Abby Martin appeared on Piers Morgan following the resignation of Liz Wahl, to speak out against war and media propaganda
The government run RT news station has been a controversial news source for a long time. On one hand, they cover important topics like Bilderberg, 9/11 truth and imperialism. On the other hand, when it comes to issues relating to the politics inside Russia it becomes a propaganda outlet.
RT also has a tradition of hiring wild card anchors who come from an activist background, Adam Kokesh for example, once worked for RT until he began to take his segments farther than the network was willing to go. This conflict eventually ended with Kokesh leaving the network to start his own show.
This week, with the situation developing in Crimea, two of the networks top anchors have refused to tow the party line. One of those anchors Liz Wahl, actually resigned on air, saying that she refused to be a part of a network that whitewashes the actions of Putin.
Host Abby Martin, known for her extensive work on global government, 9/11 truth, and her work with the anti war movement, has also stood up for herself this week, but unlike Liz Wahl, she has decided to remain at her job, saying that she has complete editorial freedom on her own show, “Breaking the Set”.
Martin has still been outspoken about what is going on in the country, she recently made the following posts to her Facebook page:
First I get called a “Russian propagandist” for toeing the RT line, now I am getting vitriol from people claiming I “sold out” to Western imperialism because I voiced an opinion that I believe in. I am against military intervention. Period. And no, I am not going to Crimea.
“During the last two days I have not only put my job on the line by speaking out against Russia, but now I’ve been smeared by hack establishment journalists for my past activism that got me to this point. I knew the day would eventually come where I would be victimized by the disgusting corporate media machine I call out every day.”
Martin also made waves appearing on the Piers Morgan show, where she blasted the “corporate media establishment”