The so-called “democratically elected” government opened fire on peaceful protesters and had a plan to blame more violence on the freedom fighters.
Thanks in part to some cheating in the women’s figure skating competition, Russia ended up on top in the Olympic medals count. But the real benefits to the Kremlin regime came during the closing ceremonies, broadcast by NBC and narrated in part by former Soviet propagandist Vladimir Pozner.
The Sunday CBS “60 Minutes” program aired a dramatic story about murder and corruption in Russia and the criminals who run the regime in Moscow. But it did not mention the failure of the Obama administration to challenge the Putin regime over its blatant human rights abuses and official corruption.
Media coverage of Russia during the Olympic Games has proven to be extremely inaccurate, from the gross exaggerations about the effects of Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law to NBC’s claim in a report for the Olympics opening ceremony that Soviet communism was a “pivotal experiment”—and not a tragedy—in the country’s history.
Kengor discusses Barack Obama’s mentor — Frank Marshall Davis — a Communist. Kengor has actually written an entire book about this mentor of Obama’s, whom Obama mentions in his own book but never uses his full name, only calling him “Frank.”