CBS, NBC Yawn at Russian Guard's Attack on U.S. Diplomat; ABC Covers

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<p>ABC&#39;s <em>World News Tonight</em> stood out as the only Big Three evening newscast on 7 July 2016 to cover the revelation that a Russian police officer physically attacked an American diplomat as he entered the U.S. embassy in Moscow. Martha Raddatz spotlighted the &quot;really astonishing&quot; confrontation where &quot;the diplomat was assaulted the second he went up the steps; and then, had to fight and struggle to get himself inside to safety.&quot; She also pointed out the context of the recent &quot;ear-shattering close encounters between Russian jets and U.S. warships.&quot;</p>

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