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American expert on the reasons for the FBI investigation against Sputnik

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The Sputnik investigation, initiated by the FBI leadership, is connected with an attempt to harm US-Russian relations, as well as with paranoia that engulfed the United States, reports RIA News a statement by the honorary professor of sociology at Binghamton University, James Petras.



This (investigation) is connected with an attempt to harm the relations between the USA and Russia. Washington is paranoid now
Petras said in an interview with Sputnik.

According to him, “there is no reason to believe that the agency covered the American presidential election was biased,” since “all countries of the world are always busy news from the right angles, and no one considers this interference. ”

The expert added that "attacks on Sputnik, anti-Russian sanctions and the expulsion of diplomats from the United States represent a turn in American foreign policy," which was caused by the war between supporters and opponents of President Trump.

He also criticized the Washington Post newspaper, in which "the news is distorted according to the wishes of the most extreme elements of the secret power of the United States."

If you read the Washington Post, it is almost the same as reading reports from the CIA, the Pentagon or the State Department. There is no independence. I think it's just ridiculous to blame Sputnik on what the American journalists are doing themselves,
said Petras.

In his opinion, the one-sided coverage of events in the Western media led readers to turn away from them.

Part of the problem is that Sputnik and RT take listeners in the United States and Europe. The US media is not used to competition,
added professor.

He explained the anti-Russian sentiment in the United States by the fact that Russia has become a truly independent power, which is developing relations with its allies - China, Iran, and other countries.

The State Department and mainstream media ... cannot accept the fact that, after 2000, Russia occupied an important role in the global economy and gained independence to develop relations outside the US orbit,
concluded the expert.

Recall on Monday it became known that the FBI interrogated former Sputnik employee Andrew Feinberg. The reason for the interrogation was the accusations against the agency in the "Russian propaganda."
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  1. Tatyana
    Tatyana 12 September 2017 08: 29
    +2
    In the USA, another historic “witch hunt” has begun!
    1. 79807420129
      79807420129 12 September 2017 09: 05
      +10
      Quote: Tatiana
      In the USA, another historic “witch hunt” has begun!

      So it never ended. love If Russia is poor and half-wrecked, then the West is the best friend and comrade, if Russia finds its voice, then the howl about aggressive Russia begins. This professor is absolutely right
      There’s paranoia in Washington

      And schizophrenia in addition. love hi
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 12 September 2017 08: 30
    +3
    Propaganda "pro-Russian" they do not like? But anti-Russian propaganda is welcomed and supported, including on our territory.
  3. Basil50
    Basil50 12 September 2017 08: 48
    +1
    Even this will not sober up either liberals or democrats. For them * the light in the window * is only from the US side and nothing else. Look, even journalists still can’t get away from the cliche about the * most free * press of the West. At the same time, without worrying that the owner will order and pay only what he needs. Over in RUSSIA in the private media, the owners violently prove the right to control. Is the rest of the world different?
    1. Will
      Will 12 September 2017 09: 45
      +1
      And then what is not in the USA? Do not accept. "Reception" must be earned - meanness, lies, anger. And the more of all this, the more accurate the path to the United States. This same "path" for religions where? am
  4. Masya masya
    Masya masya 12 September 2017 09: 17
    +5
    The Washington Post, in which “the news is twitching according to the desires of the most extreme elements of US secret power

    Well, whoever pays, he orders the music ... wink
  5. oldzek
    oldzek 12 September 2017 18: 42
    +1
    to the question of competition: a long time ago in America magazine I read how one novice shopkeeper in the United States asked the owner of a large supermarket to delay the opening of a department selling similar goods. And ATTENTION, he agreed. The journal did not write how long this novice lasted. In propaganda with big specialists it’s IMPOSSIBLE to compete in a lie. and how they know how to lie over a large puddle, it’s just brilliance!