Western Media Putin Bashing Following His Electoral Triumph

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Western Media Putin Bashing Following His Electoral Triumph

by Stephen Lendman

China's Xi Jinping congratulated Putin for his overwhelming reelection triumph. So did Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro and Bolivia's Evo Morales.

Ahead of Sunday voting, London's Guardian shamefully accused him of "stealing the Russian election," adding Russia's process "is an election in name only…a sham and a smokescreen…to confer democratic respectability on to a corrupt oligarchy."

Scandalous remarks, the Guardian not alone. Other Western media turned truth on its head trashing Russia's democratic process, calling Putin authoritarian, a dictator and other pejoratives.

Euronews cited convicted embezzler/Putin critic/Western favorite Alexey Navalny disinformation claims of ballot box stuffing, repeat voting and other (nonexistent) irregularities.

The NYT lied claiming turnout was "less than the Kremlin had s
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