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Commentaries published on CNBC.com and the Huffington Post were written by seemingly independent professionals but placed on behalf of the Russian government by its PR firm, Ketchum.

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curlyhammedMoesBrother

Nov. 19, 2012, 9:04 a.m.

Public Relations Firm…a euphemism for pimp.  Ariana is like Barry O, they both pander to the least common denominator among the uneducated.

John

Nov. 19, 2012, 11:55 a.m.

To the self-aggrandizing genius trying to call me out, I point out the Republicans for claiming to be against anything resembling the Soviet Union while instituting its most laughable and horrifying policies.

The Democrats have helped, but given the “wah, lefties are destroying the country” tenor of dozens of contentless comments, I figured mentioning that was redundant.  Good to see some people are smart enough to see that, even if you weren’t.

Obama’s an ass, but his administration didn’t give the telecommunications companies legal immunity for helping them spy on everybody in the country.  The KGB wished for that kind of power.  Even the Stazi would have stood in awe of what recent Republican “pro-freedom” administrations have accomplished.

Or does your idea of Communism stop at welfare?

Shahislam

Nov. 19, 2012, 2:05 p.m.

It’s wise focus on what we have at our disposal.  We -the ‘not hot-tempered ones’ only are capable of helping now make betterment of Obama’s administration for the collective true benefit of North-Americans beyond bipartisan limitations of things.

Shahislam

Nov. 19, 2012, 2:13 p.m.

The writings on the wall sometime ago became enough clear to be noticeable globally. It would be wise to focus on what we have at our disposal today. We -the ‘not hot-tempered ones’ only are capable of helping now make betterment of Obama’s administration for the collective true benefit of North-Americans beyond bipartisan limitations of things

clarence swinney

Nov. 19, 2012, 6:17 p.m.

NEO-CON DESTROY DEMOCRACY
Since 1980 their Record:
Ruined our great middle class savings and loan
Closed Fairness Doctrine that has let Limbaugh types on airwaves
Closed Revenue Sharing
Initiated our involvement in 10 foreign conflicts.
Repealed Glass-Steagall allowing 5 Too Big To Fail to hold 50% of 7 000 Banks deposits
and 10 to hold 80%.
Crashed the stock market 5 times
Modernization of Commodities markets—-from investment to Casino Derivative of America.
Two very very dumb invasions of two unarmed, destitute Muslim nations.
Ruined our international reputation as a Do Good Christian nation to Big Bully Nation.
Stood by as freak marketeers ruined out Housing Industry.
Stood by as Casino Derivative of America damaged the world financial industry.
Impeached a great president for petty political gains that created a long term animosity between two parties.
Attempted to destroy the Safety Nets that hold together a great middle class.
Implemented Tax Codes that permitted a redistribution of Wealth to top 10% who now own 73% of all Net Wealth, 83% of all Financial Wealth and get 50% of all individual income.
They have taken America from top five on Equality to fourth from bottom in OECD nations.
Since 1980, their Spend and Borrow policies, mainly, were responsible for adding 15,000 Billion to A 1000B Debt in 1980.
Fought the Great GI Bill
Fought the WWII Draft
Give these Neo-Cons total control is end of Democracy to a Corpocracy.

clarence swinney

Nov. 20, 2012, 10:45 a.m.

BUSH TAX CUTS
10 years 2001-2010
total loss of revenue(borrowed)=$1901 Billion
Gifs to rich
1%=37.6%=$715.2B
5%=48.3%=$919.7B
20%=78.5%
bottom 60%=16.4%=Yuk!
John nichols in the nation.com on twinkes
“vulture capitalism ate your twinkes”

Nicolas von Schatz

Nov. 24, 2012, 2:15 p.m.

Those asslicking henchmen must be hanged together with their bastard russian commie owners.

HuffAndPuffPost

Nov. 24, 2012, 6:01 p.m.

Ariana is proof that screwing your way to success is still a viable option for someone otherwise untalented.

Chris Herz

Nov. 26, 2012, 9:41 p.m.

We are all fortunate that Joseph Stalin never realized how easy it is to buy both US media and US politicians.  Putin’s Russia is only following in the footsteps of China.

ibsteve2u

Sep. 13, 2013, 2:49 p.m.

Putin is just taking a page out of Fox‘s/Murdoch’s/Aisle’s book:  Say anything you want ‘cuz your definitions of “editorial” and “journalism” don’t mention “truth”.

It really is too bad that 22 U.S.C. § 611 (et seq.)

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2009-title22/pdf/USCODE-2009-title22-chap11-subchapII.pdf

was gutted in 1995 to remove the term “political propaganda”. 

I figure both the NYT (witness this article) and all of Fox (their endless “Divide, and conquer.” lies aimed at the American people insist that they are agents operating on behalf of the PRC and/or Russia) could have been prosecuted under it.

Andrew

Sep. 16, 2013, 1:19 p.m.

Anyone else alarmed by the number of comments that are coming from extreme right-wingers who think this article reveals a “communist” conspiracy??? Wake up people!  Nothing could be more absurd.
What it in fact reveals is a corporate PR plan involving corporate, FOR PROFIT players INSIDE RUSSIA. Not COMMUNISTS!
That, and the US CORPORATIONS WORKING TOGETHER WITH THE CORPORATIONS INSIDE RUSSIA TO MAKE A PROFIT, BUT AT THE EXPENSE OF HONESTY AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST.  THATS IT.
Get it???

ibsteve2u

Sep. 16, 2013, 2:24 p.m.

@Andrew:  When one steps outside the definition of “conjecture” and into the realm of “assertion”, it is always nice to support/substantiate your “assertion” with verifiable URLs/links from reputable sources.

Mr. Shahislam

Sep. 16, 2013, 2:52 p.m.

The solution finding should start with…..........
It’s now due -publishing the data of state heads and Insurance underwriting, royal-gun-bomb-making business bosses that were behind 1st 9/11 event & its repeating trend in our home territory!

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