The rapturous Russian response to the event of the much-hyped Feb. 9 Tucker Carlson interview with Russian president Vladimir Putin, which continued earlier than, throughout and after the occasion, was captured “tongue in cheek” by a blogger calling himself Russian Politics No Context claimed: “Feb. 9 – Victory day within the data conflict”:
— Russian Politics No Context (@RuPolitics_NC) February 9, 2024
That view was not mirrored elsewhere. The 2-hour monologue through which Putin used his revisionist model of the historical past of Ukraine to justify his “particular army operation,” was castigated by severe Western commentators, with social media responding in its customary “out of the field” brickbats and mock.
Whereas the interview was proven at 6:00 p.m. Jap Normal Time within the US, it didn’t hit the airwaves till 2:00 a.m. in Moscow, to which a variety of Russian customers merely requested “Are you up?” – in posts which have since been taken down.
Blogger Uliana Yapparova, commenting on the size of sock the Putin was revealing wrote: “I’d have began with this query – who chooses your pants?”
Я бы с этого вопроса начала pic.twitter.com/vN9Rxz8D23
— Uliana Yapparova (@Ulianalive) February 8, 2024
Others (naturally, in fact) forged Putin as, Sauron, the archvillain in JRR Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings”:
“You see Tucker as a way to actually perceive the historical past of Sauron you should perceive Morgoth. I’d wish to stroll you thru the First Age for a short second. I’m assuming you’ve learn the Ainulindalë?” pic.twitter.com/sJGdd2zqap
— The Center-earth Mixer (@MiddleearthMixr) February 9, 2024
Russian comic Anton Pikuli wrote that Carlson’s interview adopted this type of sample:
Tucker: “Mister Putin, why did you assault Ukraine?”
Vlad: “Carlson, my pricey boy, do you know that within the yr 862 Rurik…”
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Tucker Carlson’s journey to Moscow follows an extended custom of these greedy at a straightforward alternative for validation, to assuage internal frustrations and to fulfill delusions of grandeur.
Интервью Путина Такеру Карлсону би лайк: pic.twitter.com/MavkfA9R9W
— Антон Пикули (@antonpikuly) February 9, 2024
Some social media customers wished to claim historic territorial claims of their very own.
The previous Mongolian president posted a map of the extent of the Mongol empire on Telegram:
Alexander Clarkson, a lecturer at London’s King’s Faculty additionally picked up on the Mongolian theme:
In a Mongolian Navy Intelligence Company again workplace in Ulan-Bator, a younger officer presses pause on the Carlson-Putin interview and takes a couple of maps out of his desk pic.twitter.com/mFwdOTuvkQ
— Alexander Clarkson (@APHClarkson) February 9, 2024
Chris Bakke gave an evidence of the look of pained focus on Tucker’s face as Putin lastly moved on from the ninth century:
Whenever you’re 3 hours into an interview and actually have to make use of the restroom however an armed Russian guard simply signaled you to take a seat again down so Putin can end the final 37 minutes of his story concerning the latest sanctions on Lithuanian banana exports pic.twitter.com/GxdtpLBPYm
— Chris Bakke (@ChrisJBakke) February 9, 2024
“Seva” wished to find out about NATO’s position in inflicting the conflict:
Carlson: what precipitated the conflict and why was it NATO?
Putin: In 862 the individuals of Novgorod invited a Varangian prince….
C: and what about NATO? please say Nato
P: Allow us to recall Yaroslav the Clever, who as soon as had a dream a few Ukrainian witch….
— Seva (@SevaUT) February 9, 2024
Some mentioned the interview ought to have been performed by British comic Philomena Cunk who as soon as requested a historian: “What’s the Soviet Onion?” They thought she would get proper to the nub of the problems at hand not like her ex-Fox Information counterpart:
The interview all of us wish to see. pic.twitter.com/pOqRehh3mh
— No Context Brits (@NoContextBrits) February 9, 2024
The ethical of this story is that in the event you, pricey reader, wish to higher fill two hours of your time than watch a rerun of the Carlson-Putin interview there are numerous extra comparable memes on the market who will clarify the whole lot that was mentioned and in a much more entertaining method.