Putin dissolves state news agency, tightens grip on Russia media

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MoreLiberty wrote:

We have a state media here in the USA as well. The main stream media like CBS, ABC, FNC, MSNBC, CNN, HLN, and the like simply parrot the establishment talking points.

Dec 09, 2013 10:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
MoreLiberty wrote:

We have a state media here in the USA as well. The main stream media like CBS, ABC, FNC, MSNBC, CNN, HLN, and the like simply parrot the establishment talking points.

Dec 09, 2013 10:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
erickdietrich wrote:

Oh no… Here we go again.

Dec 09, 2013 10:53am EST  --  Report as abuse

Upon hearing this, Obama swooned and wondered how he could do the same.

Dec 09, 2013 10:54am EST  --  Report as abuse
dencal26 wrote:

Obama would do the same in the USA if he could shut down FOX NEWs etc

Dec 09, 2013 10:55am EST  --  Report as abuse

Death to the dictator.

Dec 09, 2013 10:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
NJnavyvet wrote:

Bet Obama is jealous

Dec 09, 2013 10:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
margiel wrote:

He is only following in Obama’s footsteps. Our press prints photos released by the WH, never questions the lies from Jay Carney, and plays dead when gifted with an interview with the One.

Dec 09, 2013 10:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
gvravel wrote:

Once KGB, always KGB

Dec 09, 2013 10:57am EST  --  Report as abuse
MarkJan wrote:

With a little more effort like this, Putin can have a state controlled media that is as fawning and uncritical of him as the American media has been of Obama.

Dec 09, 2013 10:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
efumis wrote:

There ya go Obama. Dissolve ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC and make it just one big organization to promote you and your ideology. It will be much more efficient.

Dec 09, 2013 10:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
MarkJan wrote:

With a little more effort like this, Putin can have a state controlled media that is as fawning and uncritical of him as the American media has been of Obama.

Dec 09, 2013 10:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
No_BlahBlah wrote:

Not a problem.

Just import a bunch of American ‘journalists.’

They will be MORE than happy to spout any inanity or falsehood you want to push Vlad.

It will be a win-win! You get some lapdogs, we get rid of a bunch of termites.

Dec 09, 2013 10:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
Dalellen wrote:

Citizens of America better watch and learn.

Dec 09, 2013 10:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
MarkJan wrote:

With a few more actions like that, Putin could soon have a lapdog media that is as fawning and uncritical of him as the American media has been of Obama.

Dec 09, 2013 10:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
MarkJan wrote:

With a few more actions like that, Putin could soon have a lapdog media that is as fawning and uncritical of him as the American media has been of Obama.

Dec 09, 2013 10:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
MarkJan wrote:

With a few more actions like that, Putin could soon have a lapdog media that is as fawning and uncritical of him as the American media has been of Obama.

Dec 09, 2013 10:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
touran-dokht wrote:

Ha ha how rich, how rich indeed of leftist reuters propaganda machine to color the leftist/ Lenin-revivalist Putin and his gang as “conservatives”. Ha ha ha ha, good one rooters! Thanks for the monday morning laughs!

Dec 09, 2013 11:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
jns.esq wrote:

If he had media as compliant as ours he wouldn’t have to do anything.

Dec 09, 2013 11:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
Rushell wrote:

Obama has created much the same thing here in the USA. MoreLiberty wrote about those news agencies that parrot the “Party Line.” I think they don’t parrot as much as they take direct orders from our President(?). Isn’t it curious how these news agencies always use almost the identical language in their parroting?

Dec 09, 2013 11:02am EST  --  Report as abuse

Obama must be drooling!

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RSavage wrote:

When will ABC, NBC, CBS et al be consolidated? It seems silly to have three major networks providing the Progressive news and information when just one would focus the attention of workers.

Barack should follow Putin’s lead on this one and move the country Forward to the past.

Dec 09, 2013 11:03am EST  --  Report as abuse
tchaser58 wrote:

Obama is thinking ‘hmmmmm….’, tho he doesn’t really have to since the media have had their noses up his rear end since day 1.

Dec 09, 2013 11:03am EST  --  Report as abuse
VirginiaH wrote:

Does Putin have an extra room in his house for his ego?

Dec 09, 2013 11:04am EST  --  Report as abuse
TEXARK wrote:

How sad that the MSM in US have less of a backbone than those in Russia that were actually asking the hard questions. Didn’t Barry try this on Fox News his first term?

Dec 09, 2013 11:09am EST  --  Report as abuse
Pecas1 wrote:

Should not be much of surprise; from a Leader of the former KGB.
Our politicians declared him, and his hacks, a most favored trading nation; granting multiple million of loans in U. S. (yours) dollars.

Dec 09, 2013 11:09am EST  --  Report as abuse
AlaGaryK wrote:

The more things change the more they stay the same. Before, however, the USSR was bleeding it’s wealth away trying to build up their military to support their oppressive Government. Today, however, with new riches from oil and a period of, to some degree, capitalism, the Government can once again continue to build up it’s military. The question is just how aggressive and expansionist will Russia become? Will there be a new USSR and visions of conquest for the Russian leader?

Surely more and more Russians are going to see a loss in gained freedoms as it seems they are tilting more and more toward a former Communistic reign. Then again our own country and Government has become far more (less free) than we ever have been in the past.

Dec 09, 2013 11:10am EST  --  Report as abuse
AlaGaryK wrote:

The more things change the more they stay the same. Before, however, the USSR was bleeding it’s wealth away trying to build up their military to support their oppressive Government. Today, however, with new riches from oil and a period of, to some degree, capitalism, the Government can once again continue to build up it’s military. The question is just how aggressive and expansionist will Russia become? Will there be a new USSR and visions of conquest for the Russian leader?

Surely more and more Russians are going to see a loss in gained freedoms as it seems they are tilting more and more toward a former Communistic reign. Then again our own country and Government has become far more (less free) than we ever have been in the past.

Dec 09, 2013 11:10am EST  --  Report as abuse

Excellent move on part of Mr. Putin, Yuri Bezmenov spoke of such long ago. In America, we have no need of state media as our marxstream media slogs faithfully in lockstep to promote the red agenda.

Dec 09, 2013 11:10am EST  --  Report as abuse
Viewminder wrote:

I bet Obama’s drooling over this.

Dec 09, 2013 11:13am EST  --  Report as abuse
joinamerica wrote:

As devoted as the American media is to Mr. Obama’s (failed, dated, ruinous) progressive agenda, Obama must be drooling over Putin’s move. Oh, to have total control over 300+ million Americans and all their money. Obama’s vision of heaven. (He could spend ALL of his time at $50,000 a week resorts in the Vineyard….absolute heaven)

Dec 09, 2013 11:13am EST  --  Report as abuse
RicardoQueso wrote:

If anyone thinks PhuxtainHusseinOblome isn’t working to silence the opposition media in the US, they’re deluding themselves. You can be sure that before this corrupt, illegitimate regime sees a chance of losing the Offal Office or enough congressional seats, PhuxtainHussein will facilitate a “terrorist” attack on US soil violent enough to give him (in his mind) authority to suspend the Constitution to maintain civil order. A major component of that will be to declare any opposition to his authority as “domestic terrorism”.

Dec 09, 2013 11:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
j_n_waco wrote:

A good model for Obama to follow. He’s well on his way, but is efforts are more disorganized.

Dec 09, 2013 11:15am EST  --  Report as abuse
tonyg49 wrote:

Obama you are next . . . you all have the same dream . . . control..

Dec 09, 2013 11:17am EST  --  Report as abuse
PMasterson wrote:

The struggle against the relentless creep of tyranny is never-ending. It took less than two decades for much of what Reagan and others clawed back during the cold war to be erased.

Dec 09, 2013 11:17am EST  --  Report as abuse
chesterfield1 wrote:

I guess he just got done reading the new book How Obozo controls the news media in five words or less……………

Dec 09, 2013 11:17am EST  --  Report as abuse
sbel123 wrote:

Yes, Reuters….You could be next….but do you really care?

Dec 09, 2013 11:18am EST  --  Report as abuse
NEWT0N wrote:

Reuters referring to communist as conservatives… From the Reuters perspective communism isn’t left enough….

Dec 09, 2013 11:18am EST  --  Report as abuse
Flukie wrote:

Where do I apply for a job?

Dec 09, 2013 11:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
dave_r40 wrote:

Media censorship is coming to America. The left will always try and control the media. Right now its done voluntarily by the MSM but that freedom is being eliminated very soon.

Dec 09, 2013 11:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
JimGetten wrote:

Vlad The Impaler strikes again. Soon, news you can use and be confident in will be as rare as common sense world wide.

Dec 09, 2013 11:20am EST  --  Report as abuse
Bootheads wrote:

USA – Russia – DEAL== Lets swap you (RUSSIA) get a coward 100% lier OBAMBA– USA gets a real President Putin– USA will provide to Russia 10 million illegal Mexicans and 2 million liberial, including Harry Read, Fat Patty Murrey, Chuckie Shumer -Sharpton-Jesse jackass- and we will give you Hawaii and Porta Rico and 4, million gallons Vodka. Done deal 12 year contract.

Dec 09, 2013 11:20am EST  --  Report as abuse
Cellmate wrote:

Just another thug in a long line of Russian thugs. Only difference is he is the richest.

Dec 09, 2013 11:20am EST  --  Report as abuse
salb444 wrote:

I wish Obama would dissolve our state run Media! Msnbc,cnn cbs nbc abc cbs… (the ministry of information)

Dec 09, 2013 11:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
xsnake wrote:

All Putin needs to do is waltz in here from Mexico and get amnesty from the Bamster and the Rinos……then run against Hillary in the primary.

Dec 09, 2013 11:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
xsnake wrote:

All Putin needs to do is waltz in here from Mexico and get amnesty from the Bamster and the Rinos……then run against Hillary in the primary.

Dec 09, 2013 11:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
scoggin wrote:

The media in the United States did this voluntarily.

