Published On: Thu, Mar 6th, 2014

Former RT anchor, Liz Wahl, states that censored Ron Paul interview influenced her decision to quit

In an interview with CNNs Anderson Cooper Wednesday, the Russia Today anchor who resigned on-air, Liz Wahl discussed her decision with the CNN host.

Cooper asks Wahl, in a nutshell, “Why today?’ concerning her resignation.

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“I think the coverage, as we’re in this diplomatic stand-off during the escalation of this crisis in Crimea, I think the propagandist nature of RT came out in full force, today for example, I had an interview with Ron Paul. The only question, or I asked many questions, I asked about the Russian intervention–he has a very anti-intervention approach.

“I asked him in the wake of escalation by the Russian military how long, how should we respond to this, how should the US respond to this? That question was cut out of the interview.”


Wahl talk about other areas of concern that were part of her decision process–claims of right-wing neo-nazism–a Putin narrative.

She points out that directions at RT come from management. There are many young, inexperienced reporters at RT, Wahl said. In an effort to please management, some reporter create a sort of self-censorship at RT.

RT is not about the truth, it’s about promoting the Putin agenda. Its also about bashing America, Wahl proclaimed.


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