Has the American media mischaracterized the ongoing protests in Ukraine? Nation contributing editor and Russian historian Stephen Cohen thinks so. In an interview on the John Batchelor Show this Tuesday, Cohen criticized American journalists for downplaying the radical ultra-nationalist character of some protesters. “They’re a small minority,” Cohen said, “but they’re organized. They’ve got funds. They’re armed. And therefore they’re exceedingly dangerous when the moderate leadership has collapsed.” Cohen also appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, where he questioned whether American national security is best served by the media’s unanimous “Putin-bashing.”
Sam Adler-Bell