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Russia Today Anchor Quits Live On Air Over "Whitewashed" Coverage Of Putin

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Presented with little comment, suffice to add former Washington DC RT correspondent Liz Wahl's comments that "personally she cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the action of Putin..."  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 or CNN, where the truly unbiased coverage can be found.

Today's drama takes to a entirely new level the statement voiced by another RT presenter who also denounced as "wrong" Russia's military intervention in Ukraine.

"I can't stress enough how strongly I am against any state intervention in a sovereign nation's affairs," Abby Martin declared in her news programme.

 

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

 

Ms Martin made her remarks at the end of her Breaking the Set show, broadcast from a studio in Washington.

 

"Just because I work here doesn't mean I don't have editorial independence," she said, adding: "What Russia did was wrong."

 

The outspoken presenter admitted that she did not possess in-depth knowledge of Ukraine's history or "cultural dynamics", but insisted that military intervention was not the answer.

 

"I will not sit here and apologise for, or defend, military aggression," she said.

RT responded as follows:

In response to the journalist's on-air statement, the Russian TV channel said: "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."

 

The broadcaster added that it would send Ms Martin to Crimea to "give her an opportunity to make up her own mind from the epicentre of the story".

So far Ms. Martin has not taken up RT's offer to provide unbiased reporting from the "epicenter" of the story.

And now back to the US mainstream media's expansive coverage of the story of the day that it may well have been Kiev's current post-coup and US-supported acting government ordering the murder of its own civilians in an apparent provocation to escalate the regime change. Wait what?

 

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Wed, 03/05/2014 - 19:41 | 4514147 NotApplicable
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She sounds young.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 19:50 | 4514185 SilverDoctors
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Takes guts to quit on-air. 
BTFWWIII seems to be heating up, the largest US wholesale gun & ammo distributor just informed us privately that Russia has halted exports of all Russian ammunition to the US!
Said they received confirmation this morning, and have sold out of several hundred thousand rounds of Soviet 7.62 TulAmmo in the past 10 hours!

http://www.silverdoctors.com/breaking-ammo-rush-begins-again-as-russia-h...

While Obama and Kerry threaten economic sanctions, Putin is already 3 steps ahead of the game! 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 19:50 | 4514211 StacksOnStacks
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But yet she agrees with what the U.S. does?  Sounds like a typical sheep.  

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 19:52 | 4514227 FinalCollapse
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I'm proud of her.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 19:53 | 4514242 Skateboarder
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For an exemplary display of cognitive dissonance?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:08 | 4514313 Supernova Born
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NSA blackmail, bitchez.

Party line or you will pay.

At least she won't get an IRS audit notice in a month or two (coincidentally, or course).

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:08 | 4514336 ihedgemyhedges
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I'd buy her a few shots of vodka for damned sure........

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:15 | 4514385 kaiserhoff
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She speaks quite eloquently about the poverty and oppression in Russia.  That along with endemic corruption are messages many people here don't seem to notice.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:19 | 4514397 philipat
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The irony is, of course, that it is only RT which comes close to "The truth". All the US networks and so-called "Cable News" channels are politicized propoganda.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:30 | 4514428 Troll Magnet
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WTF is Ukraine?
WTF is going on in Russia?
I'm too busy being bombarded with every detail from the Oscar Pistorious case.

P.S. This bitch is dumb as fuck.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:42 | 4514494 jbvtme
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shapeshifter

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:21 | 4514689 Anusocracy
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Potemkin village of news correspondents.

Pretty face, nothing behind it.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:34 | 4514757 chumbawamba
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That was fucking gay.

I am Chumbawamba.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:42 | 4514799 Troll Magnet
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She's now on a media tour doing the whole "I couldn't stand the propaganda" bullshit. On CNN no less. What a dumb bitch. She's just dying to work for the biggest propaganda networks.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:08 | 4514923 Boris Alatovkrap
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Sometime honesty is own reward, but sometime, honest person is score big media contract!

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:24 | 4514990 Troll Magnet
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Sometimes actual talent is need to stay relevance. Troll Magnet is think this dumb bitch is lacks talent and brain to stay on air. Maybe she is can get a job at McDonalds as I am hear Obama is give raise!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:07 | 4515378 strannick
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No one cares what you think honey, cause you probably dont. RT coveragevwent against her Time Magazine political instincts. Pretty sure that blinky eyed bimbo gets all her opinions from someone else.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:45 | 4515492 Evil Peanut
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re-posting this from elsewhere "So many ignorant people posting in here its ridiculous. Let me break it down in simple terms for you. Some G20 countries got together and orchestrated this entire thing. All you need to do is google it. The neo nazis are running the show now in the Ukraine. Google it. John McCain supports the new government. John Kerry supports the new government. Others like Canada's Harper support this new government and many of their ministers as well. This is a global conspiracy. GOOGLE IT. We have hard evidence from non partisan sources that this was all orchestrated there is even hacked emails, money exchanges, recorded audio and videos. GOOGLE IT. There is no excuse for staying ignorant."

