Dennis J. Kucinich

Trump gets smoother ride than Clinton in Russian media

Bias is often in the eye of the beholder, and President Barack Obama's claim that Russia's news media favor Donald Trump isn't an open-and-shut case. But informal surveys of Russia's main outlets suggest that Trump gets plenty of praise — especially for his "anti-establishment" stance — and that favorable assessments of Hillary Clinton are comparatively rare.

Trump's unorthodox campaign often draws a kind of backhanded praise. Dmitry Kiselyov, whose vehement and provocative views have made him Russian television's most prominent commentator, chose colorful phrasing to describe him in one broadcast: "He's a dangerous person ... He is anti-establishment ......