Sunday, October 22, 2006

Yet another instance of

"Glass House Syndrome":

MOSCOW, Oct. 21 — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice criticized shrinking Russian press freedoms. . . when she arrived here Saturday to discuss the North Korean nuclear crisis.

In a symbolic decision that no doubt will be scrutinized by the Kremlin leadership, Ms. Rice invited senior editors of Novaya Gazeta, a leading independent journal, to a meeting at her hotel. The session, which included the son of the assassinated journalist Anna Politkovskaya, came just before she headed into official government meetings.

Earlier, Ms. Rice said that the future of a free Russian press and electronic media “is a major concern” of the United States government.

“There is still an independent print press,” she said. “Unfortunately, there is not much left of independent television in Russia.”

"Oooh, a wed wose. How womantic."


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