“[F]ollow the Russian media over any time period and you soon begin to see patterns in the reporting of news. Nothing ever just ‘happens.’ Every event is always part of a larger story, usually a conspiracy theory. Russia, or rather a plot to destroy or undermine Russia, always lies at the center. Elements of reality are included in the story, but distorted with virtual reality in order to suit the story line.”
—Anne Appelbaum, Pulitzer-winning author, “Putin Spin Cycle,” Slate, Nov. 25, 2015
• Editorial Comment: What a load of borscht.
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