Dark Humor: Western Media Makes Light of Political Repression in Ukraine

Draitser, Eric
http://journal-neo.org/2015/10/30/dark-humor-western-media-makes-light-of-political-repression-in-ukraine/

Publisher:  New Eastern Outlook
Date Written:  30/10/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18304

Political repression and violence are allegedly incompatible with Western liberal democratic values. Respect for human rights, freedom of expression, and protection of the rights of minorities are all purportedly the hallmarks of "free societies," the goals toward which all nations should be striving. And yet, such standards of freedom and democracy are only selectively applied, and only when beneficial to the Western (US-UK-EU-NATO) agenda.