– Russia Today Anchor Quits Live On Air Over “Whitewashed” Coverage Of Putin (ZeroHedge, March 5, 2014):
Presented with little comment, suffice to add former Washington DC RT correspondent Liz Wahl’s comments that “personally she cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the action of Putin…” At least RT was correct when it said yesterday that “Contrary to the popular opinion, RT doesn’t beat its journalists into submission, and they are free to express their own opinions, not just in private but on the air.” One wonders if Ms. Wahl’s next stop will be MSNBC, FOX or CNN, where the truly unbiased coverage can be found.
Today’s drama takes to a entirely new level the statement voiced by another RT presenter who also denounced as “wrong” Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine.
“I can’t stress enough how strongly I am against any state intervention in a sovereign nation’s affairs,” Abby Martin declared in her news programme.
RT said it respected Ms Martin’s views, and that she would not be reprimanded.