Schadenfreude is a feeling of enjoyment that comes from seeing or hearing about the troubles of other people (from merriam-webster.com). This word is originally from German and literally means “harm-joy”. So it is the feeling of joy or pleasure when one sees another fail or suffer misfortune. Of many values (which is as claimed by them that is non-existent in other parts of the world), this one is a prominent value in the journalistic world of so called WMSM (read as you like!). I think it is good not to have such a value though!
Ever since Putin became President of Russia in 2012, there was no news about Russia, its people, its ruling class which is good. Everything is bad about Russia, in Russia, of Russia. There are two hundred countries in the world. If you read news papers of the certain parts of the world you will only find bad things of this great country. Ever wondered why? One may consider Russia is there enemy since the start of the civilization, and so on. Or may be there are some issue of suffering from mental order related to complexity. So it could be considered logical to fight your enemy in every way, least is demeaning it. But even more, if you go to other parts of the world, where, apparently there is no logical reason for Russia bashing, anti-Russian news clips are all over. Why?
Looks like these are all orchestrated and played in sync everywhere in the world simultaneously. So, first is to bring the bad news. Second, is to enjoy the bad news and gloat about their suffering as perceived by the MSM. If you remember the early years of the 90s, after the fall of the Soviet Union, you must have seen many of these in those days’ news papers.
All of these will start at the bastion of ‘free media’ (we now know how free are they and how they are intoxicating the whole world) with one bit on the drum. Others (in distant places) will listen to the drum and start beating their one. Gradually it will be listened (or read!) by all (around the world) and suddenly there will be a deafening drum beating of this anti-Russian propaganda. Freedom of the media, freedom of expression will be at its epoch at that moment. You will beam in satisfaction and schadenfreude along with your coveted ‘freedom’, and ‘democracy’! While people will suffer in another part of the world. This is what the wmsm has become on Russia now a days.