After I advocated taking a soft approach to handling a more “assertive” Russia, the country’s biggest (and mostly Kremlin-owned) TV news network, Channel One, sent a crew to interview me at my home in Columbia, South Carolina. We shot in my new (and currently half-furnished) apartment, and even sneaked into the bookstore of the nearby University of South Carolina for some B-roll. It all looked something like this:
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We talked mostly about propaganda, the role of journalists in wartime and Americans’ attitudes towards Russia. But who knows what the finished feature piece will look like. I don’t get Channel One — few Americans do — and I’m told it won’t be online. So I can only cross my fingers and hope that the nuance of my position survives the final cut.