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News Anchor Quits Russian State Run Network Live On Air

Liz Wahl quit. On live TV. And yes it had everything to do with Ukraine and Crimea.

She was born in America after her family fled to America to escape Russian forces during the 1956 Hungarian revolution. An American citizen, she lives here and worked as an anchor for “Russia Today” on a Russian state run network. This week, she quit. Live.

It was the broadcasting version of the flight attendant who cursed out his passengers, grabbed a beer off the beverage cart, deployed the emergency chute and slid his way to a new life. Except far classier, far more principled. “I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government that whitewashes the actions of Putin,” Wahl said, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Good for her. Here’s the video of the moment apparently no one knew was coming.

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