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 01:29 | 4515579 disabledvet
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if true "then Putin fell for it."

(btw President Putin and the Russian Parliament have not made this claim. They have called Kiev Rus "their's" and passed legislation to "annex" it.)

and again...we haven't had large scale conventional war on the European Continent..let alone this particular part of the Continent...for almost 70 years...and for good reason.

you phuckers who knock NATO better take a cold hard look at the alternative. What President Putin is doing might "sound" right in his view (he had all his chess pieces in place before these moves)...but the incongruity that this is coming just after the Olympics...and that no one is really bringing up this fact...says to me pretty much all of you here have a truly stupendous ignorance of what war really means.

"everybody's got a plan until his buddy gets his head blown off." then he REALLY has a plan. My personal view is that what Russia is doing is suicidal...yet equally as terrifying is a ratcheting UP effect vis a vis US Diplomacy.

This is happening VERY quickly too as "one fail safe after another falls"...like they never even existed.

All you need to do is say the word.
"Crimea."
Isn't that deterrence enough?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:28 | 4515009 garypaul
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I only come here to read your comments Boris :) 

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 01:31 | 4515572 Independent
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Let me give you another reason

http://media.celebrity-pictures.ca/Celebrities/Pamela-David/Pamela-David...

apparently she is a Argentinian daytime news host,  always thought the Argentinian women were more sexy than Hungarian, have you heard those hungarian girls talk, not sexy at all.

I can see why that Casey guy went to Argentina, I mean who cares if the place is melting down financially, it just means these babes are easier to get.  All women like a guy with cash even if your skin around the eyes has more folds than your wallet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f1pBHEbzu0

better yet this Russian lady doing a self tour of Crimea in my opinion is much hotter and she doesn't even have a ton of makeup

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 08:21 | 4515986 jeff montanye
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read this link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/propaganda-rules-the-news/5372022

apparently the u.s. propaganda is so strong even glenn greenwald and pat buchanan both thought the russians had put new troops into ukraine.  apparently not.  the 16,000 date from the 1990's.

and the agreement signed between the two countries authorizes up to 25,000 russian troops in ukraine so they can send in 9,000 more and still be in compliance with a signed agreement between sovereign nations! (couldn't help the exclamation point),

don't remember any signed agreements with afghanistan, iraq, somalia, yemen, libya, pakistan, syria, iran, lebanon .... and they are a hemisphere away from any u.s. territory, not on the border of our country and being prepared for missile sites with the missiles directed at us!

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:14 | 4514935 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Chumbawamba.

 

Dude, great to see you posting again. Missed you brother. BTW there is a bunch a weird people around here now so watch your taint.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:41 | 4515480 Soul Glow
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This isn't gay.

Shake it like a Salt Shaker:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJEzl31zL-I

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:54 | 4515106 Ralph Spoilsport
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Evening Chumbles.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 04:23 | 4515774 ebear
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"Pretty face, nothing behind it."

Or as they say in Mongolia:

All hat, no yaks.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:07 | 4514914 Boris Alatovkrap
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If Boris is have a daughter, she is just like news anchor girl.

Actually Boris is have daughter, is not look or act even small bit like news anchor girl, but you are know what is mean.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:17 | 4514965 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Boris, love your posts and your sense of humor so do not get pissed off but if your daughter had a face like this girl I would do her.

 

Sorry buddy but my penis is a dick.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:49 | 4515092 Son of Captain Nemo
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Even if she's a cunt that sells out her own Country for war because the money she's getting is too good?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:10 | 4515174 Boris Alatovkrap
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May Boris suggest you are to keep closely eye on dick, he is someday to get you in heaping piles of trouble.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:18 | 4515213 Independent
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I wonder if these two hoes from RT that quit recently, if they are going to lock up their new Ukrainian house servants and beat them up and not pay them a dime from the money thay make from their new Zion Network TV million dollar contracts.  I hear the goons in Kiev are selling all of farmland in Ukraine to Nuland Zion Farms kibbutz international for ten million dollars, she figures the Alaska purchase is a precedent.  However out of that ten million dollar 9 million with go to Cuntess Ashton for brokering the deal.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 11:42 | 4516742 Arthur Schopenhauer
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Hey buddyee... You think joke funny?  How funny soon you will see when your daddy come find you here.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:49 | 4514528 zerozulu
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Good attempt by RT to set an example for US news caster. But I doubt any one got that much courage in US.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:55 | 4514847 angel_of_joy
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It's not RT's fault.

It's their Washington office, and they have to work with whatever the local job market can offer...

