“Last night RT made headlines when one of our anchors went on the record and said Russian intervention in Crimea is wrong and indeed, as a reporter on this network, I face many ethical and moral challenges,” Wahl said.
Her grandparents were Hungarian refugees who fled Soviet oppression, and that she could no longer work for the station. She also cited her “partner” who works as a “physician at a military base.”
“That is why, personally, I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the actions of Putin. I’m proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth and that is why, after this newscast, I’m resigning.”
Update: Liz Wahl was referring to Abby Martin, who said two days earlier the Russian action in Crimea was 'wrong' during her own broadcast:
"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… I will not sit here and apologize or defend military aggression… Furthermore, the coverage I’ve seen of Ukraine has been truly disappointing from all sides of the media spectrum, and ripe with disinformation."
The public is often left to wonder what is truth, and what is propaganda, in regards to any news, as well as wars/revolutions. Cheers to Martin and Wahl for standing up to media corruption in honor of integrity.