Dec 09, 2013 11:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
JoeyDawson wrote:

At least when it comes to science, Russian climate experts tell the truth about the coming freeze in the U.K. Even 15 years ago, long before Gore was preaching “the earth has a fever”, Russian scientists accurately predicted a period of global cooling.

And unlike the American media, which promotes hedonism as a normal lifestyle, the Russian media at least promotes encourages some level of morality for the long-term good of its society, politics notwithstanding.

Dec 09, 2013 11:24am EST  --  Report as abuse
scoggin wrote:

The media in the United States did this voluntarily.

Dec 09, 2013 11:24am EST  --  Report as abuse
jekyllisle wrote:

He just hasn’t figured out that he needs to own the media privately like Obama’s supporters do here in the states, then nothing will ever get reported.

Isn’t that right Reuters????

Dec 09, 2013 11:25am EST  --  Report as abuse
Slade wrote:

So the head of the new agency, Dmitry Kiselyov, has had some uncomplimentary things to say about homosexuality? Maybe we can entice him to set up shop in the US.

Dec 09, 2013 11:25am EST  --  Report as abuse
invictvs wrote:

Looks like MSNBC is expanding abroad.

Dec 09, 2013 11:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
skinfan wrote:

Putin must have got his idea from Obama.

Dec 09, 2013 11:30am EST  --  Report as abuse
DanaNYC wrote:

According to a report this morning, President Obama became furious after discovering Vladimir Putin had unfriended him on Facebook. Looks like ol’ Valdimir discovered his mojo. http://goo.gl/6NTWXn

Dec 09, 2013 11:31am EST  --  Report as abuse
Back2Sleep wrote:

This only shows how important it is to have a fair and balanced media. The US liberal media is following in the footsteps of Putin.

Dec 09, 2013 11:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
rspeichera wrote:

Wow, tightening his grip on the media. Vladimir is really starting to learn from Obama.

Dec 09, 2013 11:35am EST  --  Report as abuse
metalman91901 wrote:

King Obama, are you taking notes on how to lead us deeper into your goal of transforming America…after all Putin is the master at this.
If I may so bold to suggest sending all of those conservative talk show hosts to that maximum security prison on Colorado, it worked for Czar Putin with shutting up the Pussy Riot band.

Dec 09, 2013 11:35am EST  --  Report as abuse
Canadian_Mike wrote:

Strange. In Russian Putin has to force the media to worship him and in the US they worship Obama voluntarily. Not sure which is worse.

Dec 09, 2013 11:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
JWNEWKD wrote:

Maybe he can use CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and NBC like Obama uses in America to get his state run message out. After all – Obama and the Democrats promote surpressing anyone that does not agree with their view of the world.

Dec 09, 2013 11:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
GodFearingMan wrote:

This is why Obama attacks Fox News and demonizes some conservatrive blogs. He want to control our media totally, now it is only 90%. He then sends the NSA and IRS at those he can not control.

Dec 09, 2013 11:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
paulie4 wrote:

Socialism will not happen naturally, it must be imposed. In Russia it’s the media, in the U.S. it’s the healthcare system.

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GodFearingMan wrote:

This is why Obama attacks Fox News and demonizes some conservatrive blogs. He want to control our media totally, now it is only 90%. He then sends the NSA and IRS at those he can not control.

Dec 09, 2013 11:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
paulie4 wrote:

Socialism will not happen naturally, it must be imposed. In Russia it’s the media, in the U.S. it’s the healthcare system.

Dec 09, 2013 11:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
Diceomaniac1 wrote:

Putin seems more like Obama every day.

Dec 09, 2013 11:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
rogern1967 wrote:

POTUS chortled: “I never had to do what Puty-Pute has done. They already worshipped me.”

Dec 09, 2013 11:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
JoshPritch wrote:

Really sad – maybe if we had a vigilant and thorough press corps here in the States there would be more cause for outcry. But alas, anything we’d say would just be the pot calling the kettle black.

Dec 09, 2013 11:38am EST  --  Report as abuse
minfxbg wrote:

Putin and Obama have so much in common; bet they exchange Holiday cards and gifts, too.

Dec 09, 2013 11:39am EST  --  Report as abuse
stubbikins wrote:

It is pronounced SeVodnya The G does not make a G sound in that word. Please speak to someone who knows the language before spelling it in English letter.

Dec 09, 2013 11:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
RonniePate wrote:

Tsk Tsk Tsk, Reuters, this is what YOU want right? All of you are commie pigs that carry the water for these commie pigs. One day the governments will ban you too, and I will laugh at you because the people that you carry water for will have shut you down. I see stupid people, and they ALL are leftist…

Dec 09, 2013 11:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
Ingsoc2013 wrote:

Its funny to read this from Reuters. The entire apparatus in the US is state run. It is a sad state of affairs when you have to turn to new media for straight analysis and to avoid talking points reported as news.

Dec 09, 2013 11:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
darryl-l wrote:

Some democrats think that they should be able to determine who is a journalist here in America.
Maybe we should define who a politician is and make them buy politician permits that can be revoked if need be

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-dianne-feinstein-congress-press-shield-law-
http://patriotaction.net/profiles/blogs/re-defining-the-definition-of-a-journalist-because-politicians
http://patriotaction.net/profiles/blogs/re-defining-the-definition-of-a-journalist-because-politicians

Dec 09, 2013 11:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
Animalaura wrote:

Putin trounced on the Liberal left media …. which was pushing propaganda.

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Animalaura wrote:

Putin trounced on the Liberal left media …. which was pushing propaganda.

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Eagle350 wrote:

Sounds like Obama is teaching Putin for once. The Obama media beat Putin to the punch.

Dec 09, 2013 11:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
SookieJane wrote:

May as well just go back to the old TASS news agency, which is what we have in this country.

Dec 09, 2013 11:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
madmonkey wrote:

Obama (ala Mr. Burns) Eeeeexelent…..

Dec 09, 2013 11:44am EST  --  Report as abuse
SookieJane wrote:

May as well go back to the old TASS news agency – that’s what we have here.

Dec 09, 2013 11:45am EST  --  Report as abuse
Menofletters wrote:

This has pretty much already happened in the U.S. Instead of dissolving the media outlets, the government just took them over.

Dec 09, 2013 11:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
KyleBecker wrote:

Yeah, we get it, lying con artists. “Conservative” means racist and bigoted. Go to hell, Roiders.

Dec 09, 2013 11:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
dave_r40 wrote:

In America our media is voluntarily state controlled. For now.

Dec 09, 2013 11:48am EST  --  Report as abuse
PyahOp wrote:

Taking a page from the media in the US. Obama has taken over the mass media through its own abdication of responsible journalism. Which is worse? It doesn’t seem to matter. Same result: Tyranny.

Dec 09, 2013 11:51am EST  --  Report as abuse
R.Patel wrote:

What’s the matter, American media works for Obama, and Russian media works for Putin, whats good for the goose…

Dec 09, 2013 11:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
wwwursa1 wrote:

Obama has already started in this direction.
He has excluded the public press photographers from all functions.
If they want pictures, the press has to use the pictures
provided by the White House photographer.
Pure propaganda.

DO YOU FEEL THE NOOSE SLOWLY TIGHTENING AROUND OUR NECKS??????

Her is jst another bit of ObamaCare news.

70% of California doctors are going to revolt against OBAMACARE…..

YOU KNOW, I AM BEGINNING TO LIKE THAT WORD “REVOLT”.

I think every one of the Senators and Congressmen who don’t stand up to Obama should be booted out of office in 2014.
THEY BETRAYED US.

Dec 09, 2013 11:53am EST  --  Report as abuse
JohnLeonard wrote:

What is worse? The Russian media being ordered to comply with a tyrant or the America media willingly choosing sides in American politics to give favorable coverage to one party over another. If Obama Care would have been accurately reported in order to protect the American People in stead of protection Obama—things would be much different.

Dec 09, 2013 11:54am EST  --  Report as abuse
Isaguy wrote:

And Obama and company takes notes…not that it is necessary for many of the “news outlets” that exist today.

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Yusowong wrote:

We could also do that in the US but that would leave Fox News and Drudge.

Dec 09, 2013 11:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
ractivist wrote:

The sad truth, Putin and Obama are on the same path and the same team. When the new world order is established, these two, along with China will now be in a partnership of power. The new communist world order that the UN will oversee, based on what these guys handlers say, basically. The loosers are the people of the world, especially Americans. Because these sob’s are going to destroy (already have) the last freee nation in the world in order to control what’s left of the world population when they are done with the great purge, some refer to as a great tribulation. Everyone in the nation should research “freedom from war”. This is the state departments plan to disarm the world, transition to international law dictated and enforced by the UN and transition to a police state in every nation. We are in the end run of this plan. Written by the US gov. sixteen years after they established the UN in 1945. Yes, it’s outright treason, tyranny to the max. Your gov. wrote the plan for the UN to implement to transition America from a sovereign state to a new world communist government. It’s true and easily researched, and it means exasctly what I stated. It’s tyranny boy our leaders to this day. Where’s the media on this. It’s not exactly new news, but it’s never highlighted for what it is, tyranny.

Natural Resources Preparedness Act….tyranny. How in the world can the people of a Republic as ours was, allow the government to give themselves the rights to steal everything you own and put you in a work camp, by executive orders at that. Tyranny. Wake up people. The government has even given themselves the legal right to propagandize the citizenry, NDAA 2013. That means they legally can have all the news folks from MSNBC into the whitehouse, devise a plan of attack to further their new world agenda, and implement it. Which they did the day after this was passed. It’s tyranny, treason and sedition, along with misprision. EVerything stated here is true, Putin aint got nothin on this tyrannical government. Ours just works in the shadows a bit better, not much, but some. Educate others, prepare wisely (an army runs on it’s stomach, stock a deep pantry) and network with those who have eye’s to see. Their is strength in numbers and the economy of scale is a force multiplier. When the curtain falls and the evil is totally obvious, we unite and fight this enemy of freedom.