I still remember Laureen Lyster, and her excellent economic show on RT.  She gave up her chance of reporting freely at RT, and went to work for Yahoo Finances of all places (probably for a better pay), where she is now an absolute nobody.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 02:09 | 4515619 Captain Benny
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Lyster was a hero in my book!   True patriot by seeing through the BS.   I'd assume she relocated to Cali, hope she got a CCW... She painted a truth target on her back years ago.   She's got serious balls.  Bravo!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 08:02 | 4515953 Hopeful Skeptic
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I find it amusing the number of commenters here who - appropriately - view the U.S. media with skepticism, yet regard outlets like RT with utter and unquestioning credulity.

 

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 08:12 | 4515968 merizobeach
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And how do we know when ZH is telling us the truth?  When they are calling out the lies of others.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:35 | 4514761 angel_of_joy
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This bitch is dumb as fuck.

This bitch is too dumb to fuck.

Here, fixed for ya...

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:31 | 4514445 DeadFred
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I never expect them to tell me the whole 'truth' but I love them for letting me seeing events from another angle

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:37 | 4514466 johngaltfla
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The fun thing is that her quitting exposes just how much of a fraud the MSM in our country is. Hell 99.9% of us knew RT was propagandist bullshit. Now if only ABCNBCCBSCNNFNCBBGMSNBCFBN would have the balls to admit the same. (FWIW, I didn't mention newspapers because who gives a fuck about them?)

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:07 | 4514621 Harbanger
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"Hell 99.9% of us knew RT was propagandist bullshit."

I'm not so sure about that.  US liberals are scratching their heads right now.  Most thought that Hitlery Clinton loved RT and Al Jazeera.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:32 | 4515025 The Gooch
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Shim loved them before shim loathed them.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=72e_1299494114

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 03:10 | 4515680 Independent
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Great post Gooch, yeah I guess the Zionazi establishment will have to take over quite a few countries before they can squash the truth.  Sure every foreign network has a slant but a discerning world citizen can now compare and contrast.  By the way that Blond Russian presenter is darn sexy in the second video down. The reason Al Jazeera and RT are gaining viewers like crazy is because everyone has seen how big US media owned by the select few pro Israel families dictate behind the scenes and follow publicly the US government line.  There is no more real investigative reporting on a national scale, not even on a state wide scale.  Its only small local news stuff on small local issues.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 08:35 | 4516030 jeff montanye
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maybe not on "national news stations" (msm).  this is not bad even though the funder, pierre omidyar, has his political biases; the writers there seem independent:

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/dispatches/

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 01:04 | 4515532 Soul Glow
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Politics is currently a shitshow, yet somehow currently has lasted centuries.  How people have not figured that the people they elect only have monied interests in mind is beyond me.  I guess people have a hard time putting the shoe on the other foot when it comes to understanding that the monied elite are not like you and me.  

They don't have rules - all cops can be payed off, judges, hitmen, it doesn't matter.  Anyone can be payed off.  As long as they believe that the payment has value.

As long as they believe....

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 04:12 | 4515759 Ghordius
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I'm also not so sure about that. imho RT and Al-Jazeera are similar in that they are quite factual... as long as they are not reporting on their home turf

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:47 | 4514824 Charles Nelson ...
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A couple of observations as I work in the same building as RT America in DC and see their employees on the elevators and in the lobby all day.

1) wahl & Martin are big time liberals. RT hires attractive women and as she says tries to mold the news to their slant

2) most RT employees are liberals who aspire to be in the media anyway they can.

3) their bosses don't give a fuck about their ideaology

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 01:01 | 4515527 Arius
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all media are liberals man ... it is actually a requirement to get the job ... get a grip.

 

i find interesting your elevator observation that their bosses dont give a fuck about their ideology .... hmmm .... i doubt that.  look i will take your observation if they work on a mill somewhere in minessota, but in DC ? in a media job?  i would guess your views matter to your boss ... but go ahead and say it... grow some guts ... their bosses are liberals too!  i am sure you gather that much from their conversation right?

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 04:14 | 4515697 zhandax
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Look her up on Startpage.  She came from CNN.  RT wasn't liberal enough for her.  No one with a 'journalism' education wants to report news.  They want to blather endlessly about libtard horseshit.  From the few people I knew in the college of journalism in the 70's, I think they had to recite the communist manifesto to get accepted.  One of them was editor of the university newspaper.  There were several nights we got into a heated political discussion and I woke the next day to an editorial of why I was full of shit.  No quotes, no citations of facts I presented, no request for discussion.  That is the way they are trained; attack anyone who disagrees with the libtard agenda.  We are still friends.  He used our 'discussions' to hone his editorial skills, and I just enjoyed drinking beer and pointing out to the rabid believer how all those grand concepts had failed before.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 06:59 | 4515892 GetZeeGold
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all those grand concepts had failed before

 

Yeah....but this time.....YES WE CAN!!!

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:04 | 4514902 123dobryden
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as long as it reports about the west, as soon us it reports about russia, game is over....

 

btw i am a bit shocked from russian appologist here, Putin and Obama been supporting puppet corrupt regimes all over the world, somehow Obama is hated for this, Putin admired.

