PLOT TWIST: 'Murdered' Russian Journalist is Still Alive
Just when you thought the news of the day would still be obsessing over a tweet typed by a sitcom star, along comes a Russian sting operation saying "hold my vodka." In a plot you'd more likely see from a semi-decent James Bond flick, the Ukrainian Secret Service staged a murder to catch murderers.
A Russian journalist and Kremlin critic, reported to have been shot dead in Ukraine, has appeared alive at a news conference.
But in a stunning development, he appeared alongside Ukrainian security officials in a news conference broadcast live on Ukrainian television.
Ukraine's Security Service suggested it had staged the murder.
The security service got a tip off about Babchenko's impending demise. Rather than ignore the warning signs ala Scott Israel's sheriff's department, the Ukrainians took action, putting together an operation to collect "terrorist activity by the Russian special services on Ukrainian territory."
Earlier, Ukrainian state news agency Ukrinform had said that Babchenko, 41, was shot in the back and died in an ambulance, citing his friend and supervisor, Ayder Muzhdabaev, deputy general manager of Ukrainian TV channel ATR.
The story is developing, but even when we get more details, it's still coolAF.
But let's be honest. Somewhere Hillary Clinton's crisis manager is saying the same thing about Vince Foster. That yeah, it was just a "staged" suicide, the jerk just never showed up for the presser afterwards. Allegedly.
Also, Chelsea Manning isn't really a traitor. He's just posing as one while getting cheaper car insurance rates by checking a different gender box. It's all a sting operation meant to catch women drivers who work their eyeliner while turning left.