Global coverage of race: From muted to mocking
Posted: October 24, 2012 at 5:12 a.m.
For weeks, coverage of the U.S. presidential race in Russia’s state-controlled media has been obscured by a layer of derision, cast by top commentators as a mudslinging brawl or a “beauty contest” in which indistinguishable candidates vie for the loyalty of voting blocs, “some who love ample, fatty brunettes — and some preferring skinny anorexics.”
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Front Section, Pages 8 on 10/24/2012