 

let ukrainian people decide their fate finally, they live in that land, it is their business, dont get too excited about either west or russian propaganda

 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:20 | 4514400 kliguy38
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Looks like she's rejoining the cabal.........or maybe she never left......hehehhehehehe

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:47 | 4514520 Chupacabra-322
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Well, Infilltration is the name of the game with The Global Criminal Cabal Bankster Interlligence Crime Syndicate.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 03:33 | 4515713 silvermail
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And again snipers...
Terrorism and murders, have become the main instrument of U.S. foreign policy.
Putin is right.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:24 | 4514417 NidStyles
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I'd still hit it, she is still sexy after all of these market rallies. 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:40 | 4514452 Looney
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Who cares what these male-cunts or female-cunts feel or think?

You, fucking cunts, are journalists and are supposed to report the NEWS, whether it fits your party-line or not. I think?

Now, we are switching back to our regular broadcast - just look at this cutest pair of sexually-confused monkeys at the Washington, DC's zoo (Bohner and Pelozi)  ;-)

Looney

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:12 | 4514650 Notarocketscientist
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ya - I bet the NSA has video of this little slut being gang humped by Sylvio and DSK.  The trade off would have been that Sylvio use his media connections to get her an acting gig as a presenter on the TV. 

 

We are the NSA - we see and record everything you say and do - and when we need your help with something - you will give it - or we will RUIN you.

 

GET IT?

 

 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:11 | 4514351 johnQpublic
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i did not hear her say she was pro american aggresion, whch it seems some of you heard

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:24 | 4514692 chemystical
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You don't think that it may have been a somewhat tacit acceptance by neglecting to say otherwise?

She, a reporter, gets so worked up over the issue that she quits her job, and she rails against only one side of the issue...without mention of the other side of issue?  The issue the issue the issue.  Objectivity failure.  Sorry, pal, I cannot give her a pass.  If she wants the world to believe that she has a vestigial conscience and that it suddenly emerged, then she damn well ought to express that conscience fully.

 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:34 | 4514756 chemystical
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"...I'm proud to be an American, and believe in disseminating the truth, and that is why, after this newscast, I am resigning."

She waved her red white and blue pom poms with that statement.  Her statement could easily be taken to mean that she's implying that to be an American means belief in disseminating the truth.  (Belief in, but apparently declining to participate in). 

Further, and again, if she really believes in disseminating the truth then she missed ONE BIG FUCKING opportunity to do so. 

Commission by omission. 

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 04:31 | 4515785 tenpanhandle
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A half truth is a whole lie.

 

- tenpanhandle

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:12 | 4514355 The Gooch
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Nice how her eyes dart down to read the script (pantomime) at the approproate moment.

The propaganda is so thick, it is red/blue TV, full-retard on the global scale.

 

 

 

 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:05 | 4514906 Againstthelie
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To me her body language and face expression does not seem to be authentic while she says her text. Anyone else?

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 01:34 | 4515582 Skateboarder
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That was a dead giveaway, and the eyes. I thought it was a poor performance.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 14:28 | 4517736 goneYonder
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The performance was absolute crap. Even some Hollywood hack could have given a more convincing show. The script, though, was golden. Here's a summary:

1. The American Dream

2. MIC cred.

3. Truth, Freedom & Apple pie

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 10:51 | 4516531 Acet
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That's because you're used to seeing them read from the teleprompter ... which is right next to the camera. Any paper that is in front of the newsreader is most of the time little more than a prop.

This one was reading from the actual paper she had in front of her, while trying to engage with the audience (as all newsreaders are trained to do) hence her eyes were darting back and forth between the text she was reading and the camera.

 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:12 | 4514357 Independent
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Guess the US govt put pressure on her US Army physician husband telling him get her in line or you wont have a job anymore or a medical license to work in the USA.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:33 | 4514447 CH1
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Guess the US govt put pressure on her US Army physician husband...

Or just asked her to do her patriotic duty, which would result in a US network job in a week or so.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:41 | 4514481 Ranger4564
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And veteran parent. And refugee family. They fled but should have stayed and fought. That's the case with most migrations... people should have stood their ground, to stop this nightmare we call the government, which is really authoritarianism in all guises. I will remind everyone I believe there are 2 forms of government, one imposed, one elected, and I do not consider the one that is duly elected to be authoritarian. However, I also know that we have to reorganize how we govern ourselves, none of the old models work and they won't ever work.

 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:01 | 4514594 acetinker
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Depends on what you call 'old', Ranger.  I'd be quite happy to revert to the organic constitution, even the magna carta, and start over from there.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 08:56 | 4516090 Ranger4564
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I'm saying we have to go back to beginning of time and start over, this time with some balls. The entirety of human history is contaminated by the lack of courage displayed by the masses. It started with the first small group and one thug intimidating the rest. We essentially need to undo that effect and its consequence since, in order to ever truly be free or human.

