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    Rejecting Putin: RT reporter resigns on air



    Russia Today anchor and correspondent Liz Wahl announced her resignation live on air Wednesday, saying she couldn't "be part of a network that whitewashes the actions" of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Wahl began her remarks by referencing comments another personality on the government-funded TV network made criticizing Russia's invasion of the Ukranian region of Crimea.

    "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.


    Wahl noted 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."


    "He sees every day the firsthand accounts of the ultimate prices people pay for this country," Wahl said of her partner. "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."


    Wahl's dramatic on-air remarks weren't the only sign of dissension at RT Wednesday. Andrew Blake, who has been a web producer for RT and has appeared on the network with Wahl, tweeted in support of her actions.


    "RT anchor @LizWahl just quit over the air live on TV. #props," Blake wrote.
    Both Wahl and Blake did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Business Insider.

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    Same story on Raw Story with update

    RT anchor Liz Wahl quits on air over ‘whitewashing’ of Putin’s actions against Crimea

    RT anchor Liz Wahl quits on air over ‘whitewashing’ of Putin’s actions against Crimea | The Raw Story

    RT America anchor and correspondent Liz Wahl resigned on the air on Wednesday, criticizing the network for its coverage of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s apparent incursion into the Crimean peninsula, Buzzfeed correspondent Rosie Gray reported.

    “I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government which whitewashes the actions of Putin,” Wahl said, explaining that her grandparents emigrated from Hungary to the U.S. to escape oppression at the hands of the Soviet Union. “I’m proud to be an American, and believe in disseminating the truth. And that is why, after this newscast, I’m resigning.”

    The network did not follow up on Wahl’s announcement immediately, instead airing a pre-recorded episode of “CrossTalk.”

    On Tuesday, Wahl expressed her support online for former colleague Abby Martin’s own critical remarks of Russia’s actions.

    UPDATE, 6:58 p.m. EST: Wahl explained to The Daily Beast Wednesday evening that the network has consistently sold a narrative undermining American interests in order to appeal to a “hipster generation” of viewers who think “it’s cool to question authority.”

    It actually makes me feel sick that I worked there,” Wahl was quoted as saying. “It’s not a sound news organization, not when your agenda is making America look bad.”

    Wahl also said that the network will shut down stories that stray from the network’s message, including one interview she conducted with a native of Mali who welcomed the deployment of French troops into the country in order to prevent an al-Qaeda offensive. She was later allegedly told the interview was “weak.”

    “People don’t want to speak up so they won’t be that person who speaks out, who’s ruffling feathers, that’s something that I thought of — ‘just shut your mouth,’” Wahl told the Beast. “That’s a lot of how it goes. The status quo remains that way because nobody wants to speak up for fear of the inconvenience or what it will cause you in your future.”

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    Pity a lot more reporters, news readers not do the same around the globe.

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    Sarah Palin was right,she warned Obama that Russia would invade that Crime rea din country.

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    Fair play to her, wonder if she'll get a nice vacation in a gulag?

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    She's an American. Nuff said.

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    she is American and naive, maybe she could work for Faux News instead

    Putin is doing the right thing in Crimea, maybe if she had a sense of territorial history and not so ignorant against Russia, she would have got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    she is American and naive, maybe she could work for Faux News instead

    Putin is doing the right thing in Crimea, maybe if she had a sense of territorial history and not so ignorant against Russia, she would have got it.
    Perhaps if you had a brain cell, you wouldn't spout so much shite.

    "In 1954, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev transferred Crimea from Russia to Ukraine."

    It's sovereign Ukrainian territory, you muppet.

    Putin is such a hypocritical cockhead.

    During a meeting he had with the Serbian patriarch in the Kremlin last week, the Russian president said that Russia will not recognize the self-proclaimed republic of Kosovo created through a violation of UNSC Resolution 1244 and all norms of international law, Večernje Novosti, a Belgrade-based daily, reported.

    Moscow will continue to consistently support Serbia in the righteous fight to preserve its territory, population and churches in Kosovo and Metohija, the Russian president said.


    http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics...9&nav_id=87098

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    ^ look at the conditions of that agreement before making a fool of yourself again Harry. This is not some MS or Samsung Press Release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    ^ look at the conditions of that agreement before making a fool of yourself again Harry. This is not some MS or Samsung Press Release.
    What conditions? Go on post them instead of making them up.

