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A Murder in Moscow and then in Kiev: A Primer on MSM Propaganda

Nemtsov’s funeral procession was extensively covered by CNN, Fox News, CBS News and ABC. Radio Free Europe was the only mainstream outlet to report the funeral of Oleg Buzina in Kiev

This article originally appeared at RT


The Western media’s starkly different reactions to the murders of two opposition figures – Russian politician Nemtsov and Ukrainian journalist Buzina – is a case study in biased reporting.

<figcaption>Let Oles Buzina rest in peace.</figcaption>
Let Oles Buzina rest in peace.

Following the killing of a well-known Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, US media outlets released over 100 articles, stories, live broadcasts and reports concerning Nemtsov’s relationship with the Kremlin, the progress of the investigation, as well as statements by Russian and foreign public officials – all in the space of just four days. The rate at which the stories were published only increased with each day that passed. Nemtsov’s funeral procession was extensively covered by CNN, Fox News, CBS News and ABC.

Following the killing of a well-known Ukrainian opposition figure Oles Buzina, leaders within the US media published about 20 articles in four days, the majority of which were short newswire notes. There were a handful of opinion pieces, too. Only Radio Liberty decided to report Buzina’s funeral on April 19 and even this was miniscule in content: a one-minute video and a few words about Kiev suspecting Russia being behind his death!

It’s all quite simple and highly effective.

May they both rest in peace. Senseless victims of a mad world.

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