A presenter on Russia Today, the Kremlin's propaganda arm, has denounced the Russian invasion of Ukraine live on air.
A presenter on Russia Today, the Kremlin’s propaganda arm, has denounced the Russian invasion of Ukraine live on air.
Breaking the Set host Abby Martin ended her show on the American version of the channel by saying that she “cannot stress enough” how strongly she feels about Russia’s invasion of Crimea.
“Just because I work here, for RT, doesn’t mean I don’t have editorial independence and I can’t stress enough how strongly I am against any military intervention in sovereign nations’ affairs,” she said, adding that “What Russia did is wrong”.
“I will not sit here and apologise for or defend military action,” she said.
She also criticised the media’s coverage of the Russian invasion of Crimea as “disappointing” and “rife with misinformation”.
“All we can do now is hope for a peaceful outcome for a terrible situation and prevent another full-blown Cold War between multiple superpowers. Until then, I’m telling the truth as I see it,” she added.
The video is rather surprising, for as Left Foot Forward has previously noted, RT is engaged in a wholesale misinformation campaign aimed at bolstering the authority of Russian President Vladimir Putin and discrediting enemies of the Russian state at home and abroad.Like this article? Sign up to Left Foot Forward's weekday email for the latest progressive news and comment - and support campaigning journalism by making a donation today.