    Pravda mate, no conditions here:
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    "Decree of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet transferring Crimea Province from the Russian Republic to the Ukraine Republic, taking into account the integral character of the economy, the territorial proximity and the close economic ties between Crimea Province and the Ukraine Republic, and approving the joint presentation of the Presidium of the Russian Republic Supreme Soviet and the Presidium of the Ukraine Republic Supreme Soviet on the transfer of Crimea Province from the Russian Republic to the Ukraine Republic."
    "Khrushchev informed his comrades of the decision to deliver Crimea to Ukraine incidentally, on the way to lunch. 'Yes, comrades, there is an opinion to deliver Crimea to Ukraine,' he said casually. No one dared to express any protests, because a word of the first face of the Communist Party was law.
    "The agenda of the session of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, which took place January 25, 1954, contained a question about the delivery of the Crimean region to the structure of the Ukrainian SSR [Soviet Socialist Republic]. The discussion of the question took only 15 minutes. The participants of the meeting approved the decree, and the region was given away to Ukraine for free."
    Come on, show me "The conditions".

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Come on, show me "The conditions".
    go read an history book then, and see those conditions

    Crimea is Russia, you clueless British retard

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    when the reader of the news makes herself the main story then one has to question her motives for this.

    whats wrong with a simple letter to the news editor.


    “It actually makes me feel sick that I worked there,”
    then donate your salary to injured ukranians you attention seeking self publicising phony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    when the reader of the news makes herself the main story then one has to question her motives for this.

    whats wrong with a simple letter to the news editor.


    “It actually makes me feel sick that I worked there,”
    then donate your salary to injured ukranians you attention seeking self publicising phony.
    indeed, probably a CIA plant !!!

    silly bitch, should be deported to Syberia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Putin is doing the right thing in Crimea, maybe if she had a sense of territorial history and not so ignorant against Russia, she would have got it.
    Got to agree. Seeing the idiots in Europe and the Rest O' th'West going all out to support a bunch of Nazis is sickening. Just when you think Westerners can't get any stupider suddenly they mange to surpass all the old definitions of stupidity and create a whole new way of being thick. Wankers.
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    Nikita Khrushchev son was interviewed on BBC news,and he said that his Father placed the Crimea into the Ukraine area because a canal was being built and it would be easier to administer under one authority.
    His Father did not envisage that this simple decision would become a huge problem that they are have today.
    (I don't know anything about this canal,it was news to Me.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    Seeing the idiots in Europe and the Rest O' th'West going all out to support a bunch of Nazis is sickening.
    oh yeah, that too.

    Let's put it this way, it's a coup, a people coup, but still an illegal coup

    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    Just when you think Westerners can't get any stupider suddenly they mange to surpass all the old definitions of stupidity and create a whole new way of being thick. Wankers.
    the Americans in particular, Kerry is abominably stupid with his obsession on being on CNN saving the world every chance he gets. France is falling into that trap too, but eventually France and the rest of EU will come to the rescue of Putin and give him back his legitimate Ukraine president.

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    With 80% of it's population Russian, if Russia wants the Crimean Peninsula back it has got it- little we can do. Considering also that a lot of it's Navy is based there, there is every reason it might grab it back if Ukraine goes it's own way. That leaves the rest of the Ukraine, which is an economic mess- why exactly we should want it in 'our' sphere of influence beats me. We can't afford it. It still seems the fashion in Nato to consider Russia the 'enemy'- even though it is the dominant supplier of energy to the EU- so lets be good enemies, and leave the problem with them.
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    The rock of Gibraltar at the tip of Spain is Britain's Crimea.
    The U.K has lots of strategic bits of land in very far flung places that she won't give up.
    Falklands,St Helena ....
    U.S.A has Guatanamo Bay.
    Crimea is next to Russia.
    The Brits and Yank governments are two faced hypocrites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Come on, show me "The conditions".
    go read an history book then, and see those conditions

    Crimea is Russia, you clueless British retard
    Butters, since you are the one that spouted the BS, the onus is on you to prove it or stop talking shit.

    Come on, show us these "conditions" or STFU.

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    As always it's all about oil and gas when the US gets involved, shale gas this time as Crimea has loads of it and US firms have invested heavily in the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    As always it's all about oil and gas when the US gets involved, shale gas this time as Crimea has loads of it and US firms have invested heavily in the area.
    An if Ukraine becomes energy self-sufficient, Gazprom loses a big customer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi
    The rock of Gibraltar at the tip of Spain is Britain's Crimea.
    The U.K has lots of strategic bits of land in very far flung places that she won't give up.
    Falklands,St Helena ....
    U.S.A has Guatanamo Bay.
    Crimea is next to Russia.
    The Brits and Yank governments are two faced hypocrites.
    yes, i think putin will win this storm in a tea-cup.
    legal system has to be seen to work.
    lesson,, never trust a politician.
    i hope no blood gets wasted.

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    think those two ladies Abby Martin and Liz Wahl
    have been silly attention seekers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Butters, since you are the one that spouted the BS, the onus is on you to prove it or stop talking shit.

    Come on, show us these "conditions" or STFU.
    I am not your google assistant,

    it's like you asking me to prove that your shitty Apple laptop is the best thing out there, and you want me to prove otherwise. FFS, read the fucking reviews yourself.

    So go read fucking history, you fucking illiterate British idiot

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