Russian News Group Walks Tightrope in Covering U.S. Election

July 30, 2016 7:38 PM

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Russian News Group Walks Tightrope in Covering U.S. Election

PHILADELPHIA — The American news media is wildly overplaying Russia’s role in a major email leak. The Democratic National Convention was troubled by chaos and dissent. Donald J. Trump’s request for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia to hack Democratic emails was a joke that American pundits simply did not get.

Such is the worldview presented by RT, the state-run, Moscow-based international news organization that, this week, found itself in a strange position: covering an American presidential election where Russia is suddenly playing a major role.

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