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Roger L. Simon

Welcome the New York Times’ Great New Columnist — Vladimir Putin

September 11th, 2013 - 9:59 pm

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Forget that creaky feminist Maureen Dowd.  Forget that pompous know-it-all Paul Krugman. And that pseudo-conservative neo-yuppie David Brooks. They’re all yesterday’s news and oh-so-repetitive. The New York Times has finally found a columnist worth reading.

He’s so good they might even be able to revive the late-lamented Times Select program and make a little money from him, bring that stock back and sell some papers, even the dead-tree kind.

Welcome, Vladimir Putin!

Okay, he’s occasionally guilty of a little disinformation KGB-style and his English can sound a little stiff and translated,  but he probably has the best set of ghost writers extant.  How about Yevgeny Yevtushenko?  Have any of Barack Obama’s speech-writing hacks ever written anything nearly as good as “Babi Yar?”  No bloody way!

So kudos to the New York Times for their new columnist.  He at least can back up his opinions with actions unlike the rest of the blowhards on their op-ed page.  Let’s hope his first column of September 11, 2013, is only the beginning of a long, literary relationship.

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"American exceptionalism" comes from its unique devotion to freedom, not from "policy." Not surprising at all that Obama is clueless about this.
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The dope smoking little punk from Punahou High School vs the KGB Colonel....place your bets,folks
1 year ago
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I guarantee that if you take a poll in America NOW , Putin would lead over Obama for "Acting like a nation's President".
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Only obama and the NYT could wind up making Putin look like a statesman and peacemaker.
1 year ago
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What are they thinking at the NYT? A once influential newspaper sliding towards bankruptcy, and all they give a platform to a corrupt, cynical, brutal, murderous ex-KGB hack. It's a race to the bottom for the Times, and they richly deserve the oblivion which is not far off.
1 year ago
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hey....... you're talking about the future POTUS, you know this.....'>>......
1 year ago
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Looks like Putin just ate the Affirmative Action Poseur's lunch. Just remember, as long as you have affirmative action, you don't need accomplishment, all you need is aaaa-teee-toood.
1 year ago
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Why do most people think this is about Putin vs. Obama? Why not flip the logic and see it for the Marxist dialectic it might be: Obama doing the bidding of his "former" Soviet handlers. We don't know who is behind him. And do we know whether or not, all those years ago, Franklin Marshall Davis told his comrades there was a young half black man being groomed right now who will rise to power one day and he will deliver the United States on a platter? Think it never could have happened? This president appeared like smoke. I still don't know who started the fire. Do you?
1 year ago
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The NY Times has finally eliminated the middlemen (Walter Duranty et al.) and has printed the propaganda straight from the horse's mouth, a former officer of the KGB.
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Maybe the NYT will next publish the pictures of "Putin's Summer Vacation in Chechnya."
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I am reminded of the 1975 movie, The Posse, starring Kirk Douglas and Bruce Dern. Obama as Kirk Douglas and Putin as Bruce Dern. The American people are the Posse.

Another take: The O-man has a lot of czars. Now he’s got one he’s working for instead of the other way around.
1 year ago
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We don't have to worry about ex-KGB Putin, we have our own Marxist in the White House. I'll take Putin anytime over the Marxist community organizer.
1 year ago
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They should give him an advice column, like Dear Abby (Dear Vlady?)
It would give those in the Obama administration someone to turn to in their confusion and ineptitude. I'm sure he would provide sound counsel...
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That is funny.
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I've been calling the NYT 'Pravda" for some time. Now, they have proven it.
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