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Putin spokesman: US has 'serious problems' with press freedom
Washington Examiner ^ | September 13

Posted on 09/13/2017 10:56:18 AM PDT by deplorableindc

A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says inquiries by the Justice Department into Russia-funded news outlets show that U.S. press freedom is in decline.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov responded to a reported investigation into the Sputnik news outlet. A fired White House correspondent says he gave the FBI thousands of internal emails showing it's illegally operating as an unregistered propagandist.

A second Russia-funded outlet, Russia Today, said this week the Justice Department told an associated company to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which Sputnik is under investigation for violating.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pressfreedom; putin; russia
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1 posted on 09/13/2017 10:56:18 AM PDT by deplorableindc
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To: deplorableindc

Pot, meet kettle.


2 posted on 09/13/2017 10:58:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: deplorableindc

Putin and his spokesman know very little about freedom, including freedom of the press. Putin blowing smoke again.


3 posted on 09/13/2017 11:02:36 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: deplorableindc

You’d think a Russian complaining about the US having a serious problem with “free press” is that there’s too much freedom. I’ll agree that major news media is abusing their freedoms.


4 posted on 09/13/2017 11:03:54 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (It's not "white privilege", it's "Puritan work ethic". Behavior begets consequences.)
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To: dfwgator

I agree with him except I would dare him to compare Russian press with press in the US.

And thankfully, we have the conservative press and media and the Internet. When the checkers are not checking then then the checkers need to be checked.


5 posted on 09/13/2017 11:06:57 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: ctdonath2

Interesting: the irony. We are allowed to agree with him whereas I bet the average Russian citizen is not allowed to question the government nor the press.

This kind of introspection is good because it might affect change. I can only hope...


6 posted on 09/13/2017 11:10:12 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: deplorableindc

Says the guy who poisons anyone who publically disagrees with him.


7 posted on 09/13/2017 11:11:30 AM PDT by Reagan Disciple (Peace through Strength)
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To: deplorableindc

Oh, we don’t have a problem with the press being too free. We have a problem with the press being subverted by the likes of the KGB while the Soviet Union still stood. If Putin wanted to help us out he could open old KGB files and let us know who they were controlling or cooperating with.


8 posted on 09/13/2017 11:12:42 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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He would be able to recognize our Ministry of Propaganda.......


9 posted on 09/13/2017 11:13:18 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: deplorableindc

Putin’s not far off! Goebbels would be proud of the majority of our media! Propaganda machine for the democrat/communist party!


10 posted on 09/13/2017 11:17:06 AM PDT by Road Warrior ‘04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: deplorableindc

LOL! I don’t deny we have groupthink within our media. But really? This coming from the former Soviet Union? LOL!!!


11 posted on 09/13/2017 11:17:34 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (President Trump is bearing the ''slings and arrows," as he said he would. God Bless him and the US)
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Ha!

OUR ‘press’ have all the freedom on earth... they daily, hourly write popular fiction and pass it off as ‘journalism’!! :)


12 posted on 09/13/2017 11:24:10 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Nearly all men can stand adversity...to test a man's character, give him power." A. Lincoln)
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To: Jim 0216

Russia has press freedom.

Our fake news media are simply transmission belts for the Democratic Party.


13 posted on 09/13/2017 11:42:25 AM PDT by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: deplorableindc

He’s not wrong. Probably not having anything to do with the reasons given, but he’s still not wrong.


14 posted on 09/13/2017 11:51:33 AM PDT by zeugma (I live in the present due to the constraints of the Space-Time Continuum. —Hank Green)
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To: deplorableindc

The BBC and NPR also need to be investigated. Both government funded and a source of plenty of fake news and propaganda.


15 posted on 09/13/2017 12:26:09 PM PDT by Hartmann
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To: deplorableindc
He's right you know. Image and video hosting by TinyPic (and bodacious ta tas, comrade!)
16 posted on 09/13/2017 12:27:30 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: deplorableindc

forget Putin, but I’m confused,....does Sky News, CNN, Reuters, AP, etc, have to also register as foreign agents in other countries? Like, would Sky News or VOA have to register in Canada or Cambodia or Australia?


17 posted on 09/13/2017 12:45:37 PM PDT by blueplum ( "...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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To: deplorableindc

No we don’t...

All the lying propagandists for the democrat party are perfectly free to do whatever they want.

The only problems is they’ve been LYING about being impartial.

But it’s never been more obvious, that is why Trump won. And it’s getting to be more and more obvious.


18 posted on 09/13/2017 12:52:11 PM PDT by Mr. K (***THERE IS NO CONSEQUENCE OF REPEALING OBAMACARE THAT IS WORSE THAN OBAMACARE ITSELF***)
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To: deplorableindc

Says the man that kills journalists.


19 posted on 09/13/2017 1:33:23 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee
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To: Road Warrior ‘04

Pretty much sums it up. The MSM no longer serves to provide truth to the public.


20 posted on 09/13/2017 1:34:28 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee
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