Putin puts BBC Presstitute John Simpson firmly in his place. I’m sure TAP has had this clip before, but it is worth re-visiting.
Another certified moron bites the dust…
JOHN SIMPSON, BBC: Western countries almost universally now believe that there’s a new Cold War and that you, frankly, have decided to create that. We see, almost daily, Russian aircraft taking sometimes quite dangerous manoeuvres towards western airspace. That must be done on your orders; you’re the Commander-in-Chief. It must have been your orders that sent Russian troops into the territory of a sovereign country – Crimea first, and then whatever it is that’s going on in Eastern Ukraine. Now you’ve got a big problem with the currency of Russia, and you’re going to need help and support and understanding from outside countries, particularly from the West. So can I say to you, can I ask you now, would you care to take this opportunity to say to people from the West that you have no desire to carry on with the new Cold War, and that you will do whatever you can to sort out the problems in Ukraine? Thank you!
BBC John Simpson, to this day held up as a bastion of all that is good and true about the BBC and the British, is given a lesson by Putin.
“US bases on the other hand are all over the world. And you are telling me that I am the aggressor? Have you any common sense? What are the US doing in Europe including nuclear weaponry? Our military budget is about $50billion. The Pentagon is 10 times that. And you are telling me I am the aggressor? You have no common sense at all. It is NATO moving closer to us. ”
Veteran war reporter launches scathing attack on rival John Simpson and ‘arm waving’ BBC presenters
“Reporters retreat to fortified compounds… peer across borders with the help of unverified videos and speculate,” he told Event magazine. “You’ve lost the sense of being there.”