November 9th, 2016

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With hackers who leak emails, epithet-tossing trolls who flood comment sections and top diplomats who speak in locker-room talk, Russia has already played a prominent part in setting the seamy tone of these U.S. presidential elections. But in the final moments before the votes were counted, Kremlin-run commentators intent on showing Russians that elections in the venerable U.S. democracy were anything but democracy, kicked into full gear. Here's what we can conclude from Moscow's media machine onslaught about the U.S. election.

It's all one big sex scandal: As the vote approached, viewers on the state-run, 24-hour news channel were being treated to a segment headlined “Too many p‑‑‑ies.” As a raunchy slide guitar plays, pictures of Donald Trump flash across the screen accompanied by his various lewd comments, followed by nude pictures of his wife, Melania, followed by pictures of Monica Lewinsky, Bill Clinton and allegations of other sexual misconduct against him. It ends, predictably, with Trump's voice repeating his extremely lewd comments about women. The guitar fades...
Russian TV is showing nude Melania Trump and election rigging ahead of U.S. election

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