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RT News Anchors Lash Out On-Air For Russian Invasion, One Quits (video)

Not one word was spoken about any involvement by the US.
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RT Anchor Quits on Air 3/5/2014

http://youtu.be/55izx6rbCqg
RT anchor Abby Martin speaks out against Russian invasion of Crimea 3/3/2014

http://youtu.be/ZolXrjGIBJs



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The thing about 'Hard' Power vs 'Soft' Power

Hard power - tanks and troops - doesn't need BS to fulfill its function. RT can condemn the Crimea invasion, but because of the tanks it happens anyway.

Soft power - popular support, convincing institutions to align one way or another - this requires BS. So, honestly the Kremlin should order RT to say a few words against the invasion here or there because the long run 'credibility' of RT supports the soft power goals of the channel.

excellent point...

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PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Liz Wahl's background (from LinkedIn)

I don't see any courageous independent journalism in there...

Correspondent/Anchor
RTTV America
September 2011 – Present (2 years 7 months) Washington D.C.

Contributor
CNN International
June 2011 – September 2011 (4 months)

Reporter/Anchor
KSPN
December 2009 – September 2011 (1 year 10 months)

Freelance Associate Producer
News 12
April 2009 – November 2009 (8 months)

Intern
Fox News Channel
September 2007 – May 2008 (9 months)

Intern
NBC 30
January 2006 – May 2006 (5 months)

Liz Wahl's Education

Fairfield University
2008

And what is the evidence she is not ethical, or courageous &...

..independent?

It took courage to resign like that for her own ethical reasons.

If some posters are claiming she's a CIA asset or something SHOW ME the evidence.

Otherwise I may just as well believe some of you are Kremlin assets.

Makes just as much sense, with similar levels of evidence.

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
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Propaganda, or the other side of the story?

"Wahl leaves RT for an almost certainly brighter future in American journalism: by feuding with her employer — whose bankrollers in the Kremlin are particularly vilified in the popular American mindset at the moment — in such a public manner, she managed both to significantly raise her media profile and to solidify her mainstream American bona fides at the same time. (Hey, it worked for Juan Williams.) Fox News must already be on the phone."

http://jaypinho.com/2014/03/06/propaganda-or-the-other-side-...

Thing is she's already worked for CNN, NBC, FOX, etc...

And her biggest splash was with RT.

Maybe she is poised now to get a bigger role with a large MSM network. That could be seen as suspicious actually.

But do we know if she had a deal worked out with another news agency before she made her supposedly ethical decision to leave RT news? That is question that needs to be answer. Until then it is just conjecture.

She should be given benefit of the doubt though, especially if you are a fan of RT, considering she has been there longer than anywhere else in her career and during that time is when RT has been most objective and seemingly sympathetic to the Ron Paul campaign and libertarian issues.

Not saying it was all because of her, but surely she is one reason, and if she is resigning now, then presumably she would have resigned before if she thought she was being censored before.

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
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Don't trust State-Run media... American, Russian, whatever...

1) Don't trust CNN and MSNBC and FOX, because they are instructed what to report and what NOT to report on by our corrupt, infiltrated, corporatist, globalist government/intel agencies...

2) Don't trust RT or other Kremlin run media, because they are instructed what to report and what not to report on by Russia's corrupt, infiltrated, corporatist, globalist government/intel agencies..

3) That does NOT mean you shouldn't get information from all available sources, including the corporatist/globalist state-run media outlets like FOX, CNN, RT, MSLSD, etc... You have to know what they are pushing right?

The truth is this ENTIRE thing is a "Play"! We are being played... The citizenry of all the world is being played by the elitist, NWO wanna-be masters who are all in on it together.
They have to trick us into fighting their planned WW3.

Please, wake up and stop buying the 'Russia and Putin are here to help Liberty' complete b.s. line...

Obama and Putin and Clinton and Bushes and all these blood-suckers are CFR, Un globalists! They are socialism-implementing Elitists! They are working together, have been for a LONG TIME! This is the NWO plan in action right now!

