Final Word from Thursday, June 8, 2023

Ex-Fox News journalist Tucker Carlson said yesterday in the first episode of "Tucker on Twitter" that any fair person would conclude that the Ukrainians probably blew up the Kakhovka dam, just as you would assume that they blew up Nord Stream. He criticized those in the American media who "wasted no time in accusing the Russians of sabotaging their own infrastructure" and who made "clearly coordinated noises" about how Vladimir Putin did it. One of these in the broader sense would be Czech Foreign Min. Jan Lipavský, who issued a statement a few hours after the dam was breached and declared it a war crime by Russia. Last night on Czech TV he cited the U.S. government as one of his sources for coming to this quick conclusion, but even moderator Daniel Takáč expressed some doubts. The reality is that there are so many factors involved that it's difficult for even a well-informed person to know what to think. Carlson might go overboard in one direction, but Lipavský is at least as biased in the other. Regrettably, those on both sides of this further human tragedy are squeezing as much as they can out of it. [ Czech Republic natural gas pipeline Television explosion ]

Glossary of difficult words

to breach - to make a gap in and break through (a wall, barrier or defense);

to go overboard - to do something too much or to be too excited or eager about something;

to squeeze out of - to get as much as possible from something or someone.


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