Another Russia Today anchor resigns citing network’s ‘total disregard’ of facts

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.

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Sara Firth, a London-based correspondent for Russia Today, tweeted on Friday that she had resigned effective immediately.

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].”

  • John Ramos

    hire them, they apparently have standards

  • Gary

    They would have to work for Fox as CNN could not stand the honesty in there news casts

    • zemla


  • rambler

    I find it entertaining that anyone would apply for a job at RT and not understand that is wasn’t going to be reporting the truth and that the same goes for working for Al Jazeera. RT is a propaganda mill.

    • zemla

      Because its called “Russia today”? Thank goodness then we don’t have anything like “usa today” or something caaaarazy like that

      • rambler

        Seems that American journalists prefer to choose when to lie when delivering the news. If they like and want to protect an individuals, they’re fine with it. If they don’t like the person and are told to lie, then all of a sudden they get moral compass. It’s not what it’s called as much as it is who pulls the strings.

    • arc1791

      The same goes for every single media outlet to the left of The Blaze (although the Blaze is quite anti-family/anti-Biblical Christian/pro-gaystapo), and Fox News is part of the problem, ever since Glenn Beck left (although they still employ Hannity &
      Eric Bolling, who are both what most people would call ‘conservative’), but they’re not nearly as bad as NBC/ABC/CBS/MSNBC/CNN/etc.

    • bananaman

      The entire so called ‘civilised’ world is a propaganda mill, has been for a hundred years now.
      That’s why people like you have so many illogical and dumb prejudices.

      • rambler

        Feel better now?

        • bananaman

          Not really, none of it’s good.

          • rambler

            Well…. sucks to be you.

          • bananaman

            Damn, you’re good !

          • rambler

            I have my days.

  • Connor Kenway

    And it is also odd how liberals just flock to these guys for a new source.

  • Libertarian

    Honestly I don’t buy it at all. How can you trust the western governments? It’s not like I trust Russia but I simply don’t believe the US government tells the truth any more than Russia does.

    • Brian

      Not sure if you understand what Glenn Beck does. He really doesn’t
      speak for US government. He speaks for the American people. Huge

  • Crassus

    Sarah Firth should join the Blaze. She’d be a great replacement for Pat Grey.

    • not a liberal

      Please take the eternal dirt nap

      • Crassus

        Thank you, Mrs. Grey.

      • Nomad Capitalist

        Isn’t a dirt nap “eternal” in and of itself?

  • You’reNoGandhi

    Washington commits perfidious acts as does Moscow. Frankly, I smell the stench of Washington, not Russia. Washington is still smarting over Edward Snowden defecting, so buying off an RT reporter wouldn’t surprise me at all. The CIA has been infiltrating the MSM since the 50s, and payoffs to spread Washington’s message are not uncommon.

    The facts are clear: Washington has been murdering people and framing others for a long, long time. And Russians seem to be more informed about Washington than most Americans.

    Americans need to shake off their somnolence and take a long, hard look at Washington because they’re not going to get the truth from the MSM. For example, “newly discovered documents show how in 1957 Harold Macmillan and President Dwight Eisenhower approved a CIA-MI6 plan to stage fake border incidents as an excuse for an invasion by Syria’s pro-western neighbours, and then to “eliminate” the most influential triumvirate in Damascus”.

    Obama lies, Putin lies and only a very few— e.g. Ron Paul— can be somewhat trusted….

  • Right wing

    Too bad most of the MSM lapdogs don’t see that they are being asked to do the same thing as the reporters in Russia. They, however, continue to dance to their orders. Too bad. Our free press used to be so important, but it will take a Republican President to bring out any and all curiosity and investigative skills that have so obviously been absent these past six years, which sadly, will reflect their new marching orders.

  • Pete Winegardner

    Glenn I respect her decision, but I think the whole world is too quickly jumping to conclusions about Russia being responsible. There’s quite a bit of evidence that has been overlooked which points to the shoot down being staged by Ukraine. The change in flight path as compared to previous flights, which was directed by the Kiev gov’t run air traffic controllers and the fact that the telephone transcripts video was published prior to the shoot down. Add to that the past of corruption and US backed puppets which make the Ukraine government, their repeated attempts to frame separatists for mass shootings and killings of civilians and I think its simply a perspective that many do not want to consider because of their dismay for Putin. This is far from over, but hope to God that we don’t take action against a group of people who aren’t responsible.

    • arc1791

      You sound like someone either working for Putin, or worshiping Ron Paul. And no, the two aren’t mutually exclusive.

      • Pete Winegardner

        Being active duty military, I can say that no I do not work for Putin. Now in the same breath, I cannot use my military status to endorse my political views but I have seen enough in my line of work to know not to trust the main stream media nor the goons within our government who pull their strings. I don’t worship Ron Paul, but he endorses the idea of thinking for yourself, so I consider this a typical response from someone who isn’t familiar with that idea.

        • Pete Winegardner

          And I am not infering that the rebels may not have shot down MH17, but putting the pieces of this puzzle together it’s very likely that Kiev had a stronger hand in causing this mess than Russia did.

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  • arc1791

    Both of those RT anchors who left, assuming they’re that principled on ALL issues, and their principles are the same as ours/the Founders, would be great replacements for Billy Hallowell and S.E. Cupp, who are both friends of the gaystapo, and seem to have a problem with Christians who don’t bow in the direction of Sodom and Gomorrah when praying…

  • suz

    she’ll work. what she did was a good thing for a good journalist.

  • Anonymous

    Tired of our government creating crisis to enslave us and our children?

  • bucketnutz

    I wonder when our MSM will start doing the same thing? Apparently the Russians have a conscience and MSNBC, CNN,NBC,ABC,CBS,PBS don’t.

  • bbph
  • Guardian

    Funny how in Russia the leader tries to coerce the MSM to do it’s bidding, but in the US, the MSM volunteers to do the leaders bidding like obsequious little puppies (well, as long as the “leader is a leftist/Socialist).

  • Darcy Gusse

    O yes Glenn Beck… bcz “state run media” is only in Russia and China… wake up….

  • Adam Smith

    As Lenin asked: Who decides what is “fair” for whom? Who decides how much their friends and supporters should have? And on, and on.

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