Good Day World!
Have you ever heard of the US Public Relations firm Ketchum?
Maybe you should have. The Putin government exerts most of its behind-the-scenes influence in America though this company which received $1.5 million in the most recent six-month reporting period for its work on behalf of Russia.
What does Ketchum do for all that money? Mostly distribute press releases, according to official documents. But according to a document filed in November, Ketchum is also involved in "preparing, disseminating or causing the dissemination" of the website ModernRussia.com, a URL that redirects to ThinkRussia.com.
Breaking News: An anchor with the U.S. network RT — or "Russia Today" — dramatically quit on the air Wednesday afternoon, saying the Kremlin-funded outlet "whitewashes" the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Why doesn’t Senator John McCain – who is spoiling for a war with Russia – spend more time here at home looking into this obvious Russian influence in this country? That would be a better use of his time, which he currently likes to waste by attacking President Obama for every foreign decision he makes.
Ketchum also has a separate contract, paying more than $3 million between June 1 and Nov. 30, to represent the interests of Gazprom Export, the natural gas exporting subsidiary of the Russian energy giant Gazprom, which is itself controlled by the Russian government.
If you ask me, Ketchum is a company without a trace of patriotism, using greed-driven tactics that promote our enemies in the Kremlin. Talk about toadies. Don’t those guys have a sense of morals or respect for the country that allows them to serve a foreign power with impunity?
Do you want to sell out America? See the folks at Ketchum; for a price they’ll get you Putin’s autograph and a beginners guide to communism.
Time for me to walk on down the road…