Julia Ioffe: "Putin still manages to hold his people’s gaze — and practically remove them from the political decision-making process — through one of the most traditional media"

posted 15 Oct 2015, 00:17 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 15 Oct 2015, 00:29 ]
"This is supposed to be the age of fragmented, unfiltered, self-tailored information, and yet Putin still manages to hold his people’s gaze — and practically remove them from the political decision-making process — through one of the most traditional media. The West can’t seem to puncture Russian television’s hermetic seal, or understand what Putin has always known: The boob tube is the key to the kingdom."

- Julia Ioffe, 'Why Russia’s Alternate History of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Matters,' The New York Times Magazine, 13 October 2015

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