McCain: I'll Answer Putin's Op-Ed With Column in Russian Press
Pravda.ru says he 'is welcome' to publish his own opinion piece on its site
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2013 4:02 PM CDT
John McCain.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – Vladimir Putin got to sound off against the US in a New York Times op-ep this week, so now a Russian news site is offering the same opportunity to John McCain. Joking about Putin's op-ed on CNN last week, McCain said, "I would love to have a commentary in Pravda." Foreign Policy asked Pravda for comment. "If John McCain wants to write something for us, he is welcome," says the English editor of the website Pravda.ru. "Mr. McCain has been an active anti-Russian politician for many years already. ... But we would be only pleased to publish a story penned by such a prominent politician as John McCain."

McCain says he really would like to write something for Pravda, and will get in touch. But Slate suggests that McCain should actually check out the news outlet he has agreed to write for. There are two Pravdas: Pravda the newspaper, a Soviet-era relic which McCain probably remembers from the Cold War; and Pravda.ru, a tabloid news site that features headlines like "Russian children get gay love books from the West," and "SOS signal from UFO sows panic in Siberia." So ... not quite Russia's answer to the New York Times after all.

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sickdaddy
Sep 18, 2013 2:15 PM CDT
Hey McCain, where the hell is the op ed you said you'd write? Too busy playing poker?
t1grant
Sep 16, 2013 2:17 PM CDT
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democracy1776
Sep 16, 2013 1:21 AM CDT
McCain the dirt bag. McCain thinks America has a short memory. McCain is unfit for public office, But Ross Perot, who paid her medical bills all those years ago, now believes that the American people have been taken in by a man who is unusually slick and cruel – even by the standards of modern politics. ‘McCain is the classic opportunist. He’s always reaching for attention and glory,’ Ross Perot said. ‘After he came home, Carol walked with a limp. So he threw her over for a poster girl with big money from Arizona. And the rest is history. Ross paid for McCain's first wife medical bills after McCain ditched her for a younger women.