A Russian public television station launched an extraordinary attack on an American presenter for allegedly trying to distract Vladimir Putin by “positioning herself as a sex object”.
CNBC’s Hadley Gamble was the moderator of a session involving the Russian leader at an energy forum in Moscow.
Putin has been criticized for “sexism” after calling her “beautiful” and “pretty” during a session on the gas war.
But now Vladimir Soloviev, a Putin “propagandist”, has used his Rossiya 1 news program to focus on unseen moments in which he claims Hadley is trying to “distract” the Russian leader.
Russian state television station launched extraordinary attack on CNBC presenter Hadley Gamble for allegedly trying to distract Vladimir Putin by “positioning himself as a sex object”
The footage focuses mainly on her legs, with another presenter, Dmitry Kiselyov, claiming that she used her “body language” at “full steam”.
Images of the leg were seen on state television as an unsuccessful attempt to throw the 69-year-old strongman off guard.
“Of course not everything was included in the TV show, so this is what was seen by the public and our team,” said the report on the show by Soloviev, 57, who relates Putin’s week.
‘And even more…’
Kiselyov – known as Putin’s’ spokesperson ‘and’ chief propagandist ‘- told viewers:’ To sum up, Hadley behaved boldly, openly positioning herself as a sex object, without any fear of fear. be criticized by feminists.
The Kremlin-run TV station claimed that Gamble ‘covered her legs in an oily shimmer’ and looked ‘podium ready’ while appearing as a moderator in a forum session on energy in Moscow
On news channel Rossiya 1, presenter Dmitry Kiselyov – known as Putin’s “spokesperson” and “chief propagandist” – told viewers: “To sum up, Hadley behaved boldly, openly positioning themselves as a sex object, without any fear of being criticized by feminists
He said: “It is as if Hadley is preparing very hard for the meeting with Putin.
“Like she’s getting ready for the podium. “
He claimed she had “lost a few pounds” for the energy session and “slipped into a little black dress”, puffing up her “loose hair”.
A taunt that she looked “plumper” in previous Instagram photos was removed from a later version of the report.
To “visually lengthen her legs, she opted for a pair of nude Louboutins with a 12-centimeter high heel,” said Kiselyov, 67.
The designer Christian Louboutin had declared that such shoes “must be beautiful on a naked woman … they add this sublime sexuality”, he said.
The presenter continued, “Hadley constantly touched her hair – a gesture universally considered to be sex appeal… (and) made her eyes and licked her lips, rolling her tongue…”
The Russian presenter continued, “Hadley Gamble preferred to present himself to the President without stockings and with visibly bare arms. “
It was “quite questionable,” he said.
“About the legs… they were covered in an oily shimmer. Hadley’s body language was going full blast… What was she doing with her legs…? ‘
It wasn’t appropriate for the job, he suggested.
“Hadley was constantly touching her hair – a gesture universally considered sex appeal… (and) making her eyes and licking her lips, rolling her tongue…”
The Russian President also accused CNBC reporter Hadley Gamble of acting as if she “hadn’t heard” what he said after questioning his denial that Russia had withheld gas in Europe
During the session on energy, Putin had said that the “beautiful” and “pretty” interviewer of American television was not listening to him on gas exports to Europe.
She immediately claimed that she was listening.
But Putin said: “Beautiful woman, pretty, I tell her one thing. She instantly tells me otherwise as if she hadn’t heard what I was saying. Well, I’ll repeat it for you again… ‘
At this point, Gamble interrupted him and told the Russian President that she had “heard” him, but claimed that the Russians had taken “enough time” to sort out the gas supply problem.
He continued: “Look, you just said ‘You don’t supply gas to Europe through pipelines’.
Hadley Gamble, CNBC News anchor and international correspondent on horseback in St. Petersburg, Russia, at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum in June 2021
‘You are being misled. We are increasing the supply to Europe.
Russian media said Putin used the reference to her appearance to push Gamble away, but added that calling her “beautiful” was a “compliment.”
Putin also claimed that the United States and other suppliers to Europe have reduced gas flows.
Putin rejected suggestions that he was exploiting the energy crisis to get the North Steam 2 pipeline approved as “politically motivated blah” – while adding that the opening of the pipe “Significantly reduce” gas prices.
One of Russia’s main routes for pumping gas to Europe is currently through Ukraine, costing around $ 1 billion a year in line maintenance costs.
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline would bypass this route and go directly to Germany, depriving Ukraine of money.
The move would also hurt Poland, which sits along another major gas route – a move, observers said, would punish the two countries for their close alliance with Europe.