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Anti-Trump Media and Russian Media Deliver Identical Narratives

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By with Michael R. Shannon
Saturday, 23 June 2018 09:30 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Michael Shannon, the co-author of this column, recently had an interesting experience with a broadcast media outlet. Wednesday he received an early morning email from a producer with Radio Sputnik. They wanted to do a live interview that same morning on “the current situation around Mexico border and the related issues of illegal migration.”

There followed a list of time segments in the morning show where he could be interviewed.

Radio Sputnik isn’t your average radio network. The Hill describes it as a “Russian state-sponsored news outlet” that recently bought a radio station in the Washington, D.C. area “in an effort to push back against what it called ‘constant attacks’ by U.S. media companies.”

Shannon figured if he accepted the invitation from Radio Sputnik it would be a twofer: One, he would add some novelty to his day with a network radio interview and two, he might have a chance to meet Robert "Ahab" Mueller after the "Russia Collusion" investigation issued a subpoena.

The most curious part of the resulting interview was how it contradicted the Opposition Media narrative regarding Russia and President Trump. The narrative the public is being currently force-fed is Putin unleashed the forces of Russian subterfuge and almost single-handedly elected Trump, who was an eager co-collaborator.

But if the OpMedia line of attack is true, why were the questions asked during the interview interchangeable with questions asked by the anchors on MSPMS, CNN (Creating the News Network) or for that matter, Univision?

The interview began peacefully. The first question was: “Tell us about the situation on the Texas Mexico border at the moment.” But when Shannon defended Trump’s enforcement of existing law the tone changed drastically. It was if he was being interrogated by Brian "Alka" Stelter or George Ramos.

Shannon fielded the following questions:

“Why would parents take their children away from their homes? Probably because they are in extreme danger because there is extreme violence...they would only do that if they thought the risk of traveling to the U.S. and crossing the border illegally was a better option than staying where they were.”

“Don't you think that separating parents from children is traumatic?”

“You think housing children in desert camps at 40 degrees Centigrade or 120 Fahrenheit is the solution?”

“Why were these children separated?”

If Putin worked hard to elect Trump, the word evidently hasn’t trickled down to his state-owned media outlets. All those questions are interchangeable with the questions asked by Trump-loathing OpMedia anchors. All in all, it’s a very strange way to support the presidency of a man supposedly in your pocket.

In Shannon’s opinion he held his own with the interviewer, although he doesn’t expect to be invited back anytime soon.

Meanwhile, he’s waiting for the process server to ring his doorbell.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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Michael Shannon, the co-author of this column, recently had an interesting experience with a broadcast media outlet. Wednesday he received an early morning email from a producer with Radio Sputnik.
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