Russia's own Minister of Disinformation, Sergey Lavrov, tried to paint Western media as all government-controlled, which is rich coming from a country like Russia where there are no independent voices and journalists are routinely silenced or even murdered. Lavrov appeared on RT (Russia Today) in an English-speaking interview in a piece obviously designed as a propaganda piece. His attacks on western media were particularly ironic.
Source: The Wrap
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had plenty of harsh words for "western media" on Friday — except Fox News.
Lavrov gave an "exclusive" interview with the state-funded Russian TV news network RT, during which he praised Fox News for "trying to represent some alternative points of view."
During the interview, which was conducted in English, Lavrov took aim at "the West" and America in general, saying, "If there was any illusion that we could one day rely on our Western partners, this illusion is no longer there."
However, his comments regarding Fox News came during a diatribe about Western media. Read the full quote below.
SERGEY LAVROV: So we know the manners and the tricks which are being used by the Western countries to manipulate media. We understood long ago that there is no such thing as an independent Western media. If you take the United States only Fox News is trying to present some alternative points of view.
But when you see, you watch other channels, and when you when you watch, read the social networks and internet platforms, when the acting president was blocked, as you know, and this censorship continues in a very big way and the substitution of notions whenever something is happening by the way of mass protest mass demonstrations, which they don’t like, they immediately call it domestic terrorism. So it’s a war, and it’s a war which involves the methods of information terrorism. There is no doubt about this.
And of course, Lavrov who has only ever worked in government, first in the Soviet system but later adapting to Putin's Russia, lives like a Russian oligarch himself.