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September 18, 2011

"In a critical situation, there is no choice. I see no reason to be hit with the first shot. I neutralised him."

Civil discourse Russian Style:

Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev, owner of two leading British newspapers,
punched a man in the face during a television debate on the financial crisis to be aired on Sunday. A clip posted on the NTV television channel's website shows Lebedev, a former KGB agent who has made a fortune in banking, landed a right jab to the face of ex-real estate baron Sergei Polonsky. Just before Lebedev pounced, Polonsky told the other guests he wanted to "stick one in the mouth."

Call me 'Russian' but I've always dreamed of being the guest of Bill Mahr or Keith Olbermann just to use this effective debating tool.

Posted by Vanderleun at September 18, 2011 3:15 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

Mother Effingby would be so proud of you if you did that.

Posted by: Mother Effingby at September 18, 2011 5:13 PM

As they say, with the Russians it's always a mass or an orgy.

Posted by: Casca at September 18, 2011 7:36 PM

We have a problem with bullies in schools; they don't. The medium IS the message.

Posted by: Peccable at September 19, 2011 2:29 AM


How "uncivil!"

Here, he has to belong to a union before he's allowed to do that.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at September 19, 2011 10:55 AM

They watch too much ice hockey.

Posted by: RedCarolina at September 19, 2011 4:19 PM

Opulence. I haz it.

Posted by: cond0010 at September 20, 2011 12:31 AM

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