Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Half Filipina News Anchor quits: I can't be part of network 'that whitewashes' Putin's actions

Reported on CNN news Russia state-funded RT has been trending because one of its anchor chair, Liz Wahl resigned on her show while on the air, she posted it on Twitter. She said that she did it because of "ethical and moral challenges" working with Russia Today (RT).

Half Filipina News Anchor quits, RT anchor quits, Liz Wahl

She said that her family escape to the US from  Soviet forces during the 1956 Hungarian revolution. She is a daughter of a U.S. military veteran and being the partner of a physician who works at a U.S. military base.

"And that is why, personally, I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the actions of Putin," Wahl said.

"I'm proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth," she added. "And that is why, after this newscast, I'm resigning."

The network replied: "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."

On her Twitter account, she posted that she is a "Filipina-Hungarian-American. Correspondent at RT America."

Well, I agree with the network since CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are all bias with their reports also and I haven't seen any of their anchors resign on air with that kind of drama.    

1 comment:

  1. No resignation on air? Perhaps, they agree with the bias. Or chose not to air their sentiment. Everyone has a choice.