Newsmax “Vlad the Great” The cover of Vladimir Putin magazine condemned
Newsmax has been criticized for describing Vladimir Putin as the “ruler of the world” on the cover of its magazine.
The December issue of newsmax magazine puts the Russian president on its cover, with the line “Vlad the Great” and a claim that he is the de facto leader of the world now that Donald Trump is no longer in the White House.
The magazine, which was published as President Joe Biden spoke with Putin on Tuesday about fears that Russia is planning to invade Ukraine, was met with criticism online.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican from Illinois, tweeted: “If this is true then Newsmax should really admit this is new Russia Today propaganda.”
Ron Filipkowski, the Republican attorney who resigned from a Florida state commission to protest a police raid on the home of data scientist Rebekah Jones in December 2020, wrote: “For anyone who thinks Newsmax is anything but Russian disinformation, here is the cover of Newsmax Magazine‘s December issue.
“Hundreds of thousands of MAGA receive news from Putin every day.”
Political pollster Josh Jordan wrote: “Newsmax going all out on Putin is…exactly what you’d expect from a publication aimed at the MAGA base.”
In a statement to promote its December issue, Newsmax said, “He’s evil, he’s cunning and he’s the most powerful man alive.” The magazine also promised to portray the Russian president as “you’ve never seen him before – and it will change the way you view one of the world’s most feared superpowers.”
The cover story, written by investigative journalist Kenneth R. Timmerman, would describe Putin’s goal of “exploiting every opportunity to weaken the United States and its allies,” as well as discussing his private life. and her alleged love children, according to the statement.
Talk to Newsweek, a spokesperson for Newsmax, which runs the monthly magazine as well as a cable news channel and website, said: “Newsmax MagazineThe December report is titled “Putin’s War on the West: Russian Leader Exploits Every Opportunity to Weaken the United States and Its Allies.” This investigative report paints a disturbing portrait of a dangerous leader and regime.
“newsmaxThe cover of ‘Vlad the Great’ is a modern Russian czar who, after Trump, finds no world leader to hold him in check.”
After the Biden-Putin talks on Tuesday, Jake Sullivan, the president’s national security adviser, said he warned Putin that the United States might take more drastic action than seven years ago when Russian troops annexed the territory of Crimea to Ukraine.
The incident, which occurred while Biden was vice president under Barack Obama, led to the imposition of a number of sanctions against Russia. Moscow, however, refused to return the territory.
“I’m going to look you in the eye and tell you, like President Biden looked President Putin in the eye and told him today, the things that we didn’t do in 2014, we’re ready to do. do now,” Sullivan told reporters after the two leaders met. virtual meeting.
“Now, in terms of details, we would prefer to communicate this directly to the Russians, not negotiate in public, not telegraph our moves. But we are laying out in detail to the Russians the measures we have in mind.”
Update 08/12/2021: This article has been updated with comment from Newsmax.