Is it cool how the Saudi Prince can go to Russia without all the social justice warriors protesting like they would in Finland or Germany?
So one murderous thug who controls the media accepts another. Hardly impressive. Democracy may be more messy than that, but the rule of law is kind of a nice thing to have for us normal citizens. If you think that dictators are "cool" try living under one.
Yes, suppression of free speech by a dictator is a great thing. It would be nice if all the Putin loving conservatives moved to Russia to enjoy a government that knows how to run things.