Thursday, March 6, 2014

Kremlin TV Channel Anchor Resigns Over Crimean Crisis

A US anchor at the Kremlin-funded TV news channel RT has resigned on air, saying the network “whitewashes” the actions of President Vladimir Putin. Liz Wahl began the surprise announcement Wednesday by referring to Russia’s intervention in Crimea and saying that as a reporter on the RT network, she faced “many ethical and moral challenges.” “I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the actions of Putin,” she said. “I believe in disseminating the truth, and that is why, after this newscast, I’m resigning.” RT condemned her public resignation in a statement as “nothing more than a self-promotional stunt.”

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