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.