‘Russia Today’ Anchor Resigns Live On Air Over Pro-Putin Propaganda
Russia Today anchor Liz Wahl did something rather courageous in calling out the propaganda pushed by the state-owned media outlet she worked for, and quit live on air.
“I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government which whitewashes the actions of Putin.”
This comes after the controversy over a fellow anchor who criticized the actions of the Russian government on the same network:
Martin said, “Just because I work here for RT doesn’t mean I don’t have editorial independence, and I can’t stress enough how strongly I am against any military intervention in sovereign nations’ affairs. What Russia did is wrong.”
…Martin continued, saying she will not “sit here and apologize or defend military aggression.” Martin then criticized the news media in general, expressing disappointment with the Ukraine news coverage “from all sides of the media spectrum,” and said it was “ripe with disinformation.”
Russia Today responded by shipping her into the Crimean, ostensibly to let her learn firsthand the facts on the ground, but most saw it as a punishment. Martin declined the offer.