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RT Anchor Quits On The Air, Says She Can’t ‘Whitewash’ Putin For State Media


News anchor Liz Wahl just quit her job at the Russia Today (RT). The state-owned television network has often been accused of covering up anything that might cast the Russian government in an unfavorable light.

Wednesday, Wahl explained that as the granddaughter of Hungarian refugees who fled the Soviet Union, she could no longer “be a part of a network that whitewashes the actions of Putin.”

“I am very lucky to have grown up here in the United States,” Wahl said. “I am the daughter of a veteran,my partner is a physician at a military base, where he sees everyday the firsthand accounts of the ultimate prices that people pay for this country.”

More than her comments about America, however, Wahl said that her biggest complaint with the network is their active white-washing of president Vladimir Putin’s actions.

“That is why personally I cannot be part of a network that is funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the actions of Putin. I am proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth. And that is why after this newscast I am resigning,” Wahl concluded.

Watch the video of Wahl quitting on the air below.

(M.B. David; image via Russia Today)

1 Comment on "RT Anchor Quits On The Air, Says She Can’t ‘Whitewash’ Putin For State Media"

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  1. Lucifer says:

    WOW!!! Kudos to her. That took guts and a heart. That woman deserves a medal.

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