Russian Outlet To Applicants: No Anti-Trump Coverage

The New York Post reports:

The Russians are coming — and this time they’re looking to recruit US journalists who have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus. RT America, a newsgathering unit of Moscow-based media company RT, is looking to beef up its US staffing ahead of the 2020 election, a flurry of recent job postings shows.

Formerly called Russia Today, it’s the same stateside operation that was accused by intelligence agencies of spreading misinformation in the US prior to the 2016 election. One source who responded to an ad was called from a number in Moscow by a person identified as Igor Ogorodnev, the Web editor-in-chief in the US.

Ogorodnev told our source that he was interested in stories that can investigate the “rumor” that COVID-19 deaths are being exaggerated by US media outlets. “No anti-Trump coverage,” Ogorodnev told our source. “We’re not The Washington Post.”