Russia Today (RT) American Presenter Quits ‘Live’ on Air over Ukraine Crisis

Liz Wahl
The video below was published on 5 Mar 2014. Did Liz spell out her reasons in a convincing manner or was it nothing more than a personal publicity stunt? Watch this clip and decide for yourself. WASHINGTON (AFP)

Liz Wahl, an American anchor for the Moscow-funded Russia Today (RT) television network resigned “live” on air on Wednesday in protest at the deployment of Russia-backed forces in Ukraine.

Ms Liz Wahl said during a broadcast that she could no longer work for the network, which she accused of “whitewashing” moves by Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

“My grandparents came here as refugees during the Hungarian revolution, ironically to escape the Soviet forces,” she said. “Personally, I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the actions of Putin.

“I’m proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth, and that is why, after this newscast, I am resigning.”

Abby Martin
In a related incident Russia Today anchor Abby Martin speaks out against Russian invasion of Crimea and Ukaraine

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One thought on “Russia Today (RT) American Presenter Quits ‘Live’ on Air over Ukraine Crisis

  1. nothing wrong with a principled journalist – and these reporters may very well be such people – but the irony is there has been little such moral principle shown by american reporters and news networks down the years….the american reporting of the illegal invasion of iraq being a good example of this. is also i think important to understand some of the reasons why russian forces may have entered crimea – this is a good article which i think shows why most people in crimea welcomed the russian incursion and why many ethnic russians in the ukraine fear the new ukranian government
    http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20140306/API/303069679

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