Ketchum PR agency placed Putin’s NYT op-ed
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s controversial and effective New York Times op-ed was placed by a well-known public relations agency.
The provocative piece ran on September 11. Americans view that date as the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attack, but Putin, like all KGB officers, mark September 11 as the birthday of Bolshevik political police founder Feliks Dzerzhinsky.
Ketchum also reportedly planted pro-Putin op-eds in other American media, including the Huffington Post and CNBC.
From an aesthetic standpoint, the op-ed is an excellent piece of propaganda, written in colloquial American English to appeal to a US audience, while remaining both nationalistic yet internationalistically progressive in tone.