Washington Times Ad Blasts U.S. Media for Crude, Soviet-Style Propaganda Against Russia; Demands Open Debate
June 10, 2016 (EIRNS)—Edward Lozansky and Gilbert Doctorow, of the American University in Moscow and the American Committee for East-West Accord, respectively, ran a full-page ad in the Washington Times on Thursday, June 9. The target: Soviet-style vilification in the U.S. press against Russia.
"The impending failure (of foreign policy) ... and our going over the cliff into World War III has to be the country’s first concern," they write. "Come a nuclear war, which, sadly, is more likely now than at any time since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962," all other "issues" are irrelevant.
Yet, from Madeleine Albright’s time on, they say, the U.S. mainstream media (MSM) have become "purveyors of the latest press handouts from the State Department," and "picked up the old Soviet style," using it in an "Information War" that demonizes President Putin. The trend has been particularly strong since Putin’s speech in Munich in 2007, and has been stretched from "the White House on down."
The United States needs a "perestroika," they say—a full debate that includes those who don’t toe the Administration line of attacking Russia. The ad includes three large pictures of the marches in honor of the "Immortal Regiment" a few weeks ago.