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Russia wants Fox News to apologize for calling Putin a "killer"

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Russia wants an apology from Fox News after Bill O'Reilly's "unacceptable" comments labeling Russian President Putin as a "killer" in his interview with Trump.

QuoteWe consider such words from the Fox TV company to be unacceptable and insulting, and honestly speaking, we would prefer to get an apology from such a respected TV company—Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on a conference call with reporters.

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse responded to the Kremlin's request on Twitter: "In America, we have a free press. So Putin can only make a request of @OReillyFactor. In Russia, he'd just consider taking him out."