06 Mar 2014

Russia Today Anchor Resigns On the Air

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Washington-based anchor says she can no longer be part of network funded by Russian government

An anchor for the American branch of state-run news network Russia Today quit on air Wednesday over disagreements with how the network characterized Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions.

“Personally I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the actions of Putin,” anchor Liz Wahl said live from the network’s Washington, D.C. studio.

The Wrap reports that Liz Wahl chose to side with her Hungarian refugee grandarents.

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