Wednesday, November 23, 2011


A top female Russian news anchor has caused a stir after appearing to offensively show US President Barack Obama her middle finger during a live newscast. In what has become a shocking online sensation, the reporter appears to be making the allegedly offensive gesture while reporting on the Asia Pacific Corporation. Footage of the incident has been widely viewed in both Russia and the United States.

In the footage, Tatyana Limanova can be seen briskly reading through a news brief on how Russian President Dmitry Medvedev had assumed chairmanship of the Asia Pacific Cooperation organization. She is then heard to say that the post "had previously been held by American president Barack Obama" before mechanically saluting the political leader who has done so much to improve US international relations.

The raised middle finger is often interpreted as an offensive gesture and is sometimes referred to as "flipping the bird."

The station's ownership claims that the newsreader believed she was off camera at the time and merely providing a voice-over for a report. They further reported that the gesture was intended for studio technicians only, who had been teasing her and trying to put her off her game. The footage has been viewed thousands and thousands of times. Most viewers concede Tatyana had the upper hand.


  1. I don't know why this cracks me up so much, but it just does.

  2. It was reported that she got fired for it today, so there is that. I do the same thing myself so I hardly noticed it. Maybe she was a GM bondholder? People in special jobs in the Soviet Union often put whatever savings they could come up with (in US dollars) into American investments. They know best what a small "c" communist means to their future.

  3. Got fired?! Oh darn, that was the best thing I had seen on the news in years! She was so nonchalant, so utterly composed, and so perfectly fitting with my own mood on the subject.

    I guess this won't help with Barry's 'Jobs created OR saved' figures. Could mean another long night for him, up till all hours, worrying about the little guy.

  4. I guess this won't help with Barry's 'Jobs created OR saved' figures.

    If she would have been fired for screaming "I love you, Barack!" then he would have been concerned. But she committed a thought crime and she must be sent to the Gulag to be rehabilitated. Fox News should hire her. I could teach her how to give him the finger in English.