"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Two Peas In a Pod 

Remember when the Naked Emperor looked Vladimir Putin in the eyes and got a sense of his soul? Maybe we were all too cynical about that little exchange, because it seems as though the two of them were practically separated at birth:
Russia said it will no longer accredit ABC's journalists after the U.S. television network ran an interview with Shamil Basayev, the Chechen warlord who claimed responsibility for 2004's Beslan school siege.

"Contact with the ABC television channel is not desirable for all Russian government bodies," the Foreign Ministry, which overseas foreign journalists, said on its Web site today. When accreditation for ABC's staff runs out, "it will not be renewed." Foreign journalists are accredited for a year.

You refuse to acknowledge journalists you don't like? Ohmigod! What a coincidence! So do I! But - there's this guy named Gannon I should introduce you to....

 

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