1150 Marina may bring Putin down

This is the photo of the year, maybe of the decade (Huff Post):

Anti-War Protester Storms Russian State-Run TV

During Evening Broadcast

"Go protest. Don’t be afraid of anything," news editor Marina Ovsyannikova said in a prerecorded video that circulated online. "They can’t lock us all away.”

Lock her away they can; but will they be able to disappear her? We'll soon know.

An anti-war protester, Marina Ovsyannikova, stormed the set of Russia’s state-run evening news broadcast on Monday, holding a sign aloft behind the Channel One anchor before the feed abruptly changed cameras.

“NO WAR,” the sign read in English. Then, in Russian below: “Stop the war. Don’t believe the propaganda. They are lying to you.”

But wait ... there's more. Russian propagandists, like the one interviewed in the video above, have support from the US. Fox anchor Tucker Carlson opines about the Ukrainian war in a way that he is favourably quoted on Russian tv:

Mother Jones:  Leaked Kremlin Memo to Russian Media: 

It Is “Essential” to Feature Tucker Carlson

The Russian government has pressed outlets to highlight the Fox host’s Putin-helping broadcasts.

On March 3, as Russian military forces bombed Ukrainian cities as part of Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion of his neighbor, the Kremlin sent out talking points to state-friendly media outlets with a request: Use more Tucker Carlson.

“It is essential to use as much as possible fragments of broadcasts of the popular Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who sharply criticizes the actions of the United States [and] NATO, their negative role in unleashing the conflict in Ukraine, [and] the defiantly provocative behavior from the leadership of the Western countries and NATO towards the Russian Federation and towards President Putin, personally,” advises the 12-page document written in Russian. 

It sums up Carlson’s position: “Russia is only protecting its interests and security.” The memo includes a quote from Carlson: “And how would the US behave if such a situation developed in neighboring Mexico or Canada?”

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