First, in most democracies a free press should exist free of political pressures and Mr. Lieberman thinks that it shouldn’t, it’s my conclusion after reading the comment about his words with Putin. What he is implying is that Putin has the dictatorial powers to tell the press to shut up. This tells you that Lieberman doesn’t understand what democracy is.
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from the article: Lieberman complained to Putin over Russian TV's 'anti-Israel' reporting