Zakharova: CNN's Garbage Reporting Is a 'Huge Blow to the Pillars of Democracy'
Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova was stalked by a CNN creep; then she warned a reporter that it's dangerous to sit next to CNN journos because they're creepy; now she's coming out and saying it: CNN's terrible reporting is tantamount to "political blackmail" and has "dealt a huge blow to the pillars of democracy".
We can't disagree. Can you?
During a press briefing on Thursday, Zakharova was asked:
Question: According to CNN, officials working for Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump had colluded to coordinate actions damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. How could you comment on these reports?
Maria Zakharova: We keep talking about CNN. Unfortunately, this is becoming commonplace for this television channel. They are approaching the moment of truth.
All of us know about the political leanings of the CNN TV channel and the civic position of its employees. It is necessary to distinguish between the civic position, electoral activity and propaganda and involvement in the domestic political competition, which, in principle, undermines the democratic foundations of a state that has openly told the whole world that it will spread democracy to the most remote corners of the globe.
Current developments obviously highlight the subjective bias of media outlets and their involvement in political games and blackmail. In fact, this has gone beyond games: it is blackmail plain and simple. All of this certainly deals a huge blow to the pillars of democracy.
For many years, the United States remained an exemplary democratic system. Current developments in the United States are a tremendous blow to democratic values.
Why are CNN and other media outlets becoming involved in the political tug-of-war? This question should be addressed to them, rather than to us. It defies all reason. People, organisations and, of course, the media work a lot to earn a certain reputation and status. Gaining confidence is the most important thing; but confidence can be undermined in no time at all. Confidence in CNN was undermined long ago, but the problem is that confidence in all media outlets is also being undermined. This trend is very dangerous.Maria never disappoints.