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Londoners say Western media unfairly demonizes Russia over Ukraine - poll

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Londoners say Western media unfairly demonizes Russia over Ukraine - poll

LONDON: -- A recent independent opinion poll in the streets of London found no shortage of people who said they are not buying the West’s characterization of Russia's alleged interventions in Ukraine under the helm of President Vladimir Putin, RIA reports.


"I feel that he’s been demonized and I feel that perhaps it’s slightly unfair. I would like to see some media coverage that is less biased," one of the respondents said.

The survey called "View on the Streets" was conducted by the educational volunteer organization WORLDbytes to see if the public had swallowed the portrayal by Western politicians and media outlets of Russia as the major cause of problems in the region.

The report said the responses were fascinating, suggesting many Londoners question bias by the media and remain critical of Western meddling in the situation in Ukraine.

"Any Western intervention in another part of the world is almost always disastrous. And this one, I think, has a uniquely unpleasant flavor … A democratically elected government was deposed by protests, whereas that government should have been thrown out by election, of course," one Londoner said.

Full story: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_16/Londoners-say-Western-media-unfairly-demonizes-Russia-over-Ukraine-poll-0137/

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-- Voice of Russia 2014-04-16

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Anyone have a legit reaon why Russia was justified to schematically enter/ control and overtake a foreign land? Is this not what they did?

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There is always a danger of diplomatic niceties or overt praise coming back to bite you, especially when the positive things you said publicly were about someone who then, er, launches an invasion.

George W. Bush: 'I looked the man in the eye. I was able to get a sense of his soul.'facepalm.gif

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/03/04/western-leaders-praise-putin_n_4896991.html

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Perhaps they should have asked English people.

How would they recognize them?

Do they wear a badge?

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Perhaps they should have asked English people.

How would they recognize them?

Do they wear a badge?

What I mean't was London is a cosmopolitan city. Very easy to target foreigners of your target audience. They could have say, targeted Slav looking people,

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I don't dismiss the assertion that since WWII's end, the West, led by the USA, has often meddled in foreign countries with disastrous results. That said, I do believe Putin is a legitimate threat.

By the time this plays out, this might prove the West cried wolf one too many times and now, as a true international situation emerges, people are unwilling to believe it. I hope I'm wrong, though.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/vladimir-putin-wants-to-regain-finland-for-russia-adviser-says-9224273.html

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