God guns n grub, guys n gals. The new relevant 5G network.

Dec 09, 2013 11:55am EST  --  Report as abuse
sanirab wrote:

Just say hello to the new Josef Stalin.

Dec 09, 2013 11:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
sanirab wrote:

Just say hello to the new Josef Stalin.

Dec 09, 2013 11:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
sanirab wrote:

Just say hello to the new Josef Stalin.

Dec 09, 2013 11:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
sanirab wrote:

Just say hello to the new Josef Stalin.

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CrashDaily wrote:

I used to think that the media was intentionally calling these leftists, Conservatives, as a way to skew the truth, but the fact of the matter is, in Russia and in Europe, these ARE Conservatives. There are no such thing as limited government, pro individual, pro personal freedom, conservatives, in these countries.
The American Conservative, is unique, to the world, promoting individual freedom and responsibility and limited government. There may be those, with such beliefs, in other countries, but they do not have a voice. In other countries, Conservative, Liberal, Socialist and Communists are ALL supporters of government control, over the people. They are just different flavors, of the same thing. Supporters of any of their ideologies would ALL be Democrats, in the U.S…

Dec 09, 2013 11:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
sanirab wrote:

What’s new! Obama controls our media now.

Dec 09, 2013 11:57am EST  --  Report as abuse
Bagger79 wrote:

We have CNN. So what? All CNN does is parrot what the establishment wants them to parrot. The most honest media right now is probably Al Jazeera.

Dec 09, 2013 11:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
WintersWar wrote:

the soviet union of the 1930′s wasn’t that long ago. history repeats itself.

Dec 09, 2013 12:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
encierro wrote:

Face it folks, here in the USA we get whatever information “they” decide to feed us. I once heard a newscaster proudly boast, “the news is what we make it.” The liberal media keeps us in the dark as much as they wish at the direction of the liberals.

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jwmedina wrote:

Putin dissolves state media and that is somehow a bad thing? Let’s be honest, Reuters hates Putin because he is anti-gay. Putin could usher in the leftist utopia fantasy of the neanderthal, historically ignorant “progressives” and they would still find fault with everything he does because he is anti-gay. Reuters is more state-controlled than RIA Novosti ever was. In fact, it’s even worse, because it denies it.

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RickSmith wrote:

zombietimeshare,
Obama doesn’t have to drool over Putin’s media.
He already has almost ALL of the so-called mainstream media
in his left hip pocket.

Dec 09, 2013 12:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
tvidie wrote:

It’s the ONE area where Putin is imitating ?Barack Obama

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papillon417 wrote:

We, as patriotic American citizens, must vow, and fight if necessary, to safeguard our Constitutional rights and stand firm against allowing the government to decimate our Bill of Rights. We must not allow our freedoms to be yanked away from us. We must be diligent and never give them an inroad to destroy our country. A despotic regime will always control the media… we need to be very vigilant and do all that is required to maintain our Republic from being swallowed up by the NWO. The truth will always out and it is only a matter of time until there is change.

Dec 09, 2013 12:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DougAnderson wrote:

I love how every comment is critical of western media and Obama. Yet all are allowed to be published and freely viewed. Try this in Russia and you’ll wind up naked in a gulag.

Dec 09, 2013 12:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
hookrdoddles wrote:

When will obama copy Putin and start his news media?

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xr8 wrote:

Most Russian media outlets are already loyal to Putin, and opponents get little air time, but the shake-up underlined their importance to Putin keeping power and the Kremlin’s concern about the president’s ratings and image.
Does this comment refer to Russian media or American media? Just replace “putin” with “Obama” and the comment is still valid.

Dec 09, 2013 12:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Ofailure wrote:

And as the evil one in the White House sees his own popularity continue to decrease as more and more of the public become aware of his gross incompetence or intentional malfeasance, be prepared for attempts at similar actions here at home. Be assured it will be couched in terms of the control being “necessary” for political stability. HIS political stability.

Dec 09, 2013 12:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
StuCozza wrote:

“We have a state media here in the USA as well. The main stream media like CBS, ABC, FNC, MSNBC, CNN, HLN, and the like simply parrot the establishment talking points.”

In this way, the US has beaten Mr. Putin to the punch, so to speak. American just love talking points, and the ruling class is more than willing to serve them up via the willing media. Do the media people really believe that, when more of our freedoms are taken away, they will actually receive some of the crumbs tosed out by the ruling class?

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futureisbleak wrote:

Comrade, Putin restoring Old Soviet Union.

Dec 09, 2013 12:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
futureisbleak wrote:

Comrade, Putin restoring Old Soviet Union.

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RR4401 wrote:

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Barack has Putin envy.

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mjp1958 wrote:

Putin should change his title to Dictator-in-Chief Putin. And, while he’s at it, he should return that Super Bowl ring that he stole.

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Ofailure wrote:

KyleBecker When all you have for an argument is name calling and character assassination, you should realize you have completely lost the debate.

Dec 09, 2013 12:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
yubagod wrote:

If you make $50,000 per year, you pay;

$247.75 a year for defense
$3.98 a year for natural disater relief (FEMA)
$22.88 a year for umemployment insurance
$36.82 a year for SNAP (food stamps)
$6.98 a year for welfare
$43.78 a year for retirement and disabiluty to government workers (civilian and military)
$235.81 a year for YOUR medicare
$4,000 a year for corporate subsidies

Are you sure you’re pissed off at the right people?

Dec 09, 2013 12:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:

What? Is this “village idiot” day? Many of the comments here are hysterical. If Obama had control of the media do you think you would you be reading articles about Benghazi, “uncle” Obama, problems with the ACA website, “fast and furious”, etc. etc. etc. U.S. Presidents do not have the powers of a Putin. Your comments make you look like morons.

Dec 09, 2013 12:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
bikerdogred1 wrote:

Obama isn’t gotta be far behind on this one folks.

Dec 09, 2013 12:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
KevinStowell wrote:

Jeez! Don’t tell OGomer.

Dec 09, 2013 12:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
KFodor wrote:

I guess once KGB always KGB…

Dec 09, 2013 12:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SeanAlexander wrote:

Putin is just jealous of the Obama media.

Dec 09, 2013 12:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
bachstar wrote:

Yes liberals you reap what you sow. We have one of the weakest foreign policy administrations since the Carter administration and you see the Chinese rattling their sabers and the resurgence of the old USSR. The Middle East is a mess, Iran out of control, riots in Africa, about they only places that haven’t screwed up is the Arctic and Antarctica, only because they haven’t tried.Additionally they advocate allowing windmills to slice and dice birds for wind power, shut down coal and stand in the way of pipelines. Are you happy yet?

Dec 09, 2013 12:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gocleve99 wrote:

Give him credit for being transparent about it. Here, they just lie through their teeth about being Government Mouthpieces.

Dec 09, 2013 12:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Sum1Lssfalt wrote:

Owebama’s pitch on controlling the media: “If you like your news source, you can keep your news source”. Updated version: “If you like your news source, you can keep your news source . . . if you pay us more for it”.

Dec 09, 2013 12:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Sum1Lssfalt wrote:

Owebama’s pitch on controlling the media: “If you like your news source, you can keep your news source”. Updated version: “If you like your news source, you can keep your news source . . . if you pay us more for it”.

Dec 09, 2013 12:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
stechatte wrote:

Why would the suggestion to not allow homosexual organ transplants be considered offensive? Most world blood banks will not allow homosexual blood. There’s a reason for this people…it’s called HIV! It’s a real disease, and it’s overwhelmingly contracted and spread by homosexuals.

Dec 09, 2013 12:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
billredd wrote:

I’ll just bet obozo is losing sleep over this only having 90% +/- control of the US media. He seems to be losing to Putin on every point. I can just picture his tantrums about Putin having more power over the “free” press than he does.

Dec 09, 2013 12:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BobStreb wrote:

Putin, like Obama, tightens his grip on the media when his regime is rightfully questioned. That, historically, is what tyrants do, as well as habitually break the law of the land. It’s in their nature.

Dec 09, 2013 12:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Grinmaster wrote:

We have one up on Russia…Our Mainstream Media has already done this…voluntarily

Dec 09, 2013 12:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
billnorris wrote:

I hope that Obama is not paying close attention!

Dec 09, 2013 12:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
billnorris wrote:

I hope that Obama is not paying close attention!

Dec 09, 2013 12:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
tmc wrote:

I can’t believe so many commenter here think the media is controlled by the government. That is so blatantly not true. Corporate America has far, far more influence over the media than the government does. That’s why people believe Obama care is a chip implant. The government cannot use the media to disseminate information at all. Corporate America certainly does. Reuters has itself published pieces on PAID content and it is not by the government.
Just reading these comments shows how effective that corporate control is.

Dec 09, 2013 12:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
stratus46 wrote:

Showing Obama how it’s done?

Dec 09, 2013 12:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MICHAELNOC wrote:

AIN’T COMMUNISM GREAT!!!

Hey, America, this is what we have to look forward to!

Dec 09, 2013 12:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Snowden’s freedom-buddy.

Dec 09, 2013 12:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
RockdadRice wrote:

Putin copied his takeover of the MSM after Obama’s MSM?

Dec 09, 2013 12:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Sugar123 wrote:

We have a state media in here in the USA called the lamestream media, the drones that carry the water for Otrama and his minions. Oh how these media outlets are going to regret the day that they got into bed with this pathetic administration starting next November with the retention of the House and the takeover of the Senate by the Republicans. The difference will be the true conservatives will start to run the show, as independent thinking Americans are not going to tolerate the Republican old guard standing in the way of free market progress. Do you hear what we are saying Boenher and McConnell?

Dec 09, 2013 12:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Redden wrote:

I can’t understand why the People would allow another dictator to take over and rule in slavery again. Putin needs to be shot and the country freed. Putin is a world danger, rise up people and throw him out once and for all, he will rape the country for his egomaniac ways.

Dec 09, 2013 12:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
HarrySeaward wrote:

He is just trying to keep up with the world’s #1 commie on Penn Ave.

