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Fox News Calls Out Media’s Doting Praise of Biden on Russia for Nothing

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With President Biden in Europe for his first overseas diplomatic mission to the G7 summit, the liberal media have been tripping over themselves to put out doting the reports that glorify the pointless and empty spectacle and overtures. Touching on this fact Sunday, Fox News Channel’s MediaBuzz highlighted a recent Time magazine cover that touted Biden for standing up to Russian President Vladimir Putin despite the fact he had arguably done nothing of substance so far.

Speaking to guest Ben Domenech, co-founder of The Federalist, anchor Howard Kurtz called out Time’s double standard on how they depicted former President Trump on their covers.

“We see Biden in the aviator glasses looking kind of cool. And let’s contrast with one of many Time covers about President Trump, he was always depicted as kind of an orange blob. The headline of this week’s issue is ‘Biden is taking on Putin,’” he said.

Kurtz then noted that Time gifted Biden that flattering cover despite him not really doing anything to deserve it:

But, as you were starting to talk about earlier, I mean, he hasn’t done much to take on Vladimir Putin, despite the cyber hacking, despite the fact that the opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed and yet he gets this sort of I’m taking on Putin cover.

 

 

“This is just ridiculous,” Domenech declared about Time’s cover as he recalled how Biden had waived sanctions that kept Russia from completing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. “The fact is that the very biggest decision that he’s made thus far has been something that the Russians wanted and that our European allies have been in real tension with us about regarding this pipeline decision.”

As NewsBusters reported almost a month ago, the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) had ignored Biden lifting the sanctions that kept the pipeline from being completed.

Domenech went on to recall how Trump subverted the media’s narrative about him by supporting out allies that opposed Russia militarily:

And I think that when you actually look back at the coverage that President Trump received when it came to a lot of the decisions that he made, he was actually much more willing to send weapons to our allies in Europe, much more willing to stand up against Russian interests in numerous different indications around the world. And I think that that actually was based on pragmatic concerns, policy concerns that were echoed by people like Mike Pompeo and others regarding the Middle East and other interest that we have.

“So, my point is just I don’t think this coverage is serious. I don’t think that it’s actually engaging with what’s really going on and I think that Putin is looking forward to running circles around Joe Biden, not just now but in the future,” he concluded on the issue.

The transcript is below, click “expand” to read:

Fox News Channel’s MediaBuzz
June 13, 2021
11:05:40 a.m. Eastern

HOWARD KURTZ: Let me put up, Ben, the cover of this week’s Time magazine. We see Biden in the aviator glasses looking kind of cool. And let’s contrast with one of many Time covers about President Trump, he was always depicted as kind of an orange blob. The headline of this week’s issue is “Biden is taking on Putin.”

But, as you were starting to talk about earlier, I mean, he hasn’t done much to take on Vladimir Putin, despite the cyber hacking, despite the fact that the opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed and yet he gets this sort of I’m taking on Putin cover.

BEN DOMENECH: This is just ridiculous. The fact is that the very biggest decision that he’s made thus far has been something that the Russians wanted and that our European allies have been in real tension with us about regarding this pipeline decision. You’ve had numerous events happen in Russia domestically. You made reference to Alexei Navalny and his group.

But it ought to have America standing by our interests in terms of making sure that there’s more freedom within Russia, making sure that there’s more freedom around the world. And yet standing up to a dictator now just amounts to putting out press releases. If that’s the merit that we’re supposed to be evaluate things on, then it’s really deeply silly. It doesn’t actually equate to any real results.

And I think that when you actually look back at the coverage that President Trump received when it came to a lot of the decisions that he made, he was actually much more willing to send weapons to our allies in Europe, much more willing to stand up against Russian interests in numerous different indications around the world. And I think that that actually was based on pragmatic concerns, policy concerns that were echoed by people like Mike Pompeo and others regarding the Middle East and other interest that we have.

So, my point is just I don’t think this coverage is serious. I don’t think that it’s actually engaging with what’s really going on and I think that Putin is looking forward to running circles around Joe Biden, not just now but in the future.

KURTZ: Well, Biden told reporters last hour when asked why he plans to hold a solo news conference after meeting the Russian leader in Geneva, “I don’t want to be diverted by did they shake hands, who talked the most.” Interesting.

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Iran, Venezuela Agree to a 20-Year Cooperation Accord

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi (C)

Al Jazeera: Iran, Venezuela to sign 20-year cooperation accord

Venezuelan President Maduro will meet his Iranian counterpart on visit to Tehran ‘in the next few months’.

Tehran, Iran – Iran will sign a 20-year cooperation accord with Venezuela when President Nicolas Maduro visits Tehran “in the next few months”.

In a joint press conference with his Venezuelan counterpart Felix Plasencia in Tehran on Monday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian announced the news and added that a joint economic cooperation commission, which will be formed in Iran’s capital before the end of the year which, will finalise the details of the agreement.

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Update: Iran keen to expand ties with Latin America, especially Venezuela: President Raeisi (Press TV).

WNU Editor: Both governments are looking for a way to evade sanctions. Good luck on that.

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Iran Wants Closer Military Ties With Russia

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Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Baqeri, speaks upon his arrival in Moscow, Russia, on October 17, 2021. (Photo by IRNA)

Press TV: Top commander says Iran firm to boost military cooperation with Russia

Iran’s top commander says the Islamic Republic is resolute on the improvement of military cooperation with Russia in line with the administration of President Ebrahim Raeisi’s “Look to the East” policy.

Speaking upon his arrival in Moscow on Sunday, chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Baqeri, said the new administration attaches special importance to the East and the Eastern countries.

He highlighted the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)’s move to accept Iran’s full membership in the Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance after the inauguration of the new administration.

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Update #1: Iran Says It Will Hold Talks With Russia Over Military Cooperation (Bloomberg)

Update #2: Top Iranian Commander Pursuing Arms Purchases from Russia in Moscow Trip (Tasnim News Agency)

WNU Editor: Afghanistan will also be discussed …. Bagheri arrives in Moscow for talks on Afghanistan, ties (MEHR News Agency).

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Russia Scrambles Fighter Jet to Intercept US B-1 Bomber Over Sea of Japan

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TASS: Russian Mikoyan MiG-31 scrambled to escort US B-1B Lancer bomber over Sea of Japan

No violations of the Russian state border were allowed

MOSCOW, October 17. / TASS /. The Russian Mikoyan MiG-31 was scrambled to escort the US B-1B Lancer bomber over the Sea of Japan, Russia’s National Defense Management Center reported on Sunday.

According to the Center, Russian airspace control system detected an aerial target over the neutral waters of the Sea of Japan approaching the state border.

The Russian Mikoyan MiG-31 from the Eastern Military District’s air defense quick reaction alert forces was scrambled to identify it.

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Update #1: Russia scrambles fighter jet to escort U.S. military plane – TASS (Reuters)

Update #2: Russia Scrambles Fighter Jet to Intercept US Bomber Over Sea of Japan (Sputnik)

WNU Editor: This interception follows this naval incident a few days early …. Russian Warship Chases U.S. Navy Destroyer Away From Its Waters (Video) (October 15, 2021).

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