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General News    H2'ed 3/8/14

A Daily Beast Ideologue Tries But Fails To Slay RT

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RUSSIA TODAY'S BEAST OF BURDEN: Shoot the Messenger and Obscure The Message

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By Danny Schechter

James Kirchick is just the neutral reporter the Daily Beast would assign to  report on the ideological controversy surrounding the Russian backed RT-TV channel's coverage of the crisis in the Ukraine. 

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The Beast lives up to its name by assigning a hardcore polemical ideologue to uncover what it predictably labels as ideological media bias.

Kirchick is a veteran of the anti-communist wars, now revived as the anti Putin wars, not some neutral journo crusading for democracy.

According to Wikipedia, He is a fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington,  prior to this he was writer-at-large for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty . He is a graduate of the New Republic, Murdoch's Weekly Standard and writes for Azure, a magazine that describes itself as pro-Zionist and free market.

Ok, just so we know who are dealing with here.    

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And now, to bolster his "credibility" he presents himself as a victim in his latest article that exposes himself, far more than his target, asserting that his rights as a journalist were somehow compromised because of a gutsy quest for truth .

Here's his exhibit:

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