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Hey did you hear about Vladimir Putin’s shirtless fishing trip? I bet you did, if you were following some of America’s biggest media outlets such as The New York Times, Washington Post, or TIME magazine! Yes, because Putin apparently doesn’t have a big enough PR apparatus of his own, the same publications that are currently zeroing in on every single perceived connection between Russia and Donald Trump decided to pitch in and give Russia’s president some free publicity. Great job, guys!

Personally I was holding off on my criticism of the Western media for perpetuating Putin’s bullshit macho image, so as to avoid drawing more attention to it. But it seems the cat is already out of the bag. Luckily, Leonid Bershidsky already wrote an article on the topic and I basically agree wholeheartedly. I recommend you read it too.

In the mean time I’ll be working on my latest Youtube video.

 

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3 thoughts on “THIS

  1. AndyT

    If we exclude Putin’s fanboys fawning over him and think-tank pundits looking for gloom and dom, I don’t know how many people actually care about these photo-ops in the West, either
    Maybe someone says “the guy is still in great shape”, someone else can think “the old man is still trying to look in his prime”, but that’s all.

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  2. David Filipov

    Hey mister media critic

    The Post’s style section do a sarcastic photo spread. We didn’t touch it in Moscow for exactly the reason you imply.

    On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 4:15 AM, Russia Without BS wrote:

    > Jim Kovpak posted: “Hey did you hear about Vladimir Putin’s shirtless > fishing trip? I bet you did, if you were following some of America’s > biggest media outlets such as The New York Times, Washington Post, or TIME > magazine! Yes, because Putin apparently doesn’t have a big en” >

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