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Putin Dissolves Russian News
Agency, ‘Tightening State Control’

Mediaite, by Evan McMurry

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/9/2013 3:04:04 PM

Russian President and 2005 Super Bowl champion Vladimir Putin unexpectedly dissolved RIA Novosti, a state news agency, along with its radio affiliate on Monday, a move the agency itself said would “appear to point toward a tightening of state control in the already heavily regulated media sector.” The agencies will be combined into Rossiya Segodnya and headed by Dmitry Kiselyov, a Russian news anchor who recently provoked controversy over his on-air homophobic remarks, an appointment sure to heighten tensions over Russia’s anti-gay policies ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics. The New York Times reported that the decree caught even the

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You know 0bama would love to do the same thing here with Fox News and every other conservative news outlet.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 12/9/2013 3:14:33 PM     (No. 9646913)

The world is descending in a hand basket. The regime needs to make a bold statement. Hey, let´s boycott the Olympics. It worked before.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 12/9/2013 3:28:17 PM     (No. 9646937)

Hey, Pootie, just replace them with MSNBC and, Wa-La, problem solved. They are natural born statists and propagandists for Big Central Government.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: billp, 12/9/2013 4:00:44 PM     (No. 9646992)

I´m really not sure I see where dissolving the ´Russian News Agency´ is tightening state control. Does that not leave more room for independent agencies? Am I missing something?

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