Notice all this is coinciding with Banker deaths, CT gun-confiscation, Nuclear weapon missing and Commanders fired, DHS and the militarization/police-state growing exponentially everyday,Russian troops on US soil, Russia hosting Olympics, MSM talking about 'power-outages' and 'if the grid goes down', TV shows like "The Americans" and movies like "Red Dawn", "White House Down", "Olympus Has Fallen", and many others "signs and wonders" that point to something significant happening soon, etc...

For an online community of mostly constitutional-conservatives and libertarians who are mostly awake to the Globalist "New World Order", I'm am really surprised to see so many are actually buying into the set-up, believing Russia is the good guy, while believing the U.S.A. is nothing but pure evil? Russia is not our friend. Not the friend of Liberty, or individualism. Certainly not for me, an American citizen. I know that for the most part my government is not either. American patriots are on our own.

The dollar collapse is being orchestrated by TRAITORS to the USA who are loyal to the Marxist Socialism implementing Elitists... Not those loyal to the USA, the Constitution or it's natural free-market system. Putin and the other "former" KGB currently running Russia are also loyal to the Marxist Socialism-implementing NWO system.

This is 4th generation warfare, and it is late in the game. America... Americans are surrounded. Our government has sold out to the enemy like 'Saruman' sells out to 'Sauron' in "Lord of the Rings". Those who haven't sold out are being rendered ineffective, and are actually in danger.

America, and the sovereign, independent individualism and liberty it represents must be destroyed in order for the New World Order to prevail. Obama and the infilth-traitors in our government are selling us out to the NWO, and Russia and China are pinned to replace the USA as the 'world-police' of this new globalist order.

It is the American Patriot vs. The World.

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
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They are NOT equivalent

We have changed places. MSNBS, CNN, FOX, etc. are our Pravda and Izvestia. RT is MUCH more truthful.

Russian joke: When the USSR fell, we discovered that everything they told us about socialism was a lie; Unfortunately, everything they told us about capitalism was true.

Leges sine moribus vanae

Sorry, not buying the story that Russia is our great ally...

Do you like free-markets? "Capitalism" is actually a Marxist term for what he believed was the inevitable outcome of a free-market system. We do NOT have 'free-market capitalism' in America, and haven't for some time. We have Crony-Capitalism, a.k.a. Corporatism.. Which goes hand in hand with socialism.

So the JOKE is that everything we (Americans) learned about socialism is TRUE (i.e. - it doesn't work and it sucks), and everything we've been told about capitalism (i.e.- that America is a capitalist system) is a LIE!

BUT!!!! The USA used to employ free-market 'capitalism', or MOSTLY free-market capitalism, and we can still get back to that before it's too late... It may require another American Revolution, but we (Americans) can get there.

As I said, RT has been more truthful over the past few years about American news and American policies, while Russian news has been quiet as it relates to American audiences. But NOW that Russia is making big moves and Russia's role in the global turmoil that is rapidly unfolding is becoming clearer, RT is attempting to look as objective as possible while subtly covering for Moscow while continuing to criticize America.

And you have not addressed the entire POINT of my post, which is to say that this entire scenario, and the much bigger one that is still being played out, is orchestrated by the globalist elite, which includes the Russian and American "leadership" at the highest levels.

But go ahead, keep cheer-leading for Putin and Moscow and RT if it makes you happy. And thanks for the down-vote, I didn't realize what I said was so disagreeable.

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
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I simply don't buy your entire POINT

Liberals aren't liberal (except on homosexuality and abortion) and Conservatives aren't conservative. Yes, I agree that what we have is not real capitalism, but crony capitalism is what passes for real capitalism in modern political terminology - same as with 'liberal' and 'conservative'.

It is absolutely clear to me, particularly in light of the other 'color revolutions' that the US is pushing NATO to the doors of Russia in direct violation of its agreements made at the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Not to mention the subsequent crony capitalist fiat central bank looting of Russia. So the cold war ended. Did we scale back our military efforts and let our citizens enjoy the 'Peace Dividend'? You know the answer.

The Soviet Union dissolved bloodlessly under the leadership of Mikhail Gorbachev. The US reneged on all the promises it made. When dissolution comes to our country (the Red states and the Blue States really do need a divorce), do you, in a country that reveres Abraham Lincoln over any other president, think we will be so lucky? Well do ya, punk?

