As soon as the Morgan Freeman video was published, I began seeing articles attacking, sharing (neutral), or supporting Morgan Freeman’s “We are at War with Russia” immediately.
Says Rob Reiner, “Yes,” the filmmaker smirked. “We definitely got under their skin, no question about it. When you see the thousands of bots and trolls come out after you, you know you’ve done something right.” ‘We definitely got under their skin’: Rob Reiner revels in freaking out the Kremlin with his Russia investigation
There are few opportunities to clearly observe which resources attack or defend Russia or present the issue as fair and unbiased. This is one of the few and it’s a tizzy.
There are also US domestic issues at play. I’ve seen the video attacked as being a liberal effort, as too conservative, and as Russophobic in US media.
Russia even started a #StopMorganLie meme, which was almost immediately exposed as such.
Here are but a few:
Attacking – Pro-Russian
- Another Absurd Russia Bashing Development – OpEd Eurasiareview (Supports Russia)
- “Committee to Investigate Russia:” Rob Reiner and Morgan Freeman’s warmongering video World Social Web Site
- Morgan Freeman, David Frum, and the no-good non-profit The Outline
- Russian senator says Morgan Freeman used instead of evidence in anti-Russian video TASS
- Bashing Morgan Freeman is suddenly the rage in Russia SantaFeMexican
Neutral – Fair and Objective
- Morgan Freeman Angers Russians Over Video About 2016 Election
- Russian Media Slams Morgan Freeman for Marijuana Use
- Russian state media says Morgan Freeman‘s marijuana use behind his critique of Putin
- Russia turns on Morgan Freeman over election ‘war’ video BBC
- Russia Says That America Is Using Morgan Freeman To Turn People Against Them Distractify
- MORGAN FREEMANMUST THINK HE’S GOD TO TAKE ON PUTIN… Says Russian News TMZ
- Russian State Media Slam Morgan Freeman Over Investigation Video, Blame “Marijuana Use” Hollywood Reporter
- US actor Morgan Freeman’s cameo against Russia draws criticism Al Jazeera
Supporting – Anti-Russian
- Russian Trolls Are Waging War on Morgan Freeman Vice News
- Russian News Outlets Are PISSED At Morgan Freeman For Trying To Expose ‘Former KGB Spy’ Vladimir Putin! PerezHilton
- Russian Twitter trolls are attacking Morgan Freeman, and is nothing sacred?
Bottom line, this will be news for a few days and then it will blow over. In the meantime, the false outrage will continue. It’s already begun dying down…