27 Oct '11, 3am

Russian PM Vladimir Putin expresses 'disgust' at graphic global coverage of Muammar Gaddafi's death

Russian PM Vladimir Putin expresses 'disgust' at graphic global coverage of Muammar Gaddafi's death

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin expressed his 'disgust' at the global media on Wednesday for its graphic coverage of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's death. -- PHOTO: AFP MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin expressed his 'disgust' at the global media on Wednesday for its graphic coverage of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's death. The overwhelming favourite in next year's Russian presidential elections told an election campaign meeting that he found the TV coverage immoral and blamed journalists for failing a basic ethics test. 'Almost the entire Gaddafi family was killed. His body was shown on all the world channels. You could not watch without disgust,' news agencies quoted Mr Putin as saying. 'What is that?' Mr Putin exclaimed. 'They show a bloodied man, wounded, still alive but getting beaten to death. And they splash that all over the...

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