UPDATE: Russia Today America Responds To Anchor Who Quit During Newscast, Saying Network “Whitewashes The Actions Of Putin”

Update: 5:30 AM: RT has released a statement  about Liz Wahl’s resignation: “When a journalist disagrees with the editorial position of his or her organization, the usual course of action is to address those grievances with the editor, and, if they cannot be resolved, to quit like a professional. But when someone makes a big public show of a personal decision, it is nothing more than a self-promotional stunt. We wish Liz the best of luck on her chosen path.”

Previous, Wednesday PM: Liz Wahl is out of a job — and into the spotlight. The Washington-based American anchor for Russia Today America quit during a live newscast tonight, citing the network’s slanted coverage of the crisis in Crimea. “I think the propagandist nature of RT came out in full force,” she told CNN’s Anderson Cooper later. “RT is not about the truth. It’s about promoting a Putinist agenda, and I can tell you firsthand it’s also about bashing America.” Russia Today is based in Moscow and funded by the government there. Here’s how her resignation went down:

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