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Russian Humor Fails in DC, Moscow TV Pulls Ads Under US Pressure

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By    |   Thursday, 12 Oct 2017 09:52 AM

The Justice Department didn't get the joke when a Russian television company posted ads at bus stops, subway stations and on cars, mocking the media hysteria over claims that Moscow colluded with the Trump campaign to defeat Hillary Clinton.

So, rather than register as a "foreign agent" as the feds requested, Moscow-funded RT, the company formerly known as Russia Today, is removing the satirical ads across the U.S. capital, according to the Washington Post.

An ad that appeared at a bus stop tweeked the CIA: "The CIA calls us a 'propaganda machine.' Find out what we call the CIA."

A subway stop ad asked, "Missed the train? Lost a vote? Blame it on us! RT.

Ads also appeared on cars.

RT complained that the Justice Department is trying to intimidate the television station because of its connections to Russia. Critics have accused RT of spreading propaganda for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"The ability for current, politically motivated, Russophobic orators to twist and manipulate the ads for nefarious purposes, has left us where we are today," an RT spokeswoman told The Washington Post.

The Justice Department declined to comment.

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