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Fri Nov 24, 2017, 08:41 AM

Russian TV Editor Says Kremlin Ordered Clinton Takedown

Graham Lanktree

November 24, 2017 3:40 am

A former television news editor for Russian state media outlet Rossiya says that the Kremlin used to call and give instructions about how to cover Hillary Clinton during the 2016 U.S. election.

“Sometimes it was a phone call. Sometimes it was a conversation,” Dimitri Skorobutov told The New Yorker Thursday. “If Donald Trump has a successful press conference, we broadcast it for sure. And if something goes wrong with Clinton, we underline it.”

“Me and my colleagues, we were given a clear instruction: to show Donald Trump in a positive way, and his opponent, Hillary Clinton, in a negative way,” Skorobutov said at a recent speech at a journalism conference in Maastricht in the Netherlands.

Skorobutov, who was an editor on the Vesti daily news program, brought documents to the conference that he said were coverage planning outlines showing how the Kremlin wanted the election reported. In one guide from August 9, 2016, he showed that Moscow wanted to play up a story that right-wing American media had seized on that day about a six-months-old photo of Clinton stumbling while climbing some steps as she campaigned in South Carolina.

Skorobutov became a whistleblower after being fired from his job at the network following a physical altercation with one of his colleagues. He went public with his story in June in an interview with Radio Liberty, a U.S. government-backed broadcaster.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 08:43 AM

1. republicans in bed with evil empire* russians to betray America

Disgusting republican TreasonWeasels & Cronies should be prosecuted & incarcerated.

* per ronald freaking reagan

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 11:10 AM

2. Who is surprised by this?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 11:13 AM

3. The campaign was really Hillary vs. Russia

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 11:57 AM

4. K&R!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 12:10 PM

5. Is Dimitri Skorobutov

suicidal? Doesn't he know what happens to journalists like him?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 12:16 PM

6. K&R...

...and Congress and the Department of Justice is doing NOTHING ABOUT IT.

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Response to spanone (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 25, 2017, 02:40 AM

8. This Congress and DOJ, likeDTJ, "I'm loving it."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 02:20 PM

7. in other breaking news, water is wet.

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