by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
I was hopeful that Russian-based news sources such as RT and Sputnik would do a better job than the American presstitutes. To an extent, RT and Sputnik do a better job than the New York Times and CNN. RT and Sputnik report news that otherwise doesn’t see the light of day. But RT and Sputnik are often victims of fake news and become part of the problem by perpetuating lies.
For example, in a Sputnik article of April 19, Oleg Burunov reports incorrectly that Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the neck of George Floyd for more than eight minutes, “resulting in the man’s death.” Because of the prospective, it looked as if Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s neck in the cell phone video taken by the 17 year old black woman, but at the trial the close up police videos showed that Chauvin’s knee was on Floyd’s shoulder blade. As Burunov’s article was written after the facts had been established in court, my conclusion is that Burunov and Sputnik have left Sputnik’s audience mired in false news.