We love tyrants

Time magazine has given Russian President Vladimir Putin its Man of the Year title. Observe the groveling at the start of an “exclusive” interview:

First of all, I would like to thank you on behalf of all my colleagues for your hospitality today. Second, we consider that it is a great honour for us to be able to conduct this interview. Your cooperation with Time magazine means a lot to us. Its result will be a serious material, and quite broad in nature and scope.

No, Time isn’t a publication published out of the Kremlin.

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