Earlier this year, American news anchor Liz Wahl abruptly quit her job at the state-owned TV network Russia Today live on the air stating she could no longer “be a part of a network that whitewashes the actions of Putin.” On Friday, another RT journalist followed suit. On radio this morning, Glenn reacted to the promising trend.
Sara Firth, a London-based correspondent for Russia Today, tweeted on Friday that she had resigned effective immediately.
I resigned from RT today. I have huge respect for many in the team, but I'm for the truth. pic.twitter.com/mZ1g0R7N0D
— Sara Firth (@Sara__Firth) July 18, 2014
In an interview with BuzzFeed she cited of the network’s “total disregard” of the facts in the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Firth went so far as to say RT is “spreading lies” for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“The whole world is saying, ‘It’s the Russia separatists… with the aid of Russia.’ And she said it came down from on high, ‘You blame it on the Ukrainians,’” Glenn concluded. “You have the reporters from Russia Today quitting because they say it’s nothing but a propaganda arm of Putin – a guy who just was involved with shooting down innocent people… I’m thrilled to see another journalist start to find [the truth].”