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WATCH: Gay Reporter Kicked Off Russian TV For Shutting It Down Over Anti-Gay Law

Wearing his “gay pride” suspenders and openly not giving a fuck, reporter Jamie Kirchick was asked onto the Kremlin-funded network, RT, to discuss the Bradley Manning trial — instead he went on an amazing tirade against Russia’s controversial anti-gay propaganda law, which ultimately got him kicked off the air.

“I’m not really interested in talking about Bradley Manning,” Kirchik said, adjusting his glasses so he could properly read the RT journalists to filth. “I’m interested in talking about the horrific environment of homophobia in Russia right now. And to let the Russian gay people know that they have friends and allies and solidarity from people all over the world. And that we are not going to be silent in the face of this horrific repression that is perpetrated by your paymasters, by Vladimir Putin. That’s what I’m here to talk about.”

Kirchick also asked the other pundits how they could go to sleep at night, let alone call themselves journalists, when journalists in Russia are “routinely harassed, tortured and sometimes killed by the government.” The host, clearly at a loss, tried to keep the show on the rails, insisting that Kirchick had to “come over here and see for yourself.” But Kirchick had already taken over this train and ran that shit right through a tunnel of “not having it.”

“You have 24 hours a day to lie about America, I am going to tell the truth with my two minutes,” he said. Kirchick then disappeared shortly after this exchange, with the host explaining that “a guest” had “used the chance to discuss his views on other unrelated issues and that’s why we had to take him off air.”

After dismissing Kirchick, the good sports at RT also refused to continue his car service:

 

Meanwhile, America’s (now second) favorite gay reporter has already asked Kirchick to appear on Anderson Cooper 360.

h/t: Washington Free Beacon

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Aug 22, 2013
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  • 18 Comments
    • tallskin2
      tallskin2

      This is a great video

      but how has it taken 24 hours for this story to hit queerty??? It was on all the straight press over a day ago

      Aug 22, 2013 at 9:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      So Kirchick willfully ignores the grotesque treatment of one of our own in his own country as, apparently, he’s not interested in talking about that; but would rather hijack a discussion of Manning’s treatment and heroism and go on a rant about something he clearly knows nothing about.
      So brave.

      As ever, Fagburn hits the nail on the head:

      http://www.fagburn.com/2013/08/the-gay-right-which-side-are-you-on.html

      Aug 22, 2013 at 10:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @Lefty: Ohhh, Lefty, lolol… you are so deluded! Intelligent people CAN talk about two different subjects at the same time, BOTH of which are important. You and fagburn are quite… stupid and do not matter!

      Aug 22, 2013 at 11:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallskin2
      tallskin2

      lefty, you and fagburn are arseholes

      the journo was making a point about Putin and russia on moscow controlled tv, which spends 24/7 slagging off the US whilst censoring and murdering its own journos who criticise russia.

      now, as fas as I am aware the media, gay and straight, left and right, have been swimming in endless coverage of the bradly manning affair, as they should. So perhaps you’ve been watching and reading something else these past couple of days

      Aug 22, 2013 at 11:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polaro
      Polaro

      It was pretty brave to do. And Manning is not a gay issue. He just happens to be gay or trans or whatever it was that led to his bad lapse in judgment.

      Aug 22, 2013 at 11:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pucifer
      Pucifer

      @Polaro: “He just happens to be gay or trans or whatever it was that led to his bad lapse in judgment.”

      Seriously? Being gay or trans leads to “bad lapses in judgment”?

      Are you anti-gay or something? Seriously, why are you here?

      Aug 22, 2013 at 1:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pucifer
      Pucifer

      I agree with Kirchick about RT. I enjoy watching and find a lot of excellent political analysis on RT’s “Breaking the Set” news programs starring Abby Martin, but she very rarely (i.e., practically never) criticizes Russia, although she is quite brutal when uncovering and denouncing America’s hypocrisies.

      Recently I was flipping through the channels and saw one of the RT reporters (not Abby Manning) saying that the athletes currently competing in Russia were all happy to be there. The reporter also claimed that none of the athletes she spoke to had anything negative to say about Russia’s anti-gay laws. The reporter framed the issue by referring to the law as designed to “protect children,” not to oppress gay people. It was a shameless and disgusting display of pro-Russian propaganda if ever I saw one.

      So although RT should be commended for covering some stories that the craven U.S. media won’t touch, you still have to be wary of its pro-Russia propaganda.

      Aug 22, 2013 at 1:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pucifer
      Pucifer

      @Pucifer: CORRECTION: I referred to the RT news host as “Abby Martin” and later as “Abby Manning.” Sorry, her correct name is Abby Martin. I regret the error.

      As I said, Ms. Martin is very good about covering the stories that U.S. media won’t touch, so I highly recommend her show “Breaking the Set” on the RT network.

      But I reiterate you have to be careful with some of the other RT TV shows, which are thinly disguised vehicles for pro-Russia propaganda.

      Aug 22, 2013 at 1:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      @Dakotahgeo: “Ohhh, Lefty, lolol… you are so deluded! Intelligent people CAN talk about two different subjects at the same time, BOTH of which are important. You and fagburn are quite… stupid and do not matter!”

