And look who's got the message:
The BBC, CNN and Bloomberg have suspended operations in Russia after President Vladimir Putin enacted a law that makes the deliberate spread of disinformation punishable by up to 15 years in prison. After the anti-fake news law was approved on Friday, CNN said it would “stop broadcasting in Russia while we continue to evaluate the situation and our next steps moving forward.” Bloomberg – the news agency founded and owned by US billionaire Michael Bloomberg – similarly said it would “temporarily suspend the work of its journalists inside Russia” and accused Moscow of criminalizing “independent reporting.” The New York-based outlet claimed that the crackdown on disinformation would make it “impossible to continue any semblance of normal journalism inside the country.”
In the US "independent reporting" is a euphemism for spreading BS. Now, that one has to answer for BS by the law suddenly this "independent reporting" seems scary. Not to mention the fact that neither BBC nor Bloomberg are related to "independent reporting" or real journalism in any way. They all are narrative-mongers and I think it is about time all these CNNs of the world must be kicked out of Russia and just make shit up in their respective offices in London, NYC and Atlanta. Saves money and effort. No, really.
But get this--a shining example of the Western intel (I am not being facetious--these are the types who consult on Russia in the West).
Look at the credentials of this guy:
Berlin-based 🇩🇪 Eastern Europe expert. 10+ yrs of work in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus. Former Director @boell_stiftung Kyiv (UA+BY)office. Speak 🇩🇪🇺🇦🇧🇾
Great "expert", I am sure he is needed as the aid to some US Congressman or Senator. He is a perfect candidate for this kind of jobs. I know, I know there are so many other Russian "experts" in the West, take Masha Gessen or Julia Ioffe. Mr. Remnick or Mark Galleotti--all bring to the table years and years of studying all kinds of BS which has very little relation to the reality, but then again, Western political discourse long ago transitioned into the virtual realm and is shaped by narratives. Because tangibles are hard and require a systemic knowledge and thinking which has long ago left Western so called "intellectual" class. This class' military "expertise" is altogether something to behold. So, yes, prepare to Russia and its army's collapse. Any minute now Russia will run out of ammo, gas, soldiers and tanks. In (very) related news, I wonder when are the next indictments from John Durham's investigation coming. Remember, this guy Trump being a Russian stooge?