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From Russia with envy
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NEW YORK -- It is bracing, not to mention annoying, laughable and obnoxious, to hear a White House press secretary lectured by a Russian journalist about the parameters of free expression American-style. Adjectives sharpen their elbows as they vie to properly describe the Cold War-ish moment Thursday when Andrei Sitov of the state-run ITAR-Tass news agency challenged Robert Gibbs about the Tucson shootings. According to Sitov, the assault was just an extension of American free expression, this time the "freedom of a deranged mind to react in a violent way."