Dec 09, 2013 12:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
maebush wrote:

Probably a very smart move. We need a free press, but we see in this country that the press itself can become tyrannical and engage in thought control.

Dec 09, 2013 12:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DavidZion wrote:

President Obama does not need to make these harsh anti-Press anti- Freedom of Speech moves since the press is already almost 100% in the can for him.

Dec 09, 2013 12:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
stvinw wrote:

Putin sees how successful the Obama “Ministry of Truth” media is here
in America as they prop up a failed wanna-be dictator and his disastrous left wing policies, and thinks….hey, if it works over there, it’ll work even better over here.

Dec 09, 2013 12:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gkeeperwilly wrote:

Pootee poot is taking a note out of the Obama playbook. And Oblowme out of the old Pravda playbook and them from Goebbels.

Tell a lie often enough and the “people” will believe it as “truth”

Dec 09, 2013 12:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gkeeperwilly wrote:

Pootee poot is taking a note out of the Obama playbook. And Oblowme out of the old Pravda playbook and them from Goebbels.

Tell a lie often enough and the “people” will believe it as “truth”

Dec 09, 2013 12:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
crisis1290 wrote:

Very little difference in what the obama admin does in the USA.

In fact, the same organization that feeds the talking points to the dems/socialists,commies and Marxists , also serve up the same talking points to every liberal /state run media outlet.

That group is called Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

This is why more and more govts and govt agencies look to lock down the internet bc people have other options to get the truth. Yet they all tell the sheep , we have to do this bc we are worried about security. what a crock of you know what.

Sounds like the patriot act on steroids….and how is the patriot Act working out , all in the name of the American peoples security?

The Bush admin owns this and the obama admin , have taken it to a whole new level.

Please cite one terror attack or terrorist stopped by the TSA before they got in the airport or on the plane…….You can’t…

Dec 09, 2013 12:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
VancouverAndy wrote:

If, Putin=Obama,and
RIA Novosti=FoxNews
= A Liberal daydream

Dec 09, 2013 12:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Dave-0 wrote:

Obama watches on with fascination, wondering just how firm the 22nd amendment is..

Dec 09, 2013 12:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
sellersjcb wrote:

Obama is almost certainly looking to Putin as a shining beacon for how to pull a government out from under its people. The big difference, of course, is that there is no need for him to dissolve MSNBC, The New York Times, Associated Press and other liberal institutions. They will go lockstep with anything he tries to do, even taking away our First Amendment rights!

Dec 09, 2013 12:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jNewstedt wrote:

Meh, if the people didn’t want this, they’d rise up like before.

Dec 09, 2013 12:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
stop-the-lies wrote:

Actually we don’t have state run media on television it is all Obama ran media. But I am sure that gives him an idea. He and his ilk have done a good job of keeping any opposing views off television, but a few radio programs have broken through.

Dec 09, 2013 12:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mewp1 wrote:

Well, he is KGB.

Dec 09, 2013 12:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Lifesaver wrote:

He has been watching Obama too long, it’s my way or the highway.

Dec 09, 2013 12:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Ninny wrote:

Sounds like Obimbo!!!
ARROGANT, AUTOCRATIC RULERS LIKE PUTIN AND OBAMA dislike any limits on their reckless nonsense.
An alert, accurate and insightful media will rip both these goons to shreds!!! Putin is shutting his media down, and Obama is doing his best to achieve the same thing. The main stream media sure are sitting in his lap right now….careful to only report what he wants them to say

Dec 09, 2013 12:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Freedom2013 wrote:

Just change the names and the story remains the same:
Most American media outlets are already loyal to Obama, and opponents get little air time, but the shake-up underlined their importance to Obama keeping power and the White House’s concern about the president’s ratings and image.

Dec 09, 2013 12:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mascmen7 wrote:

Only in the USA could an illegal alien be elected president or the CIA keeping secret that they killed JFK because he was discussing CIA briefing papers with the Kremlin. The Marseille killers were picked up in Montreal by Jack Ruby. Main men who planned JFK murder were Jesus Angleton, J Edgar Hoover, LBJ, Nixon, Joint Chiefs, Clint Murchison.

Dec 09, 2013 12:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SheikYerbouty wrote:

Obama’s “state media” has been in place since 2008. No signs it will be shut down any time soon!

Dec 09, 2013 12:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Freedom2013 wrote:

Just change the names and the story remains the same:
Most American media outlets are already loyal to Obama, and opponents get little air time, but the shake-up underlined their importance to Obama keeping power and the White House’s concern about the president’s ratings and image.

Dec 09, 2013 12:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
hc01 wrote:

Of course and aside from the sycophants in our broadcast media we always have the Voice of America to push the part line.

Dec 09, 2013 12:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Lifesaver wrote:

Only Fox prevents this in the American news.

Dec 09, 2013 12:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
d2lvnv wrote:

I wish Obama would do the same thing.

Dec 09, 2013 12:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
marlboro5 wrote:

No different from the USA where just about all the major news organizations with the exception of FOX promote the hell out of anything having to do with Marxism while destroying anything that’s against it.

Dec 09, 2013 12:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse

I’m sure that Komrad Soetoro is taking notes, after all he already has MSNBC, CNN and the NY Times and others following the party line. Funny thing is that Putin thinks that Barry is nothing more than something squishy on the sole of his shoe.

Dec 09, 2013 12:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Clifd wrote:

Putin is way behind. Obama has numerous agencies carrying his water. They bow down before him willingly.

Dec 09, 2013 12:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
rc0213 wrote:

90% of the liberal MSM is controlled by the Democrat Party. Most of the liberal MSM used to be part of some Democratic President Administration. And, they tend to censor anything against the Democrat President or Democrat Party.

Dec 09, 2013 12:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WiredIn wrote:

We have this already here. MediaMatters and ThinkProgress runs our media and directs our thoughts.

Dec 09, 2013 12:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Gomo wrote:

How is getting rid of the state controlled news the same as “tightening” the control of the news?

It’s not.

Dec 09, 2013 12:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Gomo wrote:

How is getting rid of the state controlled news the same as “tightening” the control of the news?

It’s not.

Dec 09, 2013 12:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MoFelafal wrote:

Obama will never disolve the state media because they are the only ones who are covering his sorry excuse of an incompetent butt and carrying his water.

Now, if they start to ask real questions of this lying administration instead of promoting his whitehouse.gov talking points, he might….but that wont ever happen.

Dec 09, 2013 12:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Gomo wrote:

Putin does not have a “hold” on the news agencies.
Russians can speak out, you can see them on Youtube even.
They talk about life there , good , the bad , the ugly

Reuters is the controlled media

Dec 09, 2013 12:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Gomo wrote:

Putin does not have a “hold” on the news agencies.
Russians can speak out, you can see them on Youtube even.
They talk about life there , good , the bad , the ugly

Reuters is the controlled media

Dec 09, 2013 12:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Gomo wrote:

All the comments have to be approved by Reuters first, how is that not the control of the information?
Hello, you arent fooling anyone Commie Reuters

Dec 09, 2013 12:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Gomo wrote:

All the comments have to be approved by Reuters first, how is that not the control of the information?
Hello, you arent fooling anyone Commie Reuters

Dec 09, 2013 12:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Gomo wrote:

All the comments have to be approved by Reuters first, how is that not the control of the information?
Hello, you arent fooling anyone Commie Reuters

Dec 09, 2013 12:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
db123 wrote:

This country is heading this direction thanks to el presidente.

Dec 09, 2013 12:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
hombre41 wrote:

Here we have Obamamedia also known as “mainstream” or “legacy” media. Their function is to influence elections on behalf of lefty Democrats.

Dec 09, 2013 12:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ronpaultoldya wrote:

obama simply tosses tax money and campaign fund money for ads psa’s etc… at msm to silence them on negative issues – this modern capitalistic approach works eqaully as well.

Dec 09, 2013 12:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
sometaste wrote:

I’m surprised that Putin and Obama aren’t better friends.

Dec 09, 2013 12:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
hazeylee wrote:

Coming to your neighborhood soon.

Dec 09, 2013 12:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
hanibal87 wrote:

Look at the chair he sits in (Putin). It is a kings chair. It is made for a royal ruler. Men, through history have felt entitled to this chair, when they can attain it. It is an “I know better than you what’s right for the country” attitude. Close down the newspapers that tell the truth, and put in the old Pravda papers. PEOPLE DON’T MATTER to these men, only power and control. It’s a universal seduction.

Dec 09, 2013 12:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
american2022 wrote:

What is wrong with banning homosexual donation of blood, sperm, organs, etc.? The average homosexual male has 600 ‘partners’ in anal copulation during his short, lonely lifetime (life expectancy 45 years) before dying and going to his judgment and facing eternal damnation. The typical homosexual is a vector of AIDs and hepatitis, and who knows what other pathogens? The rectum and colon are not designed for ‘intercourse’ and this makes a homosexual an even greater vector of disease. It is also sexual perversion, not something someone is born with, not a heritable trait. For those who insist it is genetic, then homosexuals do not deserve to be called homo sapiens, but homo perversus. God didn’t design homosexuality, some men and women in the common condition of all men and women, that of corruption, have invented and chosen it.

Dec 09, 2013 12:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Swissik wrote:

Wow, this should give the current occupant of the WH some ideas. I am sure it isn’t enough for him that MSNBC and most other networks are exclusive mouthpieces for him and his party, it would be much safer if he could simply corral them into one giant controlled network.

Dec 09, 2013 12:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mikeharmon700 wrote:

Barry will probably be following suit and will dissolve Fox News, Talk Radio, and any other media not toeing the White House line.

Dec 09, 2013 12:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TLFSR wrote:

The Russian people do not know how lucky they are to have a leader like Mr. Putin. In the USA Zionist control the media. Mr. Putin promotes the Church and moral values. In the USA the media attacks Christianity and promotes every perversion as being normal often targeting programs children watch. It pushes for amnesty for illegal immigrants pouring into the country from 3rd world countries. If you object you are labeled a bigot, racist, hater and a potential terrorist. My father fought the Nazi’s for 4 years during WWII flying missions over Germany. I thank God he died before he saw what the country he sacrificed so much for has become.