You don't have to believe me. I'm not the only one who argues this point of view. Just read Einstein's Why Socialism... it's a short essay, but it contains a vast amount of information. One of the things he says is basically what I say above. That all of our civilizations and institutions, all of them, are defective because of the oppressive ruler and the fearful citizen. And like me, he states the world will not change, until people man up.

There is no leader who is going to save us. Ever. Salvation is within you.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:06 | 4514910 Againstthelie
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Dirt travels when the wind blows.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 01:37 | 4515586 disabledvet
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"and the Lion roars but the wind hears nothing."

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:17 | 4514392 Ness.
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At least she didn't need a teleprompter to voice her opinion.  That part was refreshing.  Although her closest tie to Kiev involves chicken.  She's hot.  Let's not forget that part.  It was the weather!

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:24 | 4514409 philipat
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"The broadcaster added that it would send Ms Martin to Crimea to "give her an opportunity to make up her own mind from the epicentre of the story".

That's a vast improvement on disappearing in Siberia?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:43 | 4514806 chemystical
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"At least she didn't need a teleprompter to voice her opinion."

+ 1 for slamming Obama, but you did notice that she looked down (at her script) several times.  She even went off script and restated part of it substituting the word "my" as perhaps a correction to the script's use of the 3rd person.  Why did she do that?  It was unnecessary.  She probably didn't write the script.  Her use of "my" didn't sound as if it was for emphasis but instead for correction.  Why would she correct her own script?  2nd thoughts about it sounding too pretentious, or 2nd thoughts about it sounding too scripted, too stereotypical, or...?

Reading too much into that perhaps, but given the situation it's a fair question.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:23 | 4514957 Againstthelie
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Good observation.

Why is she involving her family? Her background as being a good American? And that her partner was an US soldier?

It's so obvious, that this is not coming from her heart. Because if it would be authentic, then the reason she claimed would be ENOUGH. By far enough for her. For every TV puppet. Everyone would present the reason and since the reason for the person would be huge enough, no other "arguments" would be presented. And definately no one would involve his family into it!

But if this is written by someone else and construed, then the focus is on the target group and the perception of the message. Therefore the explanations to the target group about her family. Therefore her friend, the brave US soldier. And btw also the lie, that US soldiers today would serve the USA and not die for foreign and hidden interests.

This is obivously a propaganda op.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:28 | 4515450 Independent
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Or you can read it as the US govt is putting heavy pressure on her guy and she cant come out and say that and ruin his carrer but she throws in the mention kind of giving you a hint there was some pressure on that part of her personal life.  Given what went down in Kiev one can see the State Dept using anything it can to discredit RT and what better than to discredit the entire message coming out of the network than to prey on women whose lives and families are in the western world and speak no Russian and can't pack up and leave their lives here.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 13:10 | 4517249 Rafferty
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Good career move.  She'll be snapped up by the Lamestream media as an exemplar of their higher moral standards!

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 19:54 | 4514244 StacksOnStacks
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Next move:  Obama brings her to the White House for Kool-aid and Takis.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:00 | 4514280 jez
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Next up: every American journalist with a White House press pass quits in disgust. "I can't look at myself in the mirror any more." "I'm just a channel for 24/7 horseshit." etc.

 

Nah. Won't happen. Not even one spine between the lot of them.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:03 | 4514303 maskone909
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Invertabrates

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:27 | 4514717 Anusocracy
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Jellyfeces.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:34 | 4514461 DeadFred
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An X-ray is manditory before receiving a White House press pass so they can filter out the ones with spines.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:02 | 4514292 Pure Evil
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And possibly a play date for "The" Wookie which shall include a little rough house sex.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:13 | 4514368 ACP
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A 'freedom' facial at the very least...

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:47 | 4514827 chemystical
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perhaps some bondage and whips.  The Wookie's version of reparations.  Moochelle has certainly never been bashful about her displaying her Black Power leanings (or being in the company of The New Black Panthers)

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 06:14 | 4515851 Flagit
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william bonzi productions : hello

flagit: i need a funny picture mocking an arms "race".

pootie racing his bear, against obammy on a wookie.

wbp: giddie up!

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:02 | 4514297 maskone909
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You nailed it homie. Grape drink for her. She didnt quit. She done got promoted. Out of all the murder and corruption this is the one that subject that she just couldnt report on? Her next job will tell us the real story

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:43 | 4514369 Independent
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You mean Watermelon iced tea and skittles.  Hey how come with all the crap we know is going down in the USA none of our reporters stand and quit.  I mean that lady Thomas spoke out and she was quickly shot down.  I guess they put the fear into our reporters.  Its not like they can get a job anywhere else, maybe now that some RT have quit, nah I dont think so the money is too good with the Dark Side.  Oh and I forgot about reporter cars suddenly accelerating and crashing into palm trees after exploding into a fireball lol.  Yeah that will get them to tow the line.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:17 | 4514354 LetThemEatRand
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"I'm proud of her."

