An article in The Nation magazine claims that the American media is misrepresenting Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sochi and Ukraine.

Stephen Cohen, author of the piece and professor at Princeton University, wrote that Putin has not been given enough credit for certain things. He also said the American media overstated the terror threat ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Lastly, he said the situation in Ukraine is not being accurately reported.

Charles Krauthammer reacted on tonight’s O’Reilly Factor. He said the “far left magazine” has been apologizing for Russia since the Soviet days.

He said Putin has no ideology and is not a defender of anything. “He doesn’t represent anything except a thuggish authoritarian state.”

Why would a man on the left defend Russia, Bill O’Reilly asked. Krauthammer theorized that Cohen wrote the piece as a way to expose the West for its hypocrisy.