Putin Fan Larry King Joining Russian News Channel
Prehistoric fertility god and former CNN host Larry King is bringing his current show, Tales from the Cryptkeeper, to Russia Today, and adding another show, Politics With Larry King, to the Kremlin-funded cable news and YouTube channel. "I would rather ask questions to people in positions of power, instead of speaking on their behalf," King says in the promo spot.
Here are some other things King has said, courtesy Radio Free Europe:
"I can't explain it. I had an affinity with him. You try to get that with a lot of guests, but I really had it with [Putin]," King said. "He has 'it,' whatever 'it' is." [...]
"You know, there are certain people that come into your life that you like," King said. "They change a room. They have a certain magnetism." He also noted that "power is an aphrodisiac." [...]
King professed not to know about such things, saying that "I'm not into the politics in Russia."
RT—the favored news channel for those who want to challenge American media hegemony by aligning themselves with autocrats and conspiracy theorists—is funded by the Russian government, over which Putin presides, and was founded by two Putin aides. According to journalists at the channel, direct criticism of Putin is forbidden. But, ah, what is there to criticize?