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John McCain Rips Russia and its Anti-Gay Laws in Op-Ed Putin Never Sees, is Mocked on Kimmel: VIDEO

Earlier this month, after Russian President Vladimir Putin penned a NYT op-ed intended to meddle with American minds over the Syrian conflict, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) vowed to publish his own in the iconic Russian newspaper Pravda.

In it, McCain blasted Putin: Mccain

"(Putin) is not enhancing Russia's global reputation. He is destroying it. He has made her a friend to tyrants and an enemy to the oppressed, and untrusted by nations that seek to build a safer, more peaceful and prosperous world..."

McCain, who has never been one to stand up for LGBT rights, also shockingly slammed Russia's anti-gay laws:

"They write laws to codify bigotry against people whose sexual orientation they condemn. They throw the members of a punk rock band in jail for the crime of being provocative and vulgar and for having the audacity to protest President Putin's rule."

Unfortunately, McCain's diatribe did not reach his intended audience, for it was published in Pravda.ru, an online site, and not the well-known paper.

Politicker reports:

Pravda.ru, the news outlet that actually published McCain’s piece, is an electronic news website founded in 1999. Even though the website also bears the name Pravda, it is not connected to Pravda newspaper. The website has English and Russian editions and covers everything from politics to fashion and celebrities.

While editors at the communist Pravda publication said last week they were not going to accept an op-ed by McCain, a spokesman for the senator said McCain submitted one anyway, in addition to Pravda.ru, since there was confusion over the two different Pravdas. As expected, it was not published by the newspaper.

Putin said Thursday in a press conference he was not aware of McCain’s opinion piece about Russia.

McCain also received a sound mocking from Jimmy Kimmel last night.



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  1. No, he submitted it to both publications. Why should his remarks be ridiculed by Kimmell?

    Posted by: enough | Sep 20, 2013 8:29:30 AM

  2. John McCain said the saddest day in American history was when don't ask don't tell was repealed.

    Posted by: Larry | Sep 20, 2013 9:03:53 AM

  3. Yeah, I will not be supporting John McCain, if he is EVER in support of us then it is to some other negative goal.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Sep 20, 2013 9:29:54 AM

  4. Is this the same John McCain who did his best to keep American gays serving in the US military in the closet? Not only is he a dangerous warmongering old coot, but he's a hypocrite as well.

    Posted by: Gerry | Sep 20, 2013 9:38:40 AM

  5. Why is he channeling Mel Brooks in that picture?

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | Sep 20, 2013 10:24:36 AM

  6. McCain thinks everyone is out to get him. He was a prisoner of war. In this case he is confusing bravery with stupidity. Let Obama and Kerry screw it up.

    Posted by: GB | Sep 20, 2013 1:31:22 PM

  7. Not a good move by Kimmel since McCain was more honest in his piece to the Russians than he is to Americans. I guess when you don't risk political repercussions at home, honesty is possible.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 20, 2013 5:45:14 PM

  8. McCain's on a roll! Standing up for Muslims a few weeks ago (on Fox News, no less), and now opposing Russia's anti-gay legislation. I'm seeing glimpses of the John McCain of days past. Or maybe his daughter has been talking some sense into him.

    Posted by: Mike | Sep 21, 2013 2:15:59 AM

  9. Gotta love McCain for this. ^_^

    Posted by: Alexander | Sep 21, 2013 7:45:53 AM

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