RT Anchor Quits: I Can’t Be On ‘Network That Whitewashes the Actions of Putin’
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An RT-America anchor decided she’d had enough yesterday – and quit on air.
Liz Wahl, who worked at the American cable network funded by Russia’s government, didn’t mince words when making her announcement. “As a reporter on this network I face many ethical and moral challenges especially me personally coming from a family whose grandparents came here as refugees during the Hungarian revolution, ironically to escape the Soviet forces,” she said.
“I’m very lucky to have grown up here in the United States,” Wahl continued. “I’m the daughter of a veteran. My partner is a physician at a military base where he sees every day the first-hand accounts of the ultimate prices that people pay for this country. And that is why personally I cannot be part of a network 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’m resigning.”
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1. Show U.S. commitment to NATO.
2. Enact sanctions on Russia.
3. Enforce the Magnitsky Act.
4. Work with European partners.
5. Improve and deepen relations with Eastern Europe beyond defense.
6. Withdraw immediately from New START.
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