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