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Tasty Ukraine Bites for Pundits!

Posted on Mar 6, 2014

By Mark Fiore

This week Mark Fiore chimes in on the topic everyone's got on their minds: the Ukraine crisis. Take a look at his latest animation on U.S. pundits' uninformed and self-serving responses to the tragic events occurring across the ocean. The video can be found after an introductory blog post by the animator.
After Kiev erupted in protest, then open revolt that caused Yanukovych to flee and Putin to barge into Crimea, it's time to play catch up about a part of the world we generally ignore. I've been having fun watching the appearance of instant-experts across media landscape from Twitter to cable news. It seems that in the United States, Ukraine can serve nearly any purpose, from beating the conspiracy drum to boosting the foreign policy cred of a failed vice presidential candidate. (Never mind the pain and suffering of the people in Ukraine.) There are plenty of places to find information and analysis about the situation in Ukraine, but Sarah Palin's Facebook page is probably not the best choice. Enjoy the cartoon, and dive into the links behind the cartoon (found on my site), I spent a good deal of time this week looking into some of the newer digital news outlets that revel in reposting high resolution photos and endless listicles.

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