PS - Regarding this global elite bullshit - There has never been an organization without an 'us' and a 'them'. Their infighting and inability to agree on how to divide the pie is the only thing that will save us from the NWO. Or perhaps divine intervention cf. The Tower of Babel. The countries of the world are too different culturally. Viva diversity. Viva la difference.

Leges sine moribus vanae

You forgot NPR

APM, etc.

In my opinion government media is worse because for some reason while most people sort of understand Fox, CNN, MSNBC have an obvious bias mainly because their own media biased 'team' keeps pointing it out, people think NPR is just telling the snowy white truth.

NPR is the Keyser Söze of media, somehow having convinced the world their bias didn't exist. IMO that makes them the most dangerous.

That said, I listen to all the media I can, because it informs my what the lie du jour is they think is important people believe.

Oh yeah, NPR too...

I wasn't necessarily trying to make a full list but indeed NPR would be on it.

RT has also been much better for objective coverage on U.S. news for the last few years but none the less they push a subtle propaganda and it has moved to being a little less subtle since becoming the official Russian state media outlet not long ago.

I see it as "good cop/ bad cop". Right now Russia is playing "good cop", while the U.S. is playing "bad cop". That spells "bad news" for America and liberty in the not too distant future I believe. And the globalist traitors in our government who have brought us to this position are mostly to blame.

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Just another pretty face

Goodbye. Your 15 minutes are up. You will be replaced by someone even prettier, who can feign moral concern even better than you. I'm sorry, but Anchorman is truly an idiot's job. You just read a script. So... maybe that's what you're doing now.

I've got a Broner for Abby Martin.

She doesn't just bring up random emotional talking points, either. She articulates the background story clearly to illustrate a question, rather than pigeon-holing a scripted conclusion. The true "We report, you decide" journalism absolutely emits from Abby Martin, even though Fox News perverted the term, just like the Nazi's perverted the Swastika (actually an emblem of peace).

Thanks for not throwing in the towel, Abby.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

Well, the fact that they interviewed

Ron Paul was pleasing to me.

Any news sources in the US doing that in regards to the Ukraine?

RT is biased - it's Russian - so watch with a critical eye and ear, just like with the MSM here in the US.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Syria is a proxy war between

Syria is a proxy war between the US and Russia, so is this war. Our foreign intel agents are busy fomenting unrest, and are they really hiring snipers to kill people on both sides? It seems both the US and Russia are facing off while China does what? If Putin dumps US financial interests as he has threatened will China follow suit? It wouldn't take much to collapse the US financial system. Like many Americans I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop.

PattyFromTexas

You see what I mean...

and it's just the latest debacle for us to get lost in, while failing to acknowledge our nation has become an authoritarian dictatorship. Who cares if she resigns...they all should!

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

I've always said

You'd better stop watching RT.

It's bad for your brain.

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The clip by Martin now has 1.6M hits in two days.

Did Martin do this as a PR stunt to increase the viewership of RT? I had a lot of respect for her prior to this apparently poorly thought out hit piece. If she really is a Truther, she should not have done this piece without first getting more facts.

Hillary Clinton and others have been quite outspoken about how

they can't stand RT and Al Jazeera because these two news sources, among others, don't tow the State Department line.

The US has already shown itself to be adept in the propaganda department and willing to spend money on stooges like protesters paid to promote US favored positions. It wouldn't surprise me a bit if they were willing to coerce an RT anchor to discredit RT.

There is no limit to the dirty tricks the US propaganda machine is willing to play.

Look, it's pretty simple... Don't trust State-Run media ANYWHERE

1) Don't trust CNN and MSNBC and FOX, because they are instructed what to report and what NOT to report on by our corrupt, infiltrated, corporatist, globalist government/intel agencies...

2) Don't trust RT or other Kremlin run media, because they are instructed what to report and what not to report on by Russia's corrupt, infiltrated, corporatist, globalist government/intel agencies..

3) That does NOT mean you shouldn't get information from all available sources, including the corporatist/globalist state-run media outlets like FOX, CNN, RT, MSLSD, etc... You have to know what they are pushing right?

