Most coverage of Ukraine events by American media is scandalously biased against Russia, rating a solid F. But from time to time glimmers of professionalism get through, as is the case with reports by Holly Williams (CBS News), who consistently gets C+ or better (see below). In her current work, which we are at a loss to explain how the big wigs in the home office do not censor, she seems to strive to present a more impartial picture of the developments in Eastern Europe (See below). Williams, who previously produced for BBC and SkyNews, has reported from Africa, Egypt, Turkey and Beijing (she spent 12 years in China), among other venues. [This is her official resume.] Considering how much is at stake, we can only hope that Williams will not succumb to careerist pressures and choose to comply more “loyally” with the official line.
By Johannes Stern, Political Analyst, wsws.org
Having received the green light from Washington and the European Union, the Kiev regime launched a bloody crackdown on anti-government protests in eastern Ukraine, threatening to provoke a full-blown civil war that could escalate into a war between the Western powers and Russia.
THIS REPORT BROUGHT TO TGP BY COLLEGIAL EDITOR STEVEN JONAS
Protesters in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk have seized the regional department building of Ukraine’s Security Service, local media reported, as cited by ITAR-TASS. It’s after pro-Russian rallies happened across Ukraine during the weekend.
Paul Craig Roberts
The CIA director was sent to Kiev to launch a military suppression of the Russian separatists in the eastern and southern portions of Ukraine, former Russian territories for the most part that were foolishly attached to the Ukraine in the early years of Soviet rule.