In a candid interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman and top aide Dmitry Peskov showed how well he understood the inner-workings of the U.S. media and why the American public fears Russia so much.
When asked if Russia is concerned that it will be difficult for the U.S. to have “cooperative relationship” with them, considering that a majority of Americans polled (65 percent) want a special prosecutor to look into Trump’s “suspicious” ties with Russia, Peskov responded that they are worried. Here’s how he answered:
“Yes, we do worry… If you load public opinion with a huge burden of fake news, of this fake blaming on Russia, if you repeat everyday, numerous times that Russia is guilty of everything, Russia is interfering, Russia is trying to hack everything in our country, and everything that goes wrong in our country is because of Russia. If you repeat it, repeat it, and repeat it, then you will have more than 65 percent. So, we consider it a real danger for the future of our bilateral relationship, and we sincerely want to see this hysteria coming to its [logical] end. Better sooner than later.”
Yep, that’s exactly how the U.S. media operate. They control public opinion, all the while making their gullible viewers believe that they’re formulating their opinions on their own.
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For that portion of the interview, skip ahead to about 11:51. Here’s the whole interview:
During the interview, Zakaria asked why the Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak met with members of Donald Trump’s campaign. Peskov’s answer was simple: “This is his job.”
“He was talking about bilateral relations. He was talking about what is going on in the United States, so we have a better understanding in Moscow,” Peskov explained. “This is what is being performed by every ambassador of Russia abroad, every ambassador of the United States abroad, including in Moscow.”
Putin’s spokesman said further, “The more the ambassador talks to people in his country of residence, the better job he does.”
Zakaria wondered whether Kislyak would have met similarly with Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Not surprisingly, Peskov noted that the Russian ambassador likely had “lots of meetings” with the Democratic nominee: “If you look at some people connected with Hillary Clinton during her campaign, you would probably see that he had lots of meetings of that kind.”
Peskov stressed that “there were no meetings about [the] electoral process,” and that all the meetings that were held, whether they were with Trump surrogates or Hillary surrogates, should in no way be perceived as “interfering in the electoral process.”
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