When the US decides on a new enemy or better yet reviving an old one now that the war on terror is getting old, it mobilizes its entire propaganda arsenal. All hands on deck, ika nga.
Putin’s Russia is the new enemy. His cronies, his anti-gay position, his penchant for shirtless photos, his handling of the Sochi Olympics… everything Putin has become fodder for serious discussion and comic routines. Have you noticed all the anti-Putin jokes on late night TV? There are now more Putin jokes than Kim jokes. I’m guessing the next crop of Hollywood movies will demonize less Arabs and more Russians.
I’m not judging, I’m just observing how the American propaganda machine works.