Russia Mulls Blocking U.S. Media From Moscow After RT Credentials Withdrawn

3241067 11/22/2017 Member of the State Duma Committee on Defense and Security Alexei Pushkov during an interval in a Federation Council meeting. Iliya Pitalev/Sputnik via AP
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MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian lawmaker says that U.S. media could lose access to government agencies in retaliation for the withdrawal of a Kremlin-funded television station’s credentials in the United States.

A committee that governs Capitol Hill access for broadcast journalists on Wednesday withdrew credentials for Kremlin-funded RT after the company complied earlier this month with a U.S. demand that it register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Alexei Pushkov, chairman of the committee on information policy at the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, told the RIA Novosti news agency on Thursday that “a mirror response should follow.”

Foreign correspondents in Russia can access govern agencies with their press credentials issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry. Pushkov said the lawmakers would work on the new restrictions together with the foreign ministry.

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  1. We are de-credentialing your state propaganda outlet. Feel free to retaliate by blocking Fox, asshole.

  2. Yes!!!

    Not that FOX would even blink. They have absolutely zero curiosity about anything outside the USA, unless they can use it to scare aging white voters.

  3. Avatar for imkmu3 imkmu3 says:

    Unfortunately Facebook has taken over as the right wing propaganda machine. Hate it or love it, that’s what it is.

  4. Happily, I have managed to live my entire middle age and am in my early sixties and have not once used Facebook.
    I also never ever ever watched a single news show or interview by Matt Lauer. After Bryant Gumbo went off the air in glorious climax to a weeks long self glorifying countdown, the lines between any pretense of news and People Magazine celebrity worship were kind of blurred for me in terms of US AM News shows. So, other than the nerdishly local NY1, I absolutely will not watch any morning news shows on television.

  5. I have a very fakity fake fake fake profile I use on occasion when I have to look at a facebook page. But, yeah.

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