Russia Today Anchor Liz Wahl Resigns Live On-Air Over "Whitewashing" of Putin's Actions in Ukraine
Not sending her to Crimea
TV journalist Liz Wahl resigned live on-air from Russia Today today, saying that she could not "be a part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the actions of Putin," that she was "proud to be an American and believe[s] in disseminating the truth." Wahl began her comments by referencing her colleague Abby Martin, who took time at the end of her show earlier this week to condemn Russian military intervention in Ukraine. Wahl explained that her personal background informed her decision: her grandparents fled from the Soviets during the Hungarian revolution, her father was a U.S. veteran, and her partner is a physician on a U.S. military base, where he sees "the ultimate prices that people pay for this country."
Watch Wahl's live on-air resignation below: