The US mainstream media censors more, and puts out more disinformation and stifles debate more than even in Soviet Union.
‘Take the United States today. It is living under a kind of totalitarian culture which has never existed in my lifetime, and is much worse in many ways, than the Soviet Union before Gorbachov.
‘Go back to the 1970s, people in Soviet Russia could access the BBC, Voice of America and German television if they wanted to find out the news. In the United States today if you want to find out what [Foreign Minister] Lavrov is saying, can’t do it, it’s barred. Americans are not permitted to hear what the Russians are saying.’