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We are amused: Social media reacts to ‘Farage knighting’ stunt at RT

We are amused: Social media reacts to ‘Farage knighting’ stunt at RT
Former UKIP boss Nigel Farage was ‘knighted’ at RT in a mock ceremony by a five-year-old girl, who then blindsided the politician by saying: “My mommy says you hate foreigners.” The online tribe was amused.

The stunt referred to Farage’s quarrel with Douglas Carswell, the party’s only MP, who allegedly tried to block Farage from getting the real deal from the Queen. RT’s News Thing program host Sam Delaney threw in an “appointment” as British ambassador to the US and an “MP seat” for South Thanet – which had eluded Farage, too.

Social media was quick to react.

Twitter had a lot of love for the “mini-majesty” and how she “schooled” Farage with her comment.

Some, however, doubted the girl’s sincerity.

The mainstream media mostly refrained from commenting on Farage’s ‘knighthood,’ though many called the scene ‘bizarre.’ Buzzfeed seems to be genuinely puzzled about how it serves RT’s alleged interest to hurt the West:

“Although RT has been repeatedly accused of being a propaganda front for the Kremlin’s interests in the West, it is unclear how this show fits into that pattern,” the news website wrote.