Dec 09, 2013 1:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
PaulBradley wrote:

It’s NOT about WHAT is reported through U.S. media. It’s what is NOT to be reported.

And, in this regard @tmc is right pointing to “Corporate America”. The only thing is to know WHO is behind the “Corporate America” power. If you think it’s our government or, as many of the commentators here foolishly say – “Obama” – , I would recomend to think twice before making these foolish comments comparing our system to Putin’s system.

Perhaps, you could get some info, on influence on what is not to be reported by our medias, from AIPAC . . . .

Dec 09, 2013 1:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mrgreen187 wrote:

In Mother Russia, T.V. watches you!!

Dec 09, 2013 1:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mrgreen187 wrote:

In Mother Russia, T.V. watches you!!

Dec 09, 2013 1:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mrgreen187 wrote:

In Mother Russia, T.V. watches you!!

Dec 09, 2013 1:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
killakush888 wrote:

Well Reuters, it sounds like that ol term. The Pot calling the Kettle Black.

Dec 09, 2013 1:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jimdoogan wrote:

All hail King Vladimir.

Dec 09, 2013 1:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
tbwest85 wrote:

Putin is just following Obama’s lead . Obama Mr big government complaining about the size of government . This guy is a piece of work.

Dec 09, 2013 1:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MeiguoSn wrote:

Makes you wonder if Obama will follow’s Putin’s lead and try to dissolve Fox News??

Dec 09, 2013 1:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Putin broadens hunt-down of critics: Goes after Dick Riot.

Dec 09, 2013 1:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MrBeansBaby wrote:

No different in America. All the MSM voluntarily work for the Democrats. They will stop at nothing to see America pulled down and replaced with a communist-like state.

Dec 09, 2013 1:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
USSR wrote:

Back in the USSR!
I’m back in the USSR
You don’t know how lucky you are, boy
Back in the US
Back in the US
Back in the USSR

Dec 09, 2013 1:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ReConUSMC0321 wrote:

Stalinism is back :

This is the same man Obama said before He was reelected that he could Go around Congress
In his second term
And give Putin exactly what he wanted .
In doing so Obama turned his back on 3 former eastern block countries who had become
America Friendly .
While becoming very successful capitalist countries and democracies .
We even took the long range Missiles out pointing at Iran Putin demanded .
Only to have Putin give Iran the Long Range
Latest Russian missiles . Obama in return did nothing ?
When Russia invaded Georgia 5 years our ALi . Russia took their oil and natural gas pipe lines and major
sea port .

Obama again looked the other way … Former KGB Top man
Putin has to see Obama as a very weak pathetic sissy .
Russia is Back to being the European Bully ..
Now they will again love America after hating us for many years .
We should tell %$##%^ Off !

Dec 09, 2013 1:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Rationalista wrote:

Coming to the US, courtesy of the socialist marxist manchurian muslim.

Be sure to thank your local low information and narcissistic self absorbed single issue voters for changing America over to socialism and complete government control.

Truly, Lenin was accurate when he described these people as “useful idiots”…

Dec 09, 2013 1:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Tumek wrote:

Obama would do the same thing if he could.

Dec 09, 2013 1:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ra44mr2 wrote:

See he is a b@5tard and yet still looks more appealing than Obama, he is pretty much doing the same thing Obama does just more in the open with less subterfuge than Obama does. And he actually halfway gives a cr@p about his country. Unlike obama.

Dec 09, 2013 1:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
4Cryinoutloud wrote:

Putin is old school communist no matter how you look at it. He sees the Brezhnev era as the good ole days. Government control is utopia in Putin’s Russia.

Dec 09, 2013 1:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
chrismaya wrote:

So, Putin is simply switching the mission of their state propaganda machine. Instead of focusing all of their “news” on deceiving Russian citizens, they are now trying to focus their “news” on deceiving foreigners? Same deception, new audience.

Dec 09, 2013 1:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Licinia wrote:

The scope and number of news outlets free from any state control in Russ5a far exceedes the corporate and state controlled propaganda media here in the US or more widely in the West for that matter.

Dec 09, 2013 1:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Winkycat wrote:

Obama is playing the “look over there and not here” game. White Homeland Security and NSA probe into every phone call, ever interaction Americans do which blatantly destroys the 4th amendment the article was to make it clear of their concern over the closing of state news outlets in Russia. Yeah very convincing.

Dec 09, 2013 1:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
netmad wrote:

Let’s see….Putin tries to control the media…….Obama tries to control the media.

Dec 09, 2013 1:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Licinia wrote:

When is the last time we (here in the US and you can probably add in the junk from Europe too) saw anything even approaching “fair and balanced” from both the govt run media sources to the corporate ones. That is right…NEVER!

Dec 09, 2013 1:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jblack1414 wrote:

In the US, the media voluntarily sucks the farts out of Obama’s butt.

Dec 09, 2013 1:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Dantes wrote:

Great minds think alike, judging from this thread.

Can we ask Putin to dissolve Obama’s state controlled media…Reuters, AP, NBCCBSABCMSNBCNYLATIMESWACOMPOST etc?

Dec 09, 2013 1:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
IICapn wrote:

Pretty soon Russia’s TV and radio could look like what it does in the US.

Dec 09, 2013 1:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
HumbleJourney wrote:

Though appalling this is far from being a new revelation. It’s confirmation for some…verification for others. Many people say they wouldn’t do the same THOUGH in everyday conversations you hear how often people argue over a ‘miscommunication’ of their words or meanings. This is the same thing on a much bigger scale.

MONEY CANT KILL MUSIC (is the soundtrack to a lot of the social, growth, drug, relationship and authority issues. it has solutions as well.) Definitely worth a listen.

Dec 09, 2013 1:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
NeoConVet wrote:

Obama is envious of Putin. Valarie Jarrett The Chief WH Propagandist is only partially successful in controlling thought.

(This comment not approved by the WH, IRS, NSA, NLRB, OSHA, EPA, etc)

Dec 09, 2013 1:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Snowden picked a heck of a place to settle down. Let’s see if he steals some of Putin’s secret police files and shares them with the world. If he’s true to his beliefs he will do it. Then he will know the meaning of disappear. Just ask the Pussy Riot girls.

Dec 09, 2013 1:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
RedHandNYC wrote:

Looks like old Vlad is taking a page out of Obama’s book.

Control all images and messages and you control history.

Dec 09, 2013 1:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
rtwngr wrote:

Not only does the media support their president but they’re CONSERVATIVE and, gasp, don’t even support homosexuality!

Dec 09, 2013 1:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
weasel82 wrote:

I’m not sure why I should be upset by this, if anything, it helps gives us a pinpoint of one man and his machine manipulating the media, versus our country, where there’s just a machine, and it has many parts all manipulating things.

Quite frankly, I’m never been overly hopeful for mankind and our power plays.

Dec 09, 2013 1:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
weasel82 wrote:

I’m not sure why I should be upset by this, if anything, it helps gives us a pinpoint of one man and his machine manipulating the media, versus our country, where there’s just a machine, and it has many parts all manipulating things.

Quite frankly, I’m never been overly hopeful for mankind and our power plays.

Dec 09, 2013 1:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
HindaRifka wrote:

That was nice of Reuters (another state run media outlet) to call Putin’s henchmen “Conservatives.” Don’t think we didn’t notice that little sleight of hand!

Dec 09, 2013 1:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
haeshukasiiki wrote:

Obama would love to do this to Fox. The rest of the media already reports as if it were controlled by the government.

Dec 09, 2013 1:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DaSpartan wrote:

Can see Odumbo following his lead any day now….

Dec 09, 2013 1:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ReConUSMC0321 wrote:

Stalinism is back :

This is the same man Obama said before He was reelected that he could Go around Congress
In his second term
And give him what he wanted .
In doing so Obama turned his back on 3 former eastern block countries who had become
America Friendly .
While becoming very successful capitalist countries and democracies .
We even took the long range Missiles out pointing at Iran Putin demanded .
Only to have Putin give Iran the Long Range
Latest Russian missiles . Obama in return did nothing ?
When Russia invaded Georgia 5 years our ALi . Russia took their oil and natural gas pipe lines and major
sea port .

Obama again looked the other way … Former KGB Top man
Putin has to see Obama as a very weak pathetic sissy .
The Russian Bear is back .Bulling and Black mailing the EU Countries .
I love it now that the EU turned on America .

Dec 09, 2013 1:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
wesleyapril wrote:

We already have it here- come on folks – the media is as complicit in the destruction of America as our politicians. I still like Putin though.

Dec 09, 2013 1:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
wesleyapril wrote:

We already have it here- come on folks – the media is as complicit in the destruction of America as our politicians. I still like Putin though.

Dec 09, 2013 1:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SteveSavage wrote:

People of the primary institution, the Family, see Putin as a devout Orthodox Christian, and a leader who solves problems as humanely and respectfully as possible.

Steve Savage “King of the Beasts”

Dec 09, 2013 1:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
pjdjmj wrote:

Article obviously written by a Sodomite. Agree w/most here, our MSM is state-run and has been for years – Soviet style (Putin was/is KGB). Do agree w/Soviets that blood and organ transplants should not be from Sodomites. That is commonsense/Conservative.

Dec 09, 2013 1:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
IMNOTBARRY wrote:

Obama is starting slow. He is now keeping mainstream photographers from most activities.

Dec 09, 2013 1:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Walt_P wrote:

Is that the Tsar’s throne that Putin is sitting on in the photo?

Dec 09, 2013 1:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Highlander2 wrote:

We have the same problem with Obama in the USA.. CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, 99% of Hollywood, etc..

