Mark Crispin Miller on Russian Television

Here is some of my recent interview with RT’s Anastasia Churkina:

We talked for quite a while, so she was forced to cut a lot to fit their schedule. Thus this excerpt, necessarily, leaves out several things, some of which I’ll mention here:

In comparing the media’s coverage of John Edwards’s affair with Sarah Palin’s –i.e., non-stop coverage of the former (continuing this very minute) as opposed to no coverage whatsoever of the latter–I pointed out, first of all, that both stories had been broken by the National Enquirer, which makes the double standard that much more outrageous.

More importantly, I also noted, in explaining that the trashing of John Edwards has apparently been driven by a corporate animus against his economic populism, that, in January of 2008 (not long before he quit the race), Reuters came out with a piece that made it pretty clear:

Corporate elite fear candidate Edwards

(Reuters) – Ask corporate lobbyists which presidential contender is most feared by their clients and the answer is almost always the same — Democrat John Edwards.

(I don’t think that Reuters piece ran anywhere in the US.)

And, speaking of corporate lobbyists and the candidates they loved, I also had a lot to say on RT about Pres. Obama’s overall record since assuming office. The excerpt incudes none of that (or at least the part on RT’s website doesn’t), although it does include my comments on the (countless) votes that were stolen from Obama/Biden on Election Day (and their refusal to go near that taboo subject).

In any case, I was very pleased to be invited to discuss such issues on (Russian) TV, and want to thank Anastasia for setting it up, and then doing the interview.


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