‘A Lie isn’t an Alternative Point of View,’ Lithuanian Foreign Minister Reminds the West

Paul Goble

Staunton, September 12 – One of the reasons for the success Vladimir Putin has had in his propaganda efforts is that he has exploited a dangerous trend in Western media – the proclivity of many journalists and their audiences to equate “balance” with “objectivity” – by putting out as an “alternative” viewpoint something that is nothing more than a lie.