Turn about’s fair play. Two days ago, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, humiliated Obama with a New York Times Op-Ed, and ticked off “exceptional” Americans. Senator John McCain has asked Pravda to allow him to write back. Pravda agreed.
According to Mediaite,
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The New York Time’s decision to give Russian President Vladimir Putin editorial space to criticize President Barack Obama, American foreign policy, and even the notion of American exceptionalism has frustrated many. A number of critics in the United States hypothetically suggested that a Russian newspaper should give Americana lawmakers space to freely criticize Putin and the Russian Federation. On Friday, the Russian newspaper Pravda tentatively agreed to allow Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) space to do just that.
“If John McCain wants to write something for us, he is welcome,” said Dmitry Sudakov, Pravda’s executive editor in an exclusive report in Foreign Policy magazine. “Mr. McCain has been an active anti-Russian politician for many years already.”
“We have been critical of his stance on Russia and international politics in our materials, but we would be only pleased to publish a story penned by such a prominent politician as John McCain,” Sudakov continued.