As Russia celebrated the opening of a massive 19-kilometer-long bridge across the Kerch Strait, which now allows traffic to flow, American journalist Tom Rogan suggested in his article published by Washington Examiner that Ukraine should blow the bridge up
According to the author, “Ukraine should now destroy elements of the bridge” because the structure is apparently “an outrageous affront to Ukraine’s very credibility as a nation.”
The journalist also insisted that the US should support Ukraine in this matter, promptly providing a link to another article of his titled “Don’t Worry, the US Would Win a Nuclear War With Russia.”
A large number of social media users, however, found Rogan’s vision shocking and wondered whether his proposal amounted to promoting terrorism.
Ukraine should blow up a bridge? May be lots of people should die so that you can feel good. You should go to Crimea and may be write about what crimeans want.that’s what real journalist do
— uko, edidiong (@uko300) 16 мая 2018 г.
Rogan must be investigated for inciting terrorist activities in his piece (of something) called, “Ukraine should blow up Putin’s Crimea Bridge!”
— Bryan Barajas (@Bryan2015B) 17 мая 2018 г.
The Russian Embassy in the United States also said in a statement that “freedom of speech cannot justify incitement to commit terrorist acts” and that Rogan’s article goes “way beyond the boundaries of journalist ethics.”