Liz Wahl, an anchor on state-funded Russia Today, shocked viewers last night when she took a stand against President Vladimir Putin… by resigning on air!
"I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the actions of Putin," Wahl said at the end of her broadcast, following a discussion of the "ethical and moral challenges" she has faced on the Russia Today team.
Wahl hails from a family who escaped Soviet rule during the 1956 Hungarian revolution and is the daughter of a U.S. veteran.
"I'm proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth," Wahl said. "And that is why, after this newscast, I'm resigning."