Same here.  Propaganda is propaganda.  If she feels that she works for an organization that is reporting propaganda instead of fact, she should quit.  It doesn't mean she's going to Fox News to preach U.S. propaganda.  Putin is a KGB thug.  Obama is a Kissinger love child.  The truth is nowhere to be found in either camp.  If she joins Fox then I'll join the chorus condemning her.  Until then, the fact that she doesn't want to spread pro-Putin propaganda that she perceives as false makes her worthy of respect.   Or perhaps as reflected in many comments here we need to pick teams.  No thanks.  I don't want either one.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:34 | 4514462 Luckhasit
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I'll agree with that.  But where she lands up is just as important as as why she quit.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:49 | 4514527 LetThemEatRand
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Agreed.  I didn't hear her say that the U.S. government is telling the truth.  Granted her comment about her partner being a military doctor suggests that she has a dog in the fight, but I don't think she actually went there as many here assume.  We'll see where she lands as you say.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:21 | 4515436 logically possible
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I feel she made a huge mistake, by leaving a position that she could have used to point out some truth once and a while. Also, if her military partner would come forward and point out some wrong doings by our military, then I might be inclined to think these two are the real deal.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 08:59 | 4516097 Chaos_Theory
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She belongs in Naked News. 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:45 | 4514498 Ignatius
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LTER

1) we know US spent atleast $5 billion to foment this 'crisis'

2) Crimea has historically been Russian and they have as much strategic interest there as anyone... more

3) I'm not cheerleading Putin

4) If this were happening in San Diego w/mexico no one could tell US we don't have strategic interest there

5) Agree, that if that's the way she sees it then fine

Edit: some backstory w/Abby Martin http://911blogger.com/news/2014-03-05/glenn-greenwald-lauds-bravery-rt-s...

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:47 | 4514522 LetThemEatRand
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I am quite certain that MSM in the U.S. reports government lies with reckless abandon.  I am supporting her for calling out RT for doing the same with Putin if that's how she sees it.  As I said, if this is really about her thinking the U.S. government isn't completely full of shit then she's just picking teams and she deserves the disdain seen in many of the posts here.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:52 | 4514541 Ignatius
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And let me add that i'd most certainly 'do' her.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:53 | 4515104 Son of Captain Nemo
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You can have her Ignatius.  She could be the most beautiful piece of ass on the planet but she's nothing less than a whore to her job and the paycheck that comes with it!

That cervix of hers has seen alot of dick in it's young life in order to get where it is.

Better stand in line and take a number. 

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 01:42 | 4515589 disabledvet
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I'll take number one.

And number nine. 42 looks good. And number seven as well.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:35 | 4514764 Anusocracy
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I live in the US and have a reasonably good idea of what's going on here.

Not so with Russia, but I believe nothing about Russia from our domestic group of pathological liars.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 01:57 | 4515607 disabledvet
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well, let me sum it up for ya'. "we're spoiling for a fight and we're gonna get one." By my calculation that would be ALL Americans.

And ALL Europeans too.
Contrary to popular opinion the USA has nothing but goodwill vis a vis Europe and "respect for borders and frontiers."

We wore NO masks in Iraq (bowed down to the Imam actually)...not in Afghanistan either...and it wasn't for lacking of "letting loose" either.

Interestingly...we're still the richest country on earth.
We have not stolen the monies "sheeple"...for there was none to steal in Iraq or Afghanistan. We stay on our bases and guard THEIR frontiers as well.

Russia...and the world...is about to see "no more Mister Nice guy." And we're gonna have a lot of friends when we do it.

If the Russians can't make it out of Crimea "the Road to Moscow is wide open."

I think for President Putin there is no going back now. "He's all in."

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:05 | 4514613 ptolemy_newit
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Ms,

That is pure propaganda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

they would switch to a commercial is less than a second if she goes of script.

 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:19 | 4514678 acetinker
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For once, I agree.  She's standing on principle.  She is ultimately wrong in her thinking, but it's not her fault.  She is a product of her environment.  One fine day, she will be a true Patriot.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:26 | 4514996 Againstthelie
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Once a whore, always a whore.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:53 | 4515103 acetinker
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You may be right, but history is dynamic, while your view appears static.  Whores can become Moms, and often do.  Your failure to comprehend this simple fact suggests you are just a dipshit golfer, like Obama.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:30 | 4515219 Son of Captain Nemo
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"I'm proud of her."

Proud of the fact that she's the child of Hungarian parents who defected to the U.S. because of the Soviet Union's control of that Country?  Was Ms. Wahl somehow intimating that Russia is still the Soviet Union and is just as repressive as it was when her parents left?  Can she elaborate on what the U.S. has done to it for the last 23 years especially the decimation of it's resource just like it sent in big oil to carve it up before Putin had the sense and decency to his land and his people to throw them out before they could completely take control over it? What about American hegemony in place like Yugoslavia -ever see this?  If her father was still in the military and had any business over their in the 90's what the U.S. did after the breakup of "the curtain" proved unequivocally why Stalin was compelled to put one up to the objections of Churchill.  Aren't we bearing witness to it now with our overthrow of a legitimate government that had an international panel to oversee that election in 2010 and declared Yanukovych's victory "legitimate"?

