Commentary February 11, 2021

How the Kremlin Uses Agenda Setting to Paint Democracy in Panic

Since November 2020, the world has watched the presidential transition in the United States with unease. After a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in an effort to overturn Joe Biden’s election, headlines around the world questioned, for the first time, whether a democratic transfer of power would occur as expected.
The Kremlin
Pavel Kazackhov, https://tinyurl.com/1e0l0kjp; CC BY 2.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en

Since November 2020, the world has watched the presidential transition in the United States with unease. After a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in an effort to overturn Joe Biden’s election, headlines around the world questioned, for the first time, whether a democratic transfer of power would occur as expected. These reports also included the well-documented risks of violence that might occur at President Biden’s inauguration. 

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