Dec 09, 2013 1:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Arturion wrote:

Another sad day for Russian media and journalism. RIA Novosti was one of the better news outlets because of its relatively minimal bias and broad scope of coverage. The number of quality Russian news sources just decreased by one.

Dec 09, 2013 1:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
7kimba8 wrote:

Chinless, gutless little coward!!!

Dec 09, 2013 1:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse

He doesn’t need it. He’s got Reuters, AP, Yahoo, CNN CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, NPR….etc etc etc.

Dec 09, 2013 1:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
bvdon123 wrote:

Why would people tolerate this blatant behavior. Seems worthy of a well placed bullet.

Dec 09, 2013 1:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
bvdon123 wrote:

Why would people tolerate this blatant behavior. Seems worthy of a well placed bullet.

Dec 09, 2013 1:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
domedog311 wrote:

We already have state run media in the US. Every media outlet other than FOX puts out the Obama approved line. They purposely don’t report any news negative or detrimental to his administration and relentlessly twist the facts to support him every way they can. They blast his outright lies 24/7 as though repeating them enough will make them true and demonize anybody who disagrees with him. Never thought I’d see such a thing in the USA. Disgraceful. Obama knows what Putin knows…if you control what the masses see and read they will accept any lie and deception as the truth.

Dec 09, 2013 1:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Nick757 wrote:

Not a good idea to give Obama any ideas. After all, we now have a state run media, too.

Dec 09, 2013 1:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
RobNclt wrote:

Putin has taken a play from the Obama playbook. Leftist own the U.S. media, that’s why they meet with the dictator in chief so often. They never oppose anything he desires but rather pushes lies until the dumb and young parrot what they are saying and go along with it. 2017 can’t come fast enough!

Dec 09, 2013 1:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Nick757 wrote:

Not a good idea to give Obama any ideas. After all, we now have a state run media, too.

Dec 09, 2013 1:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Nick757 wrote:

Not a good idea to give Obama any ideas. After all, we now have a state run media, too.

Dec 09, 2013 2:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Nick757 wrote:

Not a good idea to give Obama any ideas. After all, we now have a state run media, too.

Dec 09, 2013 2:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Nick757 wrote:

Not a good idea to give Obama any ideas. After all, we now have a state run media, too.

Dec 09, 2013 2:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DonVito wrote:

Barry already did it…Vlad doesn’t want to be showed-up

Dec 09, 2013 2:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
bowspray wrote:

Putin is a vile thug who has no respect or use for the U.S. He is anxious to bring Russia back to the days of the USSR,and we are passively watching it happen.

Dec 09, 2013 2:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
refreshing wrote:

Thankfully I live in a country where opposing views are allowed and the media puts the president under a microscope. Oh wait, no I don’t… Fairfax, VA

Dec 09, 2013 2:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Wow, Russia is starting to look like the United States with little more than state run media under direct control of the government. The Russian’s version of Fox News is now history.

Dec 09, 2013 2:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
hitmon wrote:

Putin still has Obama’s sack in his iron fist! Putin the man!

Dec 09, 2013 2:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JohnnyES wrote:

Yea America has plenty of news media controlled by government. MSNBC,NBC, CNN. They all cater to the needs of the President and his propaganda machine. Sure, you have news media like Fox news,Drudge Report and Breitbart but of course they are branded tea party extremists. Go figure.

Dec 09, 2013 2:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SafeTea wrote:

All dictators control their country’s media: Putin, Hitler, Stalin, Obama, the list goes on. It’s the only way to appear to have humane characteristics.

Dec 09, 2013 2:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
IndySean wrote:

So, basically, he’ trying to build a media like what the American president enjoys?

Dec 09, 2013 2:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
VABB wrote:

What is the difference between a media that is controlled by the state and a media that is controlled by state sponsored political correctness that reflects the views of the dominant political party?

Dec 09, 2013 2:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Iatemine wrote:

Sounds familiar…

Dec 09, 2013 2:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Iatemine wrote:

Sounds familiar…

Dec 09, 2013 2:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Arturion wrote:

Another sad day for Russian media and journalism. RIA Novosti was one of the better news outlets because of its relatively minimal bias and broad scope of coverage. The number of quality Russian news sources just decreased by one.

Dec 09, 2013 2:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
woodenickel wrote:

Berry is soooooo jealous

Dec 09, 2013 2:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Hoppyone wrote:

Boy, what a way to make Baracko envious.

Dec 09, 2013 2:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Freddy12 wrote:

Putin should just make the media and arm of the KGB like CIA does with the US media.

Dec 09, 2013 2:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Freddy12 wrote:

Putin should just make the media and arm of the KGB like CIA does with the US media.

Dec 09, 2013 2:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MKCPBurd wrote:

When the Free Press is silenced, so is freedom. I am sure the Main Stream Media and the Progressives are rejoicing.

Dec 09, 2013 2:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Oh goodie now Obama can do the same thing.

Dec 09, 2013 2:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Gracie66 wrote:

Just like we have here. The only thing OUR dictator wants to dissolve would any Conservative media.

Dec 09, 2013 2:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
coldfuse wrote:

It looks like Putin beat Obama to it again, although Obama’s media is already complicit.

Dec 09, 2013 2:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
poygankid wrote:

Time for Russian citizens to flee their country before the Iron Curtain is rebuilt.

Dec 09, 2013 2:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
NJ989 wrote:

Not much a difference between this and Obama’s fixation on Fox News .

Dec 09, 2013 2:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
NJ989 wrote:

Not much a difference between this and Obama’s fixation on Fox News .

Dec 09, 2013 2:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SunGodAZ wrote:

Big Deal…The US Media dissolved itself…fawning over Obama for the last 5 years….Is it a real stretch for Comrade Putin to have the same benefit of a Lapdog Media complex?

Dec 09, 2013 2:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BeamerMt wrote:

The image of the Russian President is becoming that of a new dictator who feels he can abolish freedom of speech and thereby abolish his opposition. Power is such an evil drug, that one could feel they are so far above their fellow man. Poor Putin

Dec 09, 2013 2:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
whutevr wrote:

Surprise! The former KGB chief is trying as hard as he can to re-raise the iron curtain-didn’t see THAT coming a mile off.

Dec 09, 2013 2:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse

…in Soviet Russia, media dissolves you…

Dec 09, 2013 2:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse

…in Soviet Russia, media dissolves you…

Dec 09, 2013 2:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse

…in Soviet Russia, media dissolves you…

Dec 09, 2013 2:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
LanieLou wrote:

Sounds like the new rules in NYC… Cops no longer can share crime info with the MSM.

Dec 09, 2013 2:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
sarian1934 wrote:

Sounds like Obama and the news media we have here. Obama taking he cues from Putin and the news media here is complicit in Obama’s dictatorship.

Dec 09, 2013 2:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Randolph2010 wrote:

Oh, dear, sounds like Russia is getting more and more like the United States and the U.K., as far as media controls are concerned.

Dec 09, 2013 2:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JosephJove wrote:

The world needs a second superpower. During the last twenty years of a single superpower our fascist government has shown it’s true colors by disregarding the U.S. Constitution, and tightening it’s despotic grip on the American people.

The fear of an uprising here at home while having to struggle with a hostile superpower will surely bring this treacherous government to it’s knees, where they belong, below the American people!!

Dec 09, 2013 2:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Tims1973 wrote:

So, Russia is just starting to catch up to the U.S. Govt-controlled Corporate Media. Sorry Russia, got to tell you up front, but controlled media…..SUCKS!

Dec 09, 2013 2:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Blorgg wrote:

It took Putin long enough to start emulating Obama’s control of the main stream media.

Dec 09, 2013 2:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kellbrow wrote:

Yes, the USA has state media also, so they have no standing to point a finger at Putin. I only hope Putin respects Ukraine, and doesn’t try to reincorporate that country into Russia proper again.

Dec 09, 2013 3:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
sabrina12 wrote:

The fate of the employees is NOT clear? HUMM. Obama is sitting there saying “WOW”, that’s easy. Me next?

Dec 09, 2013 3:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

*Upon hearing this, Obama swooned and wondered how he could do the same.*

Oh no – that’s not his job. The people that own him and the rest of the politicians – own the media too.

Want a fun activity for a rainy day? Google the ‘board of directors’ of FoxNews (News Corp), CNN (turner) – and go see what similarities you can find on them – start following the trail of wiki’s and such on the investors on their boards and the venture capital companies…

Like here’s a fun little tid-bit – just interesting :)
News corp’s page doesn’t show NEAR as much about the people on the board now, but you can still find info.

****

Robert James Thomson (born 11 March 1961) is an Australian journalist and the Chief Executive of News Corp, a role he assumed in January 2013.
….
Thomson is married to Wang Ping, the daughter of a general in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.

***
Not that this particular thing matters a lot – but if you get your news from Fox or CNN – you might want to see what the people running them think and believe – chances are… it’s not the same thing or way you think.

Dec 09, 2013 3:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Butchy63 wrote:

I get my news from The Daily Show and the Colbert Report.

Dec 09, 2013 3:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
fulredy wrote:

Silly me, I thought Russia was a democracy.

Dec 09, 2013 3:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ELTOBY wrote:

You know..’The way the NYT controls NBC ABC CNN MSNBC CBS NPR PBS.ECT ect….

Dec 09, 2013 3:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Fric wrote:

“To promote Moscow’s image?” I thought it was to promote “Rusia’s” image abroad in the original report. Well, here in the West we have a free media that can write what they want as long as it is to Rupert Murdoch’s liking.

Dec 09, 2013 3:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
nedarc wrote:

Looks like Obama’s ‘Comrade’ think alike when controlling the MSM aka ‘Schutzstaffel’

Dec 09, 2013 3:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Demlies wrote:

Communism is on the march both in Russia and the US

Dec 09, 2013 3:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Demlies wrote:

Communism is on the march both in Russia and the US

Dec 09, 2013 3:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Demlies wrote:

Communism is on the march both in Russia and the US

Dec 09, 2013 3:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
FreeRussian wrote:

I don’t see any problem here. British government has its media-BBC, why is bad for Russia to have its state media? In addition there should be a counterpart to ever lying outposts of Western Media in Russia. People should have access to government and private channels and pick who is lying. And if we look and private channels in the States CNN, MSNBC, FOX they lie even more than Pravda used to lie. Now Putin is preparing to eliminate the subsidiary of the Federal Reserve in Russia and he wants people to know the truth.