The Bravo moment was when she could no longer "work for a network that "whitewashes" the actions of Putin?...

By the way her job as a journalist is not to make any political statements make accusations or take positions on either side.  She violated her role as an ethical journalist by making such political innuendo and crossed the line in her profession. Her job is to report the "truth" with as much clarity and context as she can and when she cannot do that job of "telling the truth" she should go elsewhere!

We must have been watching a different RT farewell.

Sorry LETR I enjoy alot of what you put out but on this one you clearly have it wrong.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:45 | 4515317 acetinker
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Yeah well, she's just a child.  Putin is a adult.  Obama is another child, lashing out at all things that don't pertain to adolescence.  Sooner or later, reality will prevail.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 08:59 | 4516096 eurogold
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+ 1000 Son of Captain Nemo !

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:57 | 4515121 Max Hunter
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She is absolutely terrible.  Horrible over dramatic fake and she will be perfect for msm.

 

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 08:56 | 4516091 eurogold
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She is plain stupid. Hope she never gets another job.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:01 | 4514232 Yes We Can. But...
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Wahl I'll be damned. 

Things are getting interesting.

Liz, you state that you 'can't work for an organization that whitewashes the news'.  So, since you'll thus no longer be in the news business in the USA, what are your plans?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 19:55 | 4514250 ACP
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Good job Liz. Now if members of the US media resign because they're tired of being paid bribes, er "stimulus funds" from Ogonghit, and are willing to challenge their brainwashing then maybe we can restore a "smidgen" of faith back into broadcast journalism.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:02 | 4514296 kaiserhoff
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I was just trying to remember how many of the Tyrant Obozo's Regime members have resigned over issues of morality, disclosure, abuse of power, or shredding the Constitution.

I'm pretty sure the number is ZERO.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 19:57 | 4514259 LMAOLORI
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Bye bye Bimbo - The Guardian is reporting the phone calls. I suppose someone who agrees with her will hire her there are very reporters with journalistic objectivity these days on main stream sites.

 

Ukraine crisis: bugged call reveals conspiracy theory about Kiev snipers Estonian foreign minister Urmas Paet tells EU's Cathy Ashton about claim that provocateurs were behind Maidan killings
Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:12 | 4514361 Winston Churchill
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The split between the US/UK axis is turning into a chasm.

Last time I was over there the dislike for Americans was so palpable I was refused service

in one supermarket, until I showed my UK passport.

Seems I have developed a yank accent over the years here.

 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:27 | 4514425 kaiserhoff
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Late in life, Henry Kissinger went back to Germany to visit some distant cousins.  He learned that there was no longer any language he spoke wiithout an accent.

 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:36 | 4514473 LMAOLORI
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Kind of funny given the U.K. pretty much acts in concert with the U.S. but I wouldn't let it bother me if I were you :).  Putin has another idea and whats Barry going to do about this send HITLARY this time instead of Horse Face?

 

Hit us with sanctions? We'll seize West's assets, Russia warns
Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:53 | 4514548 kaiserhoff
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Well yes, but the good news is that both sides are bitching and pissing about MONEY.  Seems that everyone recognizes the fait acompli,  and there is no more talk of nukes. 

I have no idea when world war III will finally begin, but I would bet my eye teeth it will START in some godforsaken backwater like the Crimea..., or the Balkans.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:36 | 4514775 acetinker
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Kaiser, WWIII started on 9/11/2001.  It has yet to be recognized by most, but it will be.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:25 | 4514981 Independent
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I dont think Crimea the Gold Coast of the Black Sea is backwater,  maybe to those that have never been there.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDCt03sFdvg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1f1pBHEbzu0

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:47 | 4514516 Spumoni
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How could you embarrass your namesake like that? Damn it, man.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:58 | 4515125 Son of Captain Nemo
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Pardon me WC but how fucking hypocritical of that other Country you have a passport with that taught us Yanks everything we know about rape, theft and murder of other sovereign Countries that now conveniently want to jettison that relationship and blame it's life-long "business associate" for the mess they both created.

Thick as thieves!

 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:46 | 4514512 Omen IV
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They are trying  to discredit RT - Sundstein (Obama Commissar of Propaganda from Harvard)  had CNN offer her a job and blow it up on the way out

desprate people do desperate things  

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:48 | 4514525 LMAOLORI
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I wouldn't doubt that for a minute Omen

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 03:27 | 4515711 silvermail
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Family values are in conflict with the so-called "Western values." Therefore, the West actively destroys family values in all its manifestations.
Putin did not allow banksters and their puppets in the U.S. government and the EU, to destroy traditional family values.

Putin is right.

Putin is not only the leader of Russia. Putin - is the leader of all progressive mankind. He's a leader in our common struggle against evil.

