Jan. 18, 2005

The Media's New Cold War

The Media's New Cold War

By Stephen Cohen, The Nation. Posted January 18, 2005.

Ukraine's contested election seems to have served as a call to arms for a renewed Cold War with Russia – but it's not the usual suspects leading the charge.

Thirteen years after the end of the Soviet Union, the American press establishment seemed eager to turn Ukraine's protested presidential election on Nov. 21 into a new cold war with Russia. Still worse, its greatest enthusiasts were not the usual Russophobes but influential opinion-makers and publications reputed to be exemplars of balanced, moderate, even liberal, outlook.

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