      Kirchick refused to talk about Manning and hijacked this – as you say – important subject to talk about something else. His rant contained willful ignorance of the subject he chose to rant about, but it seems anyone who points this out is “deluded”.
      So depressing.
      He clearly refused to talk about Chelsea Manning because it rather shows a grotesque hypocrisy – from someone who has repeatedly shat on Manning publicly and in print – when he chooses to ignore (in fact supports) the disgusting treatment of one of our own (and a heroine) by his own government.
      Think about it… :)

      Aug 22, 2013 at 1:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      @tallskin2: “lefty, you and fagburn are arseholes”

      That’s nice, dear.
      Still doing what you were two years ago, I see.
      Don’t make a career out it, eh?

      PS – It’s Chelsea Manning, btw. Do some reading…

      Aug 22, 2013 at 1:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • s312g
      s312g

      @Lefty:

      The nnews all over the world has been dominated by Snowden and, to a lesser extent, Manning. I haven’t heard anyone on a majour news network or read an article anywhere except the NYT on the LGBT bill in Russia. Nobody covers the atrocities going on there except for this site. And if there’s a propoganda news network funded by the Kremlin, I’m going to go on there and tirade aswell. Because this needs to be heard. I’m happy for Bradley Manning because he will most likely be out in seven years. I hope Snowden rots in prison. But while they’re dominating every news network, nobody is talking about this blatant violation of human rights.

      Aug 22, 2013 at 7:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Look,

      Lefty is just a typical troll, he comes on, tries to derail the conversation by deflecting onto another topic then gets happy when everybody responds to him and the conversation doesn’t center on the real issue.

      The real issue being, good for this guy, he got a message out on RTV letting Russian gays know that those out in the rest of the world support them and are outraged at their treatment. Good for him.

      Oh, and Lefty, if you care so much about Manning, why don’t you remind us of how many times you’ve been out there picketing for him, or gone on TV to defend him blah blah blah blah blah.

      Aug 23, 2013 at 7:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @Cam: Thank you for No. 12… totally agree!

      Aug 23, 2013 at 9:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallskin2
      tallskin2

      Lefty,

      (the badly educated little wanker) says: “PS – It’s Chelsea Manning, btw. Do some reading…”

      I have and your brother in ignorant wankiness, fagburn, refers to a certain Bradley Manning, not chelsea, in the same article you direct us to above.

      Aug 23, 2013 at 11:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1
      Stache1

      @Pucifer: RT is state owned and thus gets it’s marching orders from Putins regime. They do point out America’s hypocrisy quite well but have a major bias when it comes to reporting anything not in Putins favor. They make Fox News look fair and balanced in comparison.

      Aug 23, 2013 at 11:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      @Cam: “Lefty is just a typical troll, he comes on, tries to derail the conversation by deflecting onto another topic…”

      You mean like going on to a show to discuss the grotesque treatment by the US government of Chelsea Manning, refusing to talk about that (what a surprise, as Kirchick supports such treatment by his own government), and instead derails it by deflecting onto another topic?
      Oh, the irony.

      And that’s the second time I’ve been called a troll on this subject by two people who I’ve argued alongside on this site for years. Esp. you Cam – I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve agreed with you or applauded you for your contributions to debates on here. Sincerely.
      Yes, we disagree here – but that doesn’t make me a troll, does it?

      Ask yourself, why you and the other poster (2eo) have both resorted to attacking me personally in a manner which, given the above, is patently untrue.
      I have immense respect for you in particular.
      I just think you’re wrong about this one.

      x

      Aug 23, 2013 at 12:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      @Cam: “Oh, and Lefty, if you care so much about Manning, why don’t you remind us of how many times you’ve been out there picketing for him, or gone on TV to defend him blah blah blah blah blah.”

      I was at the very first demonstration outside the US embassy in London several years ago.
      I’ve argued for Manning – alongside you, I think – over and over again on this site over the years, against the initial barrage of right-wing reactionary crap that some commenters on here used to spout.
      I’ve contributed to the defence fund and done as much as I can online to spread the word – from back when this was never even mentioned in the UK media.
      No one’s invited me on TV, as… well, who cares what I think personally? It’s our collective efforts which matter here; just as it’s the collective efforts – first and foremost – of Russian LGBT people and their wishes which matter here; not some right-wing idiot wearing rainbow braces who back home supports the grotesque treatment by his own government of one of our own.

      With respect,

      x

      Aug 23, 2013 at 12:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty
      Lefty

      @tallskin2: “Lefty,

      (the badly educated little wanker) says: “PS – It’s Chelsea Manning, btw. Do some reading…”

      I have and your brother in ignorant wankiness, fagburn, refers to a certain Bradley Manning, not chelsea, in the same article you direct us to above.”

      1. I think you mean “uneducated”, dear?

      2. Fagburn’s article was written a day before Chelsea Manning’s statement was released to the public.

      Again, do some reading, oh edumacated one.
      Hope that helps.
      Take care now…

      Aug 23, 2013 at 1:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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