I’ve been at this business for a while. I’ve been collecting quotations for a while. I do my best to find an active link for quotations from my collection that I post on my site.
But I often can’t find a live link for the early ones. So you have to take my word for it sometimes. But, I think you recognise the flavour. For example, The Economist has hated Russia since, as far as I know, Cardigan invented his sweater.
It’s actually rather interesting, now that I root through my back files, to discover (well, depressing more than interesting) how hostile the WMSM has been to Russia for how long. From the very beginning, in fact.
Even Yeltsin, after he got off his tank, was spun as Cthulhu Redevivus.
People come and go (anybody out there remember when Chernomyrdin was on the Forbes’ world billionaire list? I do.) but the Russia The Eternal Enemy meme remains.
Personally. I don’t get it. What’s Russia ever done to us?
But, maybe, this period is coming to an end and Russia will at last be treated by Washington as a normal country — argue with it sometimes, cooperate with it other times; but normal business.
As a last teaser, I leave you with what will be (I hope) Ed’s finale before going into retirement.