US State Department spokesperson John Kirby lost it…and showed off his true feelings of hate for RT, in what can only be described as behavior unbecoming of a US State Department Spokesman.
It started on Tuesday when State Department spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau accused Russia of striking “five hospitals and one mobile clinic in Syria,” without specifying the source of information.
Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov strongly denied the allegations…
“We do not know where Elizabeth Trudeau gets information about what is happening in Syria. Her repeating rumors about some ‘five hospitals’ and ‘one mobile clinic’ which were ‘bombed’ only confirms the fact that all the State Department’s public rhetoric on the situation in Syria is based on blatant lies.”
According to the Defense Ministry, Russia has not launched any airstrikes in Aleppo for 29 days.
Russian jets are currently flying sorties in Idlib and Homs provinces, striking verified terrorist infrastructure.
The next day things took a turn for the worst during this press briefing. RT reports on the heated exchange…
RT has asked the US State Department for specific information concerning allegations that Russia is targeting hospitals in Syria. The response was a reiteration of those allegations and a refusal to treat RT in the same way as other media outlets.
During Wednesday’s State Department briefing, spokesman John Kirby accused Russia and the Syrian regime of the bombing of “five hospitals and at least one mobile clinic in Syria.” RT’s reporter Gayane Chichakyan asked Kirby to specify the details of the alleged incidents, including their location.
Kirby said that he doesn’t know the exact locations.
“I’m not making those accusations, I’m telling you that we’ve seen reports from credible aid organizations,” Kirby said, refusing to clarify any details on the alleged attacks or even give the list of the “many Syrian relief agencies.”
“Here’s a good question: Why don’t you ask your Defense Ministry what they are doing? You work for Russia Today [RT], and so why shouldn’t you ask your government the same kind of questions that you are asking me?”
Matt Lee from the AP intervened…
“Please be careful about saying ‘your Defense Ministry’ and things like that – she’s a journalist, she’s just like the rest of us are.”
At this point Kirby simply lost his mind…
“From a state-owned outlet!”
“I’m not going to put Russia Today on the same level with the rest of you who are representing independent media outlets.”
State owned news outlet, like the BBC? How about CNN…oh wait a minute CNN has not officially admitted it is state owned, maybe just Clinton owned.
John Kirby is correct, RT is not on the same level with so-called “independent media outlets”…it’s better!
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