If you want to discover through the western newspapers today why Chodorkovsky sits in jail, you ought to dig very deep. And even then success is not assured.

Just as a reminder: even the “defenders” of the gentleman do not dispute the charges that he unrightfully disappropriated billions (27 according to the prosecution) of dollars that actually belonged to the Russian people/state. That he was making moves to use precisely thàt money to buy himself political power in Russia is not an item of disagreement either.

Yet, the western news media choose to paint Comrade Chodorkovsky as a semi saint who was going to push over Tsar Putin and subsequently install the ideal democracy in Russia. Nowhere can one read that, instead and foremost, he should get a place in the World Gallery of White-collar Crimes! Such is, in this day and age, the “political correctness”, according to the contemporary news media bible.

How can we, democrats of the world united, make sure that news does not get first interpreted and then distorted by the unelected dictators of the media?