'Russia Today' anchor with Pinoy roots resigns


Posted at Mar 06 2014 07:32 PM | Updated as of Mar 07 2014 03:34 AM

MANILA - A female anchor of the state-funded 'Russia Today' quit her job at the network.

On Twitter, Liz Wahl, who described herself as Filipina-Hungarian-American, expressed her gratitude to those who supported her decision.

Wahl resigned at the end of a show after criticizing Russia's actions in Ukraine.

"R.T. is not about the truth. It's about promoting a Putinist agenda, and I can tell you firsthand, it's also about bashing America, and I kind of cited some of my background, where I came from and why I am proud to be an American. In recent days, I have been suffering from a lot of cognitive dissonance and felt that I could no longer work here and go on television and tell the American people that this is what's happening and have it pose as news," said Wahl.

Wahl's resignation comes after another anchor, Abby Martin, openly opposed Russia's occupation of Crimea.

In an interview with CNN, Martin said management gave her complete editorial freedom to do whatever she wants on her show "Breaking the Set".

'Russia Today' said Wahl should have brought her concerns with the editor. The network also called Wahl's on-air resignation as nothing more than a promotional stunt. - from ANC