Russia’s international minister, Sergei Lavrov, has praised Fox Information for its protection, showing on the Russian state-controlled RT community to hail the right-leaning US cable channel, whose primetime host Tucker Carlson has performed down the invasion.
“We all know the manners and the tips which can be being utilized by the western nations to govern media, we understood way back that there is no such thing as a such factor as an unbiased western media,” stated Lavrov, talking in English in a studio interview on Friday.
“If you happen to take the US, solely Fox Information is making an attempt to current some different viewpoint,” he stated.
He additionally denounced the social media ban of former president Donald Trump and took exception to the outline of January 6 rioters as terrorists.
“However once you watch different channels, learn the social networks and web platforms, when the appearing president was blocked and this censorship continues in a really huge manner … Every time one thing is occurring by the way in which of mass protest, mass demonstrations – which they don’t like – they instantly name it home terrorism.
“So it’s a battle, and it’s a battle which includes the strategies of knowledge terrorism,” he stated.
Russian media recurrently play clips of Carlson criticising the US and Ukraine, and he was nonetheless praising President Vladimir Putin hours earlier than Russia invaded Ukraine virtually 4 weeks in the past.
In distinction, as Moscow’s bombardment escalated, Russian apologism by quite a few Fox hosts, commentators and company was being corrected on air by the community’s personal nationwide safety correspondent, Jennifer Griffin.
The psychological split-screen impact solely sharpened earlier this week when a Fox information workforce on the bottom in Ukraine got here below Russian fireplace on the frontline.
Cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and producer Oleksandra Kuvshynova have been each killed throughout a Russian assault exterior the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. Correspondent Benjamin Corridor was badly wounded within the incident.
Lavrov’s feedback on Friday got here as six western nations accused Moscow of utilizing the UN safety council to launder disinformation and unfold propaganda, after Russian diplomats once more raised allegations that the US was concerned in organic weapons, which have been repeatedly denied by each Washington and Ukraine.
Western diplomats slammed the claims, with Britain’s UN ambassador, Barbara Woodward, calling Russia’s ways the “disinformation of the determined”.