Wednesday, March 5, 2014

RT Reacts to Liz Wahl's Resignation

The following statement has been issued by RT:
During a live broadcast on Wednesday, RT America presenter Liz Wahl announced she was stepping down, citing her disagreements with the network’s editorial policy. RT issued a statement following her resignation.

Ms. Wahl's resignation comes on the heels of her colleague Abby Martin's recent comments in which she voiced her disagreement with certain policies of the Russian government and asserted her editorial independence. The difference is, Ms. Martin spoke in the context of her own talk show, to the viewers who have been tuning in for years to hear her opinions on current events – the opinions that most media did not care about until two days ago. For years, Ms. Martin has been speaking out against US military intervention, only to be ignored by the mainstream news outlets – but with that one comment, branded as an act of defiance, she became an overnight sensation. It is a tempting example to follow.

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.


  1. Meh. She's probably just a CIA asset.

    1. That's EXACTLY what I thought when I read the initial reports.

      The fact she said “It actually makes me feel sick that I worked there,” after being there for years is mighty suspect. Not that it couldn't happen that all of a sudden one day she regretted being there, but the way which she left is ridiculous. RT is right, it lacks professionalism.

  2. I'm sure she can find a job with American propaganda channels now.
    And i'll bet she'll be really "independent" there regardless of those networks' policies.

    RT is correct. To quit while on the air is just an attention grabbing stunt. It is basically a stunt where she wanted to come out on the West's side in this new cold war. "Hey look at me. We're all against Russia so now i'm publicly going to quit this Russian network because of Russia's policies. Aren't i a true patriot?"

  3. Here is the problem. The new government hired the snipers that killed its own supporters. That is a classic false flag. We are on the wrong side of right again. From the Lavon Affair to today, we are the false flag empire of the world. And that is bad.