Let us compare the career of journalist and writer Yulia Latynina, with the career of Dinesh D’Souza.
Yulia Latynina is a Russian megaphone for the Harvard microphone. Supposedly Bush was a moron, Putin is a tyrant, Putin is a homophobe, Putin murders his political opponents, or jails them on vague laws, selectively enforced. Putin is a sexist, Putin is a criminal, and friend of criminals, and so on and so forth.
Yet she has not been murdered, nor, unlike Dinesh D’Souza, charged under vague and selectively enforced laws. Has not even had to face a SLAPP suite, unlike Mark Steyn.
Seems to me that Russia could do with a whole lot more repression. The reason that Yulia Latynina needs a bullet in the head, while Dinesh D’Souza should not have been charged is that Putin’s repression is arguably protecting Russia, or at least is not obviously stupid, whereas Obama’s repression is destroying America (more…)