Objectivity first casualty as Russian media slam U.S.A.

  • 2003-04-10
  • Bernard Besserglik
AFP MOSCOWCoffins for babies. U.S. soldiers firing at women and children. Banner headlines denouncing "U.S. aggression." Many Russian media outlets have given up any pretense of even-handedness in their coverage of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Secure in the knowledge that some 90 percent of the Russian public oppose the war, news editors in both print and audiovisual media have launched a tidal wave of indignation at the loss of civilian life in Iraq with little attempt to conceal their anti-American fervor. "The Americans have crossed the red line and have started shooting children," the...
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