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When the U.S. government begins to talk about sovereignty, it sounds like an anecdote. Or as a cynical demagoguery that offends consciousness of any person capable of thinking logically.

Putin is right.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 09:24 | 4516168 kill switch
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/ neocon, Like Hannity with the helmet haircut looking for a brain....AMRIKKAN

CAN DO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUCKING WROOOOOOOOOONG!!!

Beyond clown show meter levels!!peg it

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 19:53 | 4514237 Occident Mortal
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Sounds like food inflation is going to explode this year.

Oh and the international space station now belongs to Russia.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:03 | 4514299 TheObsoleteMan
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If that is true, that would be a huge mistake. Not only is the USA their largest customer {outside of military contracts}, but the people buying the ammo are no friends of the US Gov't. That said, Tula ammo is trash.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:54 | 4514554 Bonapartist
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My AK eats it up like a fat kid with a chocolate cake

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 01:45 | 4515594 Jreb
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Russian ammo sucks but is better than nothing at all. North American producers still not keeping up with 9mm or 22LR.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:14 | 4514374 Oldwood
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I don't see any guts with quiting on air. As an employer I have had a few people walk out on me. They were chickenshit mother fuckers who's only interest was trying to hurt me, when all they ultimately did was fuck themselves. I have no problem with people quiting their jobs, but walking out is behaving like a baby. A grown up will talk through their issues and come to an adult agreement. She was more interested in pushing her own point of view than doing her job.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 02:19 | 4515626 Kirk2NCC1701
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Which means that she's either a petulant fool or someone else's useful tool.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:17 | 4514393 bshirley1968
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Going to need a little more to go on.  Looks like the "news report" is pumping their inventory.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:47 | 4514521 TaperProof
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this could be bull... if this story ends up being fake i wll never read this dam silverdoctors site again

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:50 | 4514534 DarthVaderMentor
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Interesting Tulammo story. I just bought early this PM 6400 rounds of Silver and Gold Bear 7.62x39 FMJ, HP and SP in cans for my personal stash and investment. At 10-12 cents a round, it might turn out to be a great investment. Buying commodities like ordnance and ammunition's been a better investment than shorting the market lately. 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:10 | 4514640 Flying Wombat
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This is a really interesting example of how propaganda shapes the views of journalists.  Dr. Paul Craig Roberts has a far better command of what has been going on in the Ukraine than Wahl and Martin.  He still compliments Martin - Roberts is a gracious man.  But he nevertheless calls out the facts.  The Daily Beast should interview Dr. Paul Craig Roberts to bring an alternative perspective to their reportage.  -- Eric Dubin, Managing Editor, The News Doctors

# # # #

"RT Anchor, Liz Wahl, Quits On Air And Abby Martin Lashes Out At Russia Today Network"

http://thenewsdoctors.com/?p=121159

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:22 | 4515441 Son of Captain Nemo
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FW

Roberts doesn't need to waste his time.  Here I'll put it all into perspective for you.

Roberts -accomplishments                                         Martin/Wahl - accomplishments

Assistant Treasury Secretary to the United States         Face on screen delivering news story handed to them RT News (2 - 3 years)?

Georgia Tech B.A. Economics                                     Education ?????? (doesn't really matter)

University of Virginia  PHD Economics

Economics Post Graduate Berkley

Economics Merton College Oxford

 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:53 | 4514851 Groundhog Day
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So we BTFWWIII, but their was an article that the infamous rothschild stated one should buy at the sound of the first gunshot....so does that mean we buy at the highs and buy more on margin when the first gun shot is heard...ok got the memo

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 01:43 | 4515591 Jreb
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Horseshit.

Quit scaremongering and trying to create an even bigger shortage. Besides - won't work -everyone in North America is broke.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:02 | 4515807 Henry Chinaski
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While Obama and Kerry threaten economic sanctions, Putin is already 3 steps ahead of the game!

All three of those guys are on the same side.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 07:38 | 4515929 jughead
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Who is paying you to start another ammo panic, asshole. 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 19:58 | 4514275 Wile-E-Coyote
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I love these girls they give me a real hard on, women with spirit.

There is hope.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:13 | 4514367 Rakshas
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Is it wrong to love it when they fight back....... er ....... nevermind.....

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:06 | 4514318 acetinker
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How come you can't see her NA?  She is young.  I don't agree with her, but I can empathize.  It would be awesome if she took RT up on their most generous offer.  With that experience, she'd be much better equipped to form her opinion.  She seems sincere, but naive.

I have two daughters myself, so I'm not entirely unqualified to hold this view.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:16 | 4514664 Wile-E-Coyote
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She is naïve because of your cynicism. Fuck you, the youth is the future. While we stood back and let it happen.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:10 | 4514929 acetinker
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We?  You got a mouse in your pocket?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:36 | 4514777 JuliaS
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How many reporters quit or defected after the unarmed mother of a year old child got gunned down behind the wheel of her car?

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