A New Low for Vladimir Putin
There’s a reason this editorial appears, unlike any of its predecessors, last in our lineup of posts in today’s issue. In it, we’re going to report on behavior so vile and obscene that it demeans our blog to have to do so. Its position indicates our shame, on behalf of Russia.
We thought Vladimir Putin’s repeated interviews by the doddering imbecile of CNN Larry King, whose unwatched show is now defunct, represented the pit of shameless propaganda to which Putin could sink, but we were very wrong. There was still Naomi Campbell.
That’s right, supermodel Naomi Campbell, one of the great airheads of the modern age. With King no more, Putin decided — in the wake of one of Russia’s greatest national tragedies, the Domodedovo airport bombing — to favor Campbell with an interview for publication in GQ magazine.
Yet, ironically, it may be that Campbell coaxed out of Putin the most revealing information the world has yet learned about this malignant troll who is laying waste to Russia as surely as if he were Stalin.