Dec 09, 2013 3:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
FreeRussian wrote:

I don’t see any problem here. British government has its media-BBC, why is bad for Russia to have its state media? In addition there should be a counterpart to ever lying outposts of Western Media in Russia. People should have access to government and private channels and pick who is lying. And if we look and private channels in the States CNN, MSNBC, FOX they lie even more than Pravda used to lie. Now Putin is preparing to eliminate the subsidiary of the Federal Reserve in Russia and he wants people to know the truth.

Dec 09, 2013 3:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MM4250 wrote:

And we get Obama.

Dec 09, 2013 3:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MM4250 wrote:

And we get Obama.

Dec 09, 2013 3:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MM4250 wrote:

And we get Obama.

Dec 09, 2013 3:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MM4250 wrote:

And we get Obama.

Dec 09, 2013 3:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MM4250 wrote:

And we get Obama.

Dec 09, 2013 3:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
LWJR2 wrote:

Obama has the same grip on NYTimes, TIME Mag, USAToday/Gannet Newspapers, MSNBC, & NBCNews. We see the similarities

Dec 09, 2013 3:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
slotmouth wrote:

All media is becoming propaganda, it is just getting better in most places. For example, this story is propaganda just look at the picture choice.

Dec 09, 2013 3:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Chicagorocks wrote:

So what is the difference between Putin taking over the media and Obama wiretapping news reporters, threatening insurance executives that speak out against Obamacare, and using the IRS as a tool to punish Republicans????????????

Dec 09, 2013 3:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
robertoh wrote:

Gee, were is that reset button Hillary talked about when we need it?

Dec 09, 2013 3:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BrainDeadUSA wrote:

Obama OUR Fearless Dictator & Commander & Theif could learn quite a bit from this COMMIE SOCIALIST Putin guy.

Dec 09, 2013 3:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jltules wrote:

Gee I hope Snowden is having a blast.

Dec 09, 2013 3:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BrotherRatt wrote:

DO the numb nutts in the mainstream media know that their idol and master, Barak, will soon do the same to them, in spite of all their help?

Dec 09, 2013 3:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Bytemyass wrote:

PUTIN/PALIN ’16

Consider the alternatives.

Dec 09, 2013 3:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
networkdeath1 wrote:

There is a concrete relationship, no less strenuous than any of Newton’s Laws of Physics, in which the level of state control over media is inversely proportional to the average size of the government leadership’s male genitalia. Putin therefor barely has a nub. American leaders are quickly following suit!

Dec 09, 2013 3:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

280 comments on some obscure story about Putin. Looks like the Russian Cosmo-Bots have been offered free bottles of booze to weigh in on behalf of Putin.

Hobos and hitmen are about the only people who like him any more.

Dec 09, 2013 3:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse

how long until this horribly backfires on him?

Dec 09, 2013 3:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BrainDeadUSA wrote:

Boy, I really wish my president would act like he liked the United States of America instead of trying to change everything he does NOT like about America?? Is it me or is he taking on the persona of a communist leader like Putin??

Dec 09, 2013 3:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse

“Putin dissolves state news agency”

Just like Barack Hussein Obankser did with the U.S. CONSTITUTION, huh?

Dec 09, 2013 3:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Putin’s control over Russian media is why I never read RT.

Dec 09, 2013 3:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
812mss wrote:

CNN, Reuters, AP and the rest of the MSM in America are nothing more than stenographers for Obama. Obama tells them what to say, and like good little sycophants, they oblige.

Dec 09, 2013 3:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
frek149kie wrote:

Well, he’s way ahead of the US. I know about state controlled media. CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, PBS, MSNBC, Bloomberg, Salon, New Republic, The Peoples Worker Daily, etc. Have I left anything out? Oh yeah, Huffington Post. I could probably come up with more. Wish we could dissolve them.

Dec 09, 2013 3:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Bunk11 wrote:

I see Reuters is continuing with its effort to discredit the word “conservative.” Explain to me how a communist is a “conservative.” There is no way conservatives would support a presidentially controlled medium. Explain how supporters of KGB agent Putin are “conservatives.” They are communists. It’s just that Reuters wants to keep the term liberal for “good guys” and use the term “conservative” for “bad guys,” hoping to damage the word in the U.S. and UK.

Curious, btw, that the state-run media were at all opposed to Putin. I guess there are some people in Russia who think a return to the days of the Soviet Union, KGB and gulags would not be a good thing.

Dec 09, 2013 3:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Butch_from_PA wrote:

You can take the man out of the KGB, however you cannot take the KGB out of the man. Putin is just doing what he knows best. He must be in trouble politically and is falling back on the only methods he knows.

In this wireless socially connected world – media fronts are not much value in propaganda any more. We all know them to be the mouthpieces for politicians and corporations where everything is questionable and you need to gather from multiple sources to get the truth. I am so glad for hackers and activists who are continually tearing down the new walls trying to fence us in.

Dec 09, 2013 4:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

The media in the US are worst. Major channels are controlled by Mickey Mouse Company(Disney/ABC with hundreds of TV and radio channels providing “political enterntainment” such as Rush Linghbough), GE( manufacturer of death tools which promoted wars through its controlled channels to make profit before selling its stakes to Comcast).. all news organizations includind WP, NYT, CNN, Fox News… are traded in the stock market and are subject to “market pressure”. Freedom of press does not exist in the US or elsewhere for that matter. What is true is that there is freedom of expression in the US but that also is fast disapearing thank to the “patriot Act”.

Dec 09, 2013 4:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Relax. GW Bush looked into Putin’s eyes and saw that his soul was good. So what are you all worried about?

Dec 09, 2013 4:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse
deegeejay wrote:

Putin/Obama – two peas in a pod.

Dec 09, 2013 4:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Harry_Shell wrote:

You see, Mr. Obama – this is how it’s done. If you’re going to be a tyrant, I say do it right. Stop with the phony “war on FoxNews” and the phony “war on women” and the phony “racist conservatives” who want voter ID. Just take over already. You know you want to do it. You know that the only media you’ll have to “dissolve” is FoxNews since you’ve got all the other mainstreamers under your thumb. Mr. Putin shows how clean and sanitized it can be. What are you waiting for?

Dec 09, 2013 4:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
chowchow wrote:

Kick him out of office and elect someone who respects free speech, amend the Russian Constitution to separate private media and state. Problem solved.

Dec 09, 2013 4:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
darthziltoid wrote:

Example of the pot calling the kettle black. Reuters is part of a corporate cabal of six or eight mega moguls in media, are they seriously getting upset that Putin is just deciding to do the same damn thing? Look I don’t support the smothering of free speech and I have been against Putin and his dictatorial rule for years. But it makes little difference if its openly state controlled, and corporately state controlled. Besides, you get more honest information from RT on what is going on than Reuters….

Dec 09, 2013 4:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WashMe wrote:

And a description of the kidnapping murdering robbers is? Oh, it must not be that important a crime to provide details, like whether or not any of them had their boxers sticking out or had any gold teeth.

Dec 09, 2013 4:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WashMe wrote:

He should get rid of our state run media as well.

Dec 09, 2013 4:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
yates wrote:

“Most Russian media outlets are already loyal to Putin, and opponents get little air time”… I’m confused is this article about Putin or Obama?

Dec 09, 2013 4:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WashMe wrote:

What about OUR state-run MSM, Mr. Putin?

Dec 09, 2013 4:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
joey_bababalu wrote:

He’s just following America’s lead with a state controlled media. Next, the Russians will be spying on their citizens and grabbing their genitals at the airports while using drones to murder people

Dec 09, 2013 4:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Stee wrote:

Folks, Putin’s party, United Russia, describes itself as a conservative party. The Russian left/right paradigm does not mirror the American version.

Dec 09, 2013 4:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
caiaphas wrote:

Our media don’t have to be forced. They are party loyal. Liberalism is the new Communism

Dec 09, 2013 4:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
caiaphas wrote:

Our media don’t have to be forced. They are party loyal. Liberalism is the new Communism

Dec 09, 2013 4:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
caiaphas wrote:

Our media don’t have to be forced. They are party loyal. Liberalism is the new Communism

Dec 09, 2013 4:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
caiaphas wrote:

Our media don’t have to be forced. They are party loyal. Liberalism is the new Communism

Dec 09, 2013 4:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Dock0 wrote:

I wonder haw soon that Monkey Number Two (Obama) follows suit with Monkey Number One (Putin and closes down all criticism?

Dec 09, 2013 4:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Putin Outlaws Bad News. Threatens radioactive poisoning for any messengers carrying bad news.

Declares Ukraine a worker’s paradise.

Dec 09, 2013 4:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
anticatholic wrote:

I personally have no objectiopns to whatever Putin does so long as it is both Moral & Legal.
I would wish that with his anti Homosexual Bias that he would order his subordinatyes to arrest those who push their so called ‘Gay agenda’ including any pop singer/composer who blatantly breaches Russian Law.
Most of the immoral behaviour we have in the World seems to be encouraged by the media, ity is way past time for someone to stand up &say enough is enough

Dec 09, 2013 4:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
anticatholic wrote:

I personally have no objectiopns to whatever Putin does so long as it is both Moral & Legal.
I would wish that with his anti Homosexual Bias that he would order his subordinatyes to arrest those who push their so called ‘Gay agenda’ including any pop singer/composer who blatantly breaches Russian Law.
Most of the immoral behaviour we have in the World seems to be encouraged by the media, ity is way past time for someone to stand up &say enough is enough

Dec 09, 2013 4:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

“I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue. I was able to get a sense of his soul. He’s a man deeply committed to his country.”

