When former MSNBC host Ed Schultz signed up with a Russian-government-funded channel, the Cold War conservative joke was that it was a lateral move. But Politico’s Michael Crowley took the time to note that Big Ed is toeing the Russian line in the new gig. The article is titled “The Kremlin’s Candidate: In the 2016 election, Putin’s propaganda network is picking sides.”
The art with the article clearly signaled that meant Trump...like they were running mates. Politico’s pull quote asserted “Just under the surface is a bought-and-paid-for propaganda vehicle trying to nudge viewers toward Russia’s side of the story at a time when Moscow has increasingly become an international pariah."