Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Russian Godfathers: Billionaire on Trial

Just watched this documentary on CBC's Passionate Eye and got sorely disappointed.
I'm not a fan of Mr. Putin, far from it, but even I was stunned as how blatantly pro-Khodorkovsky the movie was. This documentary was the definition of 'one-sided - the oter side's opinions were absent whatsoever but there were Khodorkovsky's advocates such Canada's own David Amsterdam and Leonid Nevzlin who were given ample air time. And so were Khodorkovsky's parents which I find so reprehensible.
What would you expect them to say? that their son is guilty as charged? There's a reasonm why one has the right not to testify his/her own relatives and the same goes the other way. They would probably defend him even if he was accused of killing twenty people himself.

2 Comments:

At 9:43 AM, Blogger A. Shah said...

Here's a question: Do you think Western media sources are generally biased against Putin because of his 'authoritarian' steak?

 
At 5:03 AM, Anonymous walsh said...

I saw the movie and was COMPLETELY disappointed. It really is completely one sided and is clearly - a propaganda movie. I too dont like Putin, but this? This is even worse.

 

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