go in developing its democracy, including allowing the growth of an independent media free from Kremlin pressure.


"There should not be so much concentration of power just in the presidency, there needs to be an independent media ... so that the Russian people can debate and decide together the democratic future of Russia," she said in reply to questions from the public sent in to the radio station via the Internet.

That's the funniest thing I've read all day!!!! Hoo-Hoo!!!

It's not like the Bush Administration tries to influence the media. Or heaven forbid, encourage the paying of pundits to proselytize for their agenda, provide dressed up "news releases" to the media which get shown or recited verbatim, or actually have a TV station available to all cable and satellite TV subscribers devoted to spreading propaganda. Heavens No, they would never do that! But those darned Ruskies. It's them that need to work on their independent media.

Hello Pot? This is the kettle. You're Black!