HuffPost Hires Kremlin Propagandist

• July 23, 2012 3:29 pm


HuffPost Live, a new online-only video service being launched next month by the left-wing Huffington Post, has announced the hiring of Alyona Minkovski as a "host/producer."

Minkovski currently works as the host of "The Alyona Show" on RT, the Kremlin owned and operated English-language news channel that was previously known as Russia Today.

Minkovski’s show is known for its steady stream of anti-American propaganda, and a total blackout of news relating to crackdowns on democracy activists and opposition movements within Russia.

Politico has described the network as "raw propaganda," and even the liberal New Republic has described the network as "Pravda on the Potomac."

This is not the Huffington Post’s first foray into publishing Russian propaganda. Vladimir Putin was given a platform by the website earlier this year, publishing two pieces before criticism of the relationship seemed to bring it to an abrupt end.

It’s unclear whether Minkovski will continue to collect a paycheck from the Kremlin as she enters this new project with AOL’s Huffington Post.

Abby Huntsman, the daughter of Barack Obama’s former ambassador to China, will also be working for the online network.

The Free Beacon has requested comment from Huffington Post and will update as needed.

Published under: Huffington Post, Media, Propaganda, Russia