“Russian TV accidentally airs anti-Putin diatribe”
“A Russian television channel accidentally interrupted its evening news show with a doom-laden report of evils committed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, apparently slipped on air by a disgruntled employee.
The…newsreader…read an…item about new medical equipment in regional hospitals…to be interrupted by an item saying…”the epoch of Putin… brought Russia criticism from every international rights organisation.”
The…news item went on to link Putin to the 2006 murder of journalist and Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya and attack corruption that had reached “unimaginable heights”.
It launched into the terrorist attacks at the beginning of Putin’s presidency, saying they raised his approval rating…the channel abruptly switched back to footage of the governor, with no explanation.”