The truth is this ENTIRE thing is a "Play"! We are being played... The citizenry of all the world is being played by the elitist, NWO wanna-be masters who are all in on it together.
They have to trick us into fighting their planned WW3.

Please, wake up and stop buying the 'Russia and Putin are here to help Liberty' complete b.s. line...

Obama and Putin and Clinton and Bushes and all these blood-suckers are CFR, Un globalists! They are socialism-implementing Elitists! They are working together, have been for a LONG TIME! This is the NWO plan in action right now!

Notice all this is coinciding with Banker deaths, CT gun-confiscation, Nuclear weapon missing and Commanders fired, Russia hosting Olympics, TV shows like "The Americans" and movies like "Red Dawn", "White House Down", "Olympus Has Fallen", etc..

For an online community of constitutional-conservatives and libertarians who are mostly awake to the Globalist "New World Order", I'm am really surprised so many are actually buying into the set-up. Russia is not our friend. The dollar collapse is being orchestrated by TRAITORS to the USA who are loyal to the Marxist Socialism implementing Elitists... Not the USA or it's natural free-market system. Putin and the other "former" KGB currently running Russia are too loyal to the Marxist Socialism-implementing NWO system.

This is 4th generation warfare, and it is late in the game. America... Americans are surrounded. Our government has sold out to the enemy like 'Saruman' sells out to 'Sauron' in "Lord of the Rings".

America, and the sovereign, independent individualism and liberty it represents must be destroyed in order for the New World Order to prevail. Obama and the infilth-traitors in our government are selling us out to the NWO, and Russia and China are pinned to replace the USA as the 'world-police' of this new globalist order.

It is the American Patriot vs. The World.

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
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Journalistic Integrity

This will be what EVERYONE remembers if/when US involvement (in Ukraine) is finally uncovered with some evidence. Our journalists will whitewash over the issue while RT will be reporting on it. And with RT's anchors in an uproar about Russian involvement, the silence on our side will be that much more bitter. At least their journalists appear to have integrity.

"I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, be wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove."

Well...

Just being symphathetic to people struggling to get rid of a tyriant is NOT something bad.

You say 'involvement' like it's something bad.

USA is not sending any unmarked troops, not buying up any politicians, not installing any puppets as 'presidents' (like Russia does in Crimea).

You watched too much RT, my friend.

I'm a Russian from Russia, BTW. Ask Michael for my IP address if you don't believe.

You are a Russian from Russia. That means of course you are

not a Ukrainian from Ukraine.

"USA is not.... not installing any puppets as 'presidents' (like Russia does in Crimea).????

The US spent $5 billion dollars looking for protest groups, training them, supporting them, and directing them on how to behave, what to wear, right down to advising them to bring flowers to look more peaceful and sincere.

No doubt you have seen images that the exact same pamphlets (exaept for language) the US handed out in Egypt to the rioting "peaceful protesters" were handed out in Ukraine.

This $5 billion dollars figure was admitted by Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland.

Ms. Nuland's leaked telephone call also revealed who she had hand selected as to be Yanukovych's replacement. Of ALL of the potential people to fill that job, Oleksandr Turchynov, who was Ms. Nuland's choice now occupies the position.

The US certainly bought politicians and a "revolution". And it also bought the leader who was installed.

let's keep an eye on this one and see where she pops up next

I am gonna go out on a limb here and guess that it ain't gonna be the Ron Paul Peace Institute.

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

WoW!

This should set off a mass exodus of journalist doing the same thing...across all the media. This reporter will have a job to tomorrow.

Please resign

I wish some U.S. journalists (I mean propagandists), would do the same.

Maybe she was paid to do that...

she may have been semi-honest when she started talking, but she then looks down and reads her 'pre-written statement'. Just a possibility... CIA could offer her 100k to quit on the air to make RT look bad and she goes to MSNBC.

It's possible you are right

judging by the downvotes alone!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

But why?

Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but I don't understand why. Is it possible these two aren't aware of possible(likely) US involvement in the insurgency that lead to the coup?

I agree that military involvement isn't a good idea, on either side, but given the US creation of the situation, what should Russia do?

Condemning Russia for it's actions is ok, but how bout equal time for the US? Didn't we do enough yet be condemned on a Russian propaganda network? ;)

Just open the box and see