Olga Ivanova, The Washington Post | August 15, 2008
US journalism was famous for its independence and professionalism, but recent coverage of the Russia-Georgia conflict is unfair and unbalanced. ++ The so-called free press automatically took Georgia's side and ignored or distorted events in order to portray an "evil" Russia. ++ On the other hand, Russian media reacted with messages that remind Russians that the true evil is the US and that Washington is the real reason for the conflict. ++ People in Russia still believe in democracy, but can't trust the biased US media anymore.