-George W. Bush on Vladimir Putin

Dec 09, 2013 4:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
OWilson wrote:

Ah, there’s hope for CNN, MSNBC and PBS after all!

Dec 09, 2013 4:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
twinstick wrote:

Gee. How much longer will it be before Obama follows suit here in this Country???

Dec 09, 2013 4:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
normarae wrote:

I wonder why he didn’t just turn the Soviet media into the marketing arm for his regime? That is working very well for Obama.

Dec 09, 2013 4:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
PedroGonzales wrote:

We call our state media “Democrat Propaganda Machine”. It praises our Dear Leader. Remember him? He’s the one you own.

Dec 09, 2013 4:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Tonylord wrote:

If the right wing fanatics critics of Obama say he is a dictator like Putin then Obama should also shut down FAUXNEWS spreading lies. Fauxnews have the highest ratings but the right wing still keep losing the elections to Obama. They claim their coverage as FAIR AND BALANCE. But lose elections. GO FIGURE!!!

Dec 09, 2013 4:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
newheart200 wrote:

Thank God that Obama and Hillary hit the reset button or maybe things would have gone downhill in our close and trusting relationship with Putin .

Dec 09, 2013 4:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mostxcellent wrote:

Putin won’t have any problem buying up US media…they already do this sort of thing for obama and democrats…

Dec 09, 2013 4:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
dholiday232 wrote:

Obummer already controls the US media.

Dec 09, 2013 5:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JsmithCSA wrote:

Fascist.

Dec 09, 2013 5:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Ah yes—great movements toward democracy going on there.

Dec 09, 2013 5:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Obamadontcare wrote:

Our silly tyrant worshiping media doesn’t realize that this is the ultimate direction their sycophantic actions are taking them. An all powerful government doesn’t need a lot of pretend journalist to read what they are given.

If they want to protect their jobs, our liberty and their own, they will start doing their constitutionally required duty.

Dec 09, 2013 5:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Putin strenghhens his control on media that demeans his image to the public. And, Obama strengthens his control on a public in order to support a media that demeans its control over its own destiny.

What is the difference? Answer: Obama is a Communist trying to destroy America. Putin is republican trying to destroy the return of Communism in Russia.

Dec 09, 2013 5:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Putin strenghhens his control on media that demeans his image to the public. And, Obama strengthens his control on a public in order to support a media that demeans its control over its own destiny.

What is the difference? Answer: Obama is a Communist trying to destroy America. Putin is republican trying to destroy the return of Communism in Russia.

Dec 09, 2013 5:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Daniel77 wrote:

What difference does it make? The Obama Admin is no different.
The 1st thing Obama did after being elected and claiming to have the
most transparent gov in US history was to have a closed door meeting with all major news outlets in the US.

Dec 09, 2013 5:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Slues wrote:

Once a Commie THUG always a Commie THUG. Democrats are jealous.

Dec 09, 2013 5:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Vladimir Ceausescu.

Dec 09, 2013 5:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Anajfan wrote:

Sounds like obama and the state media her in the US.

Dec 09, 2013 5:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
0okm9ijn wrote:

King Putin!

Dec 09, 2013 5:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Putin turns off the cameras. Demands time alone with his inflatable pony.

Dec 09, 2013 5:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
c0menter wrote:

Substitute “Obama” for “Putin” in this headline and view Obama’s blaming of US media for the derisive environment in America Obama fosters. Understand Obama wants to have a media industry under his own control to spew his lies, just like Putin.

Dec 09, 2013 5:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JasonJason wrote:

Flooding ALL White countries and ONLY White countries with non-White immigration combined with forced integration is a program of White genocide.

Africa will still be full of Africans
Asia will still be full of Asians.
Only White children will suffer from this.

Read the UN genocide conventions: It is genocide.

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-White.
Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.

Dec 09, 2013 5:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JasonJason wrote:

Flooding ALL White countries and ONLY White countries with non-White immigration combined with forced integration is a program of White genocide.

Africa will still be full of Africans
Asia will still be full of Asians.
Only White children will suffer from this.

Read the UN genocide conventions: It is genocide.

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-White.
Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.

Dec 09, 2013 5:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jamalagrin wrote:

Once a communist, always a communist. The Soviet Union, a communist State that engulfed Eastern Europe under totalitarism since 1945, fell in the 1980s for a brief time. That is when America should have gone in as freed the people. But, instead, it became Russia once again and Putin, an ex KGB agent of the old Soviet Empire, took over alternating with Medeav.

Putin has tighten the communist grip once again on the Russian people, and threatens Eastern Eurpoe to be taken over once again. He also is a major threat to the rest of the free world, including the USA, as he fakes out our inept President, Obama, and is helping Iran with its nuclear ambitions, all the while pretending to be working for world peace.

The only good communist is a dead one. Look out Israel because Russia along with Iran and the Middle East countries will go down on Israel in the near future to try and wipe out Israel. But, as The Bible states, 4/5 of their armies will be wiped out by God, Himself.

This will not be the end of world troubles as The Tribulation Period of The Book of Revelation will begin with the advent of the ani-Christ coming as a man of peace, but will be the beginning of the largest world war ever seen in mankind, ending with The Battle of Armageddon and Christ coming to earth to defeat the anti-Christ, Satan himself, those who took the mark of the beast ( 666 ), and those who opposed God.

Dec 09, 2013 5:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
brd893 wrote:

Here comes Stalin number two. Russia will continue it’s slow march in decline.

Dec 09, 2013 5:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
P42T5j72 wrote:

Ain’t communism grand :)

Dec 09, 2013 5:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Welcome, Georgia! Welcome Ukraine, back to mother Russia. Your fellow prisoners will be happy to greet you and your Western sympathizers freely offer you up for the perpetual political convenience offered modern populist democracies.

Dec 09, 2013 6:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
whatisthat wrote:

A dictator dictating.

Dec 09, 2013 6:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
NLA22 wrote:

I guess Putin got jealous that Obama had such a sycophantic media that at his beck and call. Putin had to one up Obama by making the media report to him directly.

Dec 09, 2013 6:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
robbie55555 wrote:

It’s just like in the US. You have to rely on the foreign press for true information on your own country.

Dec 09, 2013 6:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

JasonJason fears: “Flooding ALL White countries and ONLY White countries with non-White immigration combined with forced integration is a program of White genocide.”

Well what the hell. Maybe it’s time. Cheap imports of android tablets are a form of “Sony Discman genocide.” But all good things must come to an end when faced with a more prolific and efficient replacement from abroad.

Dec 09, 2013 6:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
arizona69 wrote:

“Who once caused outrage…” Reuters strikes again. A more accurate sentence would have adden”in the feeble minded and willfully ignorant…” Male homosexuals have such an astronomically higher possibility of being exposed to HIV variants than others, that this policy would go a long way to dramatically reducing the not uncommon infection of transplant recipients, from recently infected ,but untestable HIV positive donors.

Dec 09, 2013 6:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Danram wrote:

Yet more evidence, as if more was needed, that Vladimir Putin is, at the core, nothing more than a two-bit KGB thug.

On the day he dies, I will buy a round of drinks for the house.

Dec 09, 2013 7:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Danram wrote:

Yet more evidence, as if more was needed, that Vladimir Putin is, at the core, nothing more than a two-bit KGB thug.

On the day he dies, I will buy a round of drinks for the house.

Dec 09, 2013 7:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Danram wrote:

Yet more evidence, as if more was needed, that Vladimir Putin is, at the core, nothing more than a two-bit KGB thug.

On the day he dies, I will buy a round of drinks for the house.

Dec 09, 2013 7:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Danram wrote:

Yet more evidence, as if more was needed, that Vladimir Putin is, at the core, nothing more than a two-bit KGB thug.

On the day he dies, I will buy a round of drinks for the house.

Dec 09, 2013 7:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Danram wrote:

Yet more evidence, as if more was needed, that Vladimir Putin is, at the core, nothing more than a two-bit KGB thug.

On the day he dies, I will buy a round of drinks for the house.

Dec 09, 2013 7:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Stalin, Putin, Saddam. They’re all the same. They think we can’t live without them. What we should do with guy is just let him wither without our economic support.

Dec 09, 2013 7:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JoeSchmoe123 wrote:

Yes, the US Government sponsors some of Public Broadcasting Service. The rest of the broadcasting costs are viewer-supported. How threatening to Fox News’s Fear & Smear White Power network.

Dec 09, 2013 11:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
andriyl wrote:

PUTIN = STALIN ===> STALIN = HITLER,

Very simple. I do not know why the mass public (Democrats and Republicans) look up to Putin, he’s a dictator, just like Hitler. He’s getting away with everything and the mass public doesn’t bat an eye.

George W. bush did indeed look into his eyes and said he see’s an honest man. So Conservatists, you guys aren’t off the hook either

Dec 10, 2013 11:12am EST  --  Report as abuse
ChangeWhat wrote:

This is news? Who cares everyone knows the media worldwide is a joke nowadays including here in the U.S. As a matter of fact we are the leaders of paid advertisements news articles, many right here on reuters. So what’s the big deal and all the noise about? If you people are unaware the “Free Press” hasn’t existed for decades now, and our journalists, editors, and reporters are useless then you’ve already been programmed by the government. Enjoy and spin spin spin!

Dec 10, 2013 12:24pm EST  --  Report as abuse
FatherJames wrote:

…Well, at least he’s not Stalin. Not yet anyway… Or Ivan the Terrible… (strangled more than one thousand men with his bare hands..) Lot of older Russians into rehabilitating the image of Stalin. (Order your “Stalin Was Framed” T-shirt today…)
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…So, I suppose not a lot that we can do about this. It would be better if the Pentagon had not endorsed a one billion dollar deal to by Russian choppers for Afghanistan (Congress having a fit and seizure of sanity about this…)
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…Guess Putin will keep supporting his old buddy Assad. I’d just feel better if he didn’t have long range recon aircraft ranging as far as Guam… … …

Dec 10, 2013 5:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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