It seems that the hypocrisy of US presidents will never end because the media here gives them a free pass. Today at the United Nations, president Obama scolded Russia for its actions in Ukraine saying, “We cannot stand by when the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a nation is flagrantly violated.”
The US, which has invaded other countries so many times that it is hard to keep count, is the last country that should be moralizing on this issue to other countries. But I have never heard a single US news reporter even challenge a president or other senior political figure when they make this kind of charge. Sometimes I feel it is useless for me to keep pointing this hypocrisy out because nothing changes. But at the same time to give up in disgust is to become part of the problem of maintaining silence.
Russian president Vladimir Putin was interviewed on 60 Minutes where he challenged some of the assumptions of the western media. Why is that we get to hear them in the mainstream media only when being raised by the autocratic and equally disingenuous leader of another country?
It is quite a fascinating exchange.