Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Resignation of Russia Today's (America) Liz Wahl.

“And that is why personally I cannot be part of a station funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the action of Putin,” she said, reading from a statement.

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

"It actually makes me feel sick that I worked there,"

- Liz Wahl.

Russia Today (America) actually aired the clip, with this comment:

When a journalist disagrees with the editorial position of his or her organization, the usual course of action is to address those grievances with the editor, and, if they cannot be resolved, to quit like a professional. But when someone makes a big public show of a personal decision, it is nothing more than a self-promotional stunt.

We wish Liz the best of luck on her chosen path.  (Russia Today)

Regardless of the fact that she "planned to move on", Liz Wahl's on-air statement is worth some serious attention.

Russia Today news anchor Liz Wahl resigns live on air over Ukraine crisis.

Russia Today TV anchor Liz Wahl quits live on air, says she cannot work for a station that ‘whitewashes Vladimir Putin’ .

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