In an interview on NBC's Rock Center on Wednesday, Russian opposition leader Alexi Navalny demonstrated how pervasive media distortion of Sarah Palin and American conservatism has become: "Conservative groups, some of which support me, are far more liberal than their counterparts in the USA. Rallies in support of Sarah Palin have much more nationalistic slogans than in Russia."
That was in response to correspondent Harry Smith describing vicious attacks launched against Navalny by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin: "In an attempt to discredit him, a pro-Putin web video was produced comparing Navalny with Adolf Hitler. Your critics say the problem with Navalny is he's a nationalist. He may also be a racist."