The delusion continues: former President of Mordor Bushco lectures Vlad the Putin, on somfang:
I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. We need an independent media to hold people like me to account. I mean, power can be very addictive, and it can be corrosive, and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power, whether it be here or elsewhere.
One of the things I spent a lot of time doing was trying to convince [a] person like Vladimir Putin, for example, to accept the notion of a free press. It’s kind of hard to tell others to have an independent free press when we’re not willing to have one ourselves.