A Historical Perspective by Sarah Lindemann-Komarova
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Over the past few weeks, Western media’s “everything in Russia is awful” wall of sound, has achieved a screech so loud that it reminds me of a crashing meteorites––reminiscent of the 2013 one that (according to the NY Times and other western media outlets) “landed in Siberia”. Except that the meteorite landed in Chelyabinsk, a city in the Urals Region.
This recent escalation in sound concerning Russia is, no doubt, in honor of the upcoming Sochi….I mean “Putin’s” Olympics. I refer to the cacophony as “sound” because it is impossible to consider most of what we hear, see or read today regarding Russia as meaningful analysis or solid reporting. Denver is not in the Midwest; Chelyabinsk is not in Siberia; this sloppy agenda-driven journalism is scary, like an impending meteorite blast. The extent of the damage is impossible to assess as the sonic boom is followed by a descending flash across sky before it hits. All we know for sure is that this can’t be good.