Russian state media seizes propaganda opportunity in Ferguson

November 25, 2014 11:17 PM

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Russian state media seizes propaganda opportunity in Ferguson

With fresh riots in the Missouri town after a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who shot Michael Brown there in August, the Kremlin, its powerful state media machine and pro-Russian bloggers — never ones to let an opportunity pass in which they can "prove" American double-standards — are having a field day.

“So the U.S. government, when talking about their own country, forgets about democracy, human rights, protection of ‘peaceful protesters’ and people’s right to protest,” Russian news site Pravda.ru declared on Tuesday. “As they say, the United States –- it’s a completely different matter.”

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