Russia Today journalist Quits Over Whitewashing Of Putin

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Former (as of last night)Russia Today correspondent in Washington DC, Liz Wahl’s publicly announced (while live on air reportedly) that she “cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the actions of Putin…” (see video clip below) Well she is probably correct on that, it would be quite unreasonable to believe a news organisation funded by the government of Russia would reports in an unbiased and objective way the festering underbelly of Russian politics.

Another US national working for Russia today, Abby Martin, also spoke out on air against the Kermlin action because she felt the intervention in Ukraine was morally wrong.

Ms Martin said: “I can’t stress enough how strongly I am against any state intervention in a sovereign nation’s affairs. Just because I work here doesn’t mean I don’t have editorial independence,” she said, adding: “What Russia did was wrong.””

RT said it respected Ms Martin’s views, and that she would not be reprimanded.

If only we had some journalists and broadcasters or newspapers, rdio and television news organisations in Britain that took the job so seriously people would resign rather than pump out government friendly propganda.

Can you imagine what would happen if some journo said, OK President Obama aka Barry Soeroro, if as you say you are eligible to serve as Presodent how come you will not show your long form birth certificate / reveal school and college records / explain why your social security number really belongs to a dead guy? There would be a witch hunt.

Or what if a BBC news reporter said, “Well OK, this UKIP member told a rather tasteless joke in a private conversation. I don’t really think that makes everybody in the party a racist.

Or what if some columnist for The Guardian or The Indy wrote, “Actually I think same sex marriage is a stupid idea”.

Yeah.

At least RT was correct when it said yesterday that “Contrary to the popular opinion, RT doesn’t beat its journalists into submission, and they are free to express their own opinions, not just in private but on the air.” One wonders if Ms. Wahl’s next stop will be MSNBC, FOX, CNN, or any other US mainstream media organisation where the truly objective and unbiased coverage is as common as rocking horse shit.

And now back to mainstream media’s unbiased and objective coverage of the Ukraine crisis, which after previously deomonising Putin and Russia for being behind the violence in Kiev was forced when presented with incontrovertible evidence to admit that it may well have been Kiev’s current post-coup and US-supported acting governmenta bunch of neo Nazi thugs according to westerners on the ground in Ukraine, that ordered the murder of its own civilians in an apparent attempt to escalate conflict and provoke the Russians into doing something that would force western intervention. Ummmm – haven’t we been here before? For Kiev read Damasus.

RUSSIA TODAY PRESENTER QUITS ON AIR.

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6 Responses to “Russia Today journalist Quits Over Whitewashing Of Putin”

  1. MichaelStMark Says:

    Off to the salt mines with her then, lol

  2. Athelstan Says:

    Ah, yes, the BBC…experts in sanitation and all other things that need to be cleansed or purged.

    • ianrthorpe Says:

      That’s what gets me, I know Putin is a shit, he knows he’s a shit and he tries to be the best shit he can.
      Western media ask us to blieve shit’s like Obama, Cameron, Blair, Hollande and Sarkozy are good guys.
      If the media were honest they would report the shittiness of these people and we could shrug and say “Well they’re shits but at least they’re our shits.”

  3. Athelstan Says:

    Oh, and all respect for that woman’s journalistic integrity and, at the risk of seeming just a little shallow, she’s a bit of a babe, isn’t she?

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