Russia: Riot Wrong ~ FOX fakes Moscow protest with Athens clashes





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Published on Dec 8, 2011

From: Russia Today
RussiaToday on Dec 8, 2011
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News bulletins around the world have been following Russia's election rallies. But one channel stands out - America's Fox News has been showing streets ablaze, violent clashes and firebombs thrown at security officers, but with one major problem - the images are not from Russia, they're from Greece!

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Fox News Throws Some Greece on Moscow Riots Non-Fire, Pulls Report
Posted December 8th 8:21am by HVnews
Russian riot police arrested hundreds in Moscow on Tuesday to crack down on protesters alleging Vladimir Putin's ruling party committed voter fraud. It was the first true sign by the Russian citizenry of standing up to Putin's authoritarian rule over the last decade. Some media outlets even called the protests the first signs of a pro-democracy "Russian Spring."

Opposition supporters shouted "Shame on you fascists!" and "Russia without Putin" in a tense stand-off with helmeted riot police in green camouflage and interior ministry troops, the Borneo Post reports.

A Moscow police spokesman said 250 people had been detained and taken to various police stations, while others pegged the number of detained closer to 300.

It was as newsworthy as any story in this crazy news year. But, it wasn't sexy or riot-y enough for producers at Fox News. The "news" outlet figured it would be a better story if its coverage were spiced up with footage of riot police and streets on fire from protests in Athens, Greece. Because that's how Fox rolls.

Animal New York's Marina Galperina spotted some suspicious looking palm trees during the Fox News report and quickly put two and two together.


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