[VIDEO] Russia Today Anchor Liz Wahl Quits Live on Air Over Putin’s Military Aggression in CrimeaPosted: March 6, 2014
A “Russia Today” anchor broke through the Iron Curtain.
This has been making the rounds..in case you haven’t seen it yet, here it is with video. Don’t you wish anchors and reporters from ABC News, CBS News, PBS, NBC News, or CNN would quit, live on the air? Take a stand in protest to the stream of lies and deceptions pouring out of the White House? Don’t hold your breath.
Liz Wahl, who was a Washington, D.C. correspondent for the state-owned television station, quit live on-air Wednesday because she does not agree with the network’s backing of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military intervention in Ukraine’s Crimea region.
“I’m proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth, and that is why, after this newscast, I’m resigning.”
Just spoke to grandparents who came to US as refugees escaping Soviets during Hungarian revolution. Amazing to hear amid new Cold War fears
— Liz Wahl (@lizwahl) March 5, 2014
The self-described “Filipina-Hungarian-American” said she faces several “ethical and moral challenges” as a reporter for the network. Wahl described herself as the daughter of a veteran who grew up in the United States. Her partner, she said, is a military-base physician “where he sees every day first hand accounts of the ultimate prices people pay for this country.”
“And that is why personally, I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the actions of Putin,” she said as she went off-script on live TV. “I’m proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth, and that is why, after this newscast, I’m resigning.”
Wahl tweeted about “my girl” Abby Martin for going “spectacularly off-message in Ukraine broadcast.”
During her minute-long statement, Wahl also mentioned the “international headlines” that Abby Martin, a host of the show, made Tuesday night when she said “Russian intervention in the Crimea is wrong.” Read the rest >>>