No tribute from Russian state tv, as it reports the death of John McCain: “He was an implacable opponent of Russia, who supported even tougher sanctions…” pic.twitter.com/uNzrbweoYz
— Steve Rosenberg (@BBCSteveR) August 26, 2018
The Kremlin-backed Russian state media slammed Sen. John McCain shortly after his death.
Steve Rosenberg, the Moscow correspondent for BBC tweeted out about the attack, writing: “No tribute from Russian state tv, as it reports the death of John McCain: ‘He was an implacable opponent of Russia, who supported even tougher sanctions…'”
RT, which is run by the Kremlin also bashed McCain writing, “In his 36 years of service in Congress, McCain had acquired a reputation as a maverick Republican who was not shy about throwing American troops in harm’s way. Over the years, McCain advocated for military intervention in a number of countries including Bosnia, Kosovo, Georgia, North Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, and Mali.”
The same RT article, titled “‘Patriot or warmonger?’ McCain’s track record comes under public scrutiny” also featured this tweet by Pizzagate conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich:
When John McCain ran for President in 2008, the media called him sick in the head, unfit for office, and a white supremacist.
Now they all pretend to care about him, it's a fake and sick game by sociopaths, they destroy a man when he opposes Democrats. Now they love him!
— Mike Cernovich ?? (@Cernovich) August 26, 2018
RT, however, did post a separate article listing politicians’ praise for the senator, who passed away after a battle with brain cancer on Saturday.
[image via Twitter]
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