The Slatest

RT Anchor One Ups Co-Worker, Quits On Air

In the latest embarrassing moment for the network formerly known as Russia Today, RT anchor Liz Wahl resigned on-air this evening after picking up where her now-former colleague left off the day before.

“Last night, RT made international headlines when one of our anchors went on the record and said Russian intervention in Crimea is wrong,” Wahl said in reference to Abby Martin’s attention-grabbing comments decrying Russia’s recent actions in Ukraine. After describing the “many ethical and moral challenges” she said she faced as an anchor for the Kremlin-funded network, Wahl then got down to business: “That is why personally I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the actions of Putin,” she said. “I’m proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth, and that is why, after this newscast, I am resigning.”