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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Putin's Strategy

Most of the news stories about the recent changes proposed by Vladimir Putin begin by letting the reader know that Putin is a former KGB agent. They then spend a couple of sentences on what he has proposed, and then the rest of the story why his critics disagree with him.

There are dangers any time power is centralized, especially with Russia's history. But the media agenda is to make sure readers know the fear. What would be helpful is if the mainstream media also reported the actual proposals, instead of the dark suspicions of dictatorship.

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