US media were biased and uncritical in their coverage of the talks of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Donald Trump, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said today, on May 11, TASS news agency reports.
During Lavrov’s press conference in Washington, she commented that “American media showed no interest for the essence of the bilateral relations.” “They mostly focused on the alleged Russia’s meddling in the American election and the firing of the FBI director.”
The diplomatic official said that “neither serious nor joking approach could stop the stream of questions from American journalists who did not understand anymore how senseless it was to ask another state’s foreign minister to explain the reasons of an appointment in their country; this suggests that the media are greatly prejudiced, that they cannot think critically, and that they are controlled by certain political groups.”
Maria Zakharova also expressed concern over further evolution of American media. “Considering their great influence over the global information space, this is our common problem,” the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry believes. “Having such powerful resources (of influence) on mass consciousness, one cannot lapse to an intellectual failure like that.”
The meeting between Sergey Lavrov and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the first meeting in history between the head of the Russian Foreign- Ministry and a representative of the new US President Donald Trump’ administration. Tillerson, former CEO and chairman of the ExxonMobil oil company, officially came into office as Secretary of State on February 1.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency