May 10th, 2005

cbs interview

Путин в интервью CBS:

[Putin:] “Haven’t we seen resignations of leading American journalists from the national media due to their positions on Iraq?”

“What are you saying, Mr. President?” asks Wallace. “Journalists resigning because what?”

“Don’t you know that some of the American journalists were fired because of their positions on Iraq or the presidential election campaign?” says Putin.

“Were you talking about Dan Rather, at CBS News?” asks Wallace.

“Yes, exactly,” says Putin, who apparently believed that Rather’s resignation as anchor of the CBS Evening News meant that he had been fired from CBS.

“On our TV screens, we saw him resigning,” says Putin. “We understood that he was forced to resign by his bosses at CBS. This is a problem of your democracy, not ours.”

“He still works for CBS News,” says Wallace. “He continues to work as a matter of fact on 60 Minutes.”

"нам известно"?

Из интервью CBS:

В.ПУТИН: Так вот, уволенные журналисты в США. Джек Келли, журналист газеты «Ю-Эс-Эй тудей», проработал в газете 21 год, пять раз был номинирован на престижную международную премию. Считался, насколько нам известно, одним из лучших американских журналистов. Уволен.

(USA Today: "an examination of former USA TODAY reporter Jack Kelley’s work, a team of journalists has found strong evidence that Kelley fabricated substantial portions of at least eight major stories, lifted nearly two dozen quotes or other material from competing publications, lied in speeches he gave for the newspaper and conspired to mislead those investigating his work.")

В.ПУТИН: Питер Арнетт. [...] Вы меня просили назвать фамилии. А почему их уволили, Вы сами разбирайтесь. Это не наше дело. Питер Арнетт, компания «Эн-Би-Си»…

М.УОЛЛЕС: Почему он был уволен?

В.ПУТИН: …корреспондент в Ираке.

( "US broadcaster NBC has sacked celebrated journalist Peter Arnett after he gave an interview on Iraqi television saying the US-led coalition's initial war plan had failed" [...] "Within hours of his dismissal, Arnett was hired by the Daily Mirror, a UK tabloid newspaper strongly opposed to the war in Iraq.")

[В. ПУТИН:] Фил Смакер, корреспондент газеты «Крисчен сайенс монитор»,

(Accuracy in Media: Christian Science Monitor Apologizes: "Monitor reporter Philip Smucker obtained the forged documents from an Iraqi general who claimed to have found them in a house owned by one of Saddam's sons. But after the British paper the Daily Mail published its own story questioning the documents, the Monitor opened its investigation leading to the apology." Smucker был freelance, так что уволить его было сложно, но все же следует признать, что после того эпизода в CSM его не печатали.)

[В. ПУТИН:] Джеральдо Ривьера, корреспондент телекомпании «Фокс ньюс»,

( "Fox News Channel executives and the Pentagon reached a deal Monday in which correspondent Geraldo Rivera, who raised the military's ire when he reported operational details, will leave Iraq voluntarily rather than be expelled." С Fox News Риверу никто вроде бы не увольнял)

[В. ПУТИН:] Брайан Волски, фотограф «Лос-Анджелес таймс».

(Это известная история: "Walski was fired, after it was revealed that a photo he submitted on Sunday was actually a composite of two images he had captured."

Вот здесь - сравнение фотографий, сделанное с помощью Flash)

[В. ПУТИН:] Думаю, достаточно.

М.УОЛЛЕС: Уволены по какой причине?

В.ПУТИН: По нашим данным, за позицию по Ираку и за позицию в избирательной кампании Президента США. Но это только то, что нам известно.

Я думаю, достаточно. (см. также про Разера)