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(New York Daily News)   RT news anchor Liz Wahl quits on air, saying that she can't work for a network that "whitewashes the actions of Putin." A journalist with ethics... who woulda thunkski. w/vid   (nydailynews.com) divider line 24
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2014-03-06 03:36:15 AM
13 votes:

HotWingAgenda: God-is-a-Taco: I had no idea RT had a branch for American TV. I figured their wackiness was confined to text.
A Filiipino working for a Russian news agency in the US. Huh.

Not a Filipina. A child of Hungarian refugees from Russian pogroms. Who for some reason chose to work for the Russian propaganda agency.


I'm not sure about her news background, but within the news industry, if you're working in Podunk, Nebraska and you get a call from Seattle (9th largest market in the US), you take the job unless it's so morally reprehensible (like, justifying 9/11 or something) you absolutely cannot fathom stomaching it for a nanosecond.

She rightly said she'd walked a tenuous moral and ethical line: so have many of us who have worked in television news. And many of us reached a point where we were no longer willing to do that. I reached mine when a producer deliberately chose not to verify facts--which he could have done with a phone call--and instead chose to air falsehoods that he knew to be false that he also knew were causing a local panic despite being presented with the facts and the means of verifying them (one of the anchors chose to verify the facts and reported the incident to the station manager, who gave the producer an unpaid two week vacation for his trouble, but by then, the damage had been done). Clearly, Wahl reached her point where she was no longer willing to accept a paycheck this week. Good for her.

Criticizing a newscaster (possibly a journalist--some are, some are not) for finding their integrity seems to me to be precisely the wrong thing to do, but hey--this is Fark. Beer and snark are required, logic is not. ;)

...just don't biatch to me about the media not having any integrity when you snipe and biatch when someone in the media finally shows some.
2014-03-06 12:33:45 AM
9 votes:

Triumph: 2xhelix: Your turn Fox News anchors.

Bet she's working there within a week. Probably within two days. The heroine who stood up to Putin while Obama cowered. Roger Ailes will milk that for all it's worth.



If she quit one network that was praising Putin, why would she go to another that's doing the same thing?
2014-03-05 09:15:51 PM
4 votes:
Your turn Fox News anchors.
2014-03-06 04:27:25 AM
3 votes:

gweilo8888: demaL-demaL-yeH: Now with irrelevant link goodness. (around 0:37)

FTFY. I am well aware what a glottal stop is, and it's not part of the correct pronunciation of Putin's surname. Or do we just make up our own pronunciations for major political figures now?

This is no more correct than it would be to refer to President Erhbarmah or Prime Minister Daveed Camehrown. News readers are supposed to use correct pronunciation, not just make it up because they're lazy.


Did it ever occur to your genius intellect that maybe she didn't perfectly enunciate Putin's name because she was nervous about going off script and resigning on air?

The fact that you're making such a big deal out of this makes me wonder if you've ever been exposed to different cultures. I can't imagine how miserable your life must be if something as innocent and insignificant as this pisses you off.
2014-03-06 07:55:56 AM
2 votes:
And here come the Fark Independents to rip her apart for daring to criticize their new hero.
2014-03-06 03:51:09 AM
2 votes:

grimlock1972: So when does she get reassigned to cover the siberian gulag beat?


Never. US citizens who are in the US don't get sent to Russian prisons. We don't have an extradition treaty with them.
2014-03-06 03:39:16 AM
2 votes:

HotWingAgenda: God-is-a-Taco: I had no idea RT had a branch for American TV. I figured their wackiness was confined to text.
A Filiipino working for a Russian news agency in the US. Huh.

Not a Filipina. A child of Hungarian refugees from Russian pogroms. Who for some reason chose to work for the Russian propaganda agency.


She may have bought the idea that Russia was part of the modern world now, or even that moderate russian speaking journos could do some good.. and then realised how silly that is with a warmongering KGB officer in charge.
2014-03-06 03:18:26 AM
2 votes:

God-is-a-Taco: I had no idea RT had a branch for American TV. I figured their wackiness was confined to text.
A Filiipino working for a Russian news agency in the US. Huh.


Not a Filipina. A child of Hungarian refugees from Russian pogroms. Who for some reason chose to work for the Russian propaganda agency.
2014-03-06 03:12:43 AM
2 votes:
If she had ethics she wouldn't have joined the Russian government's PR firm in the first place.
2014-03-06 03:08:19 AM
2 votes:
I had no idea RT had a branch for American TV. I figured their wackiness was confined to text.
A Filiipino working for a Russian news agency in the US. Huh.
2014-03-06 12:49:38 AM
2 votes:

SilentStrider: If she quit one network that was praising Putin, why would she go to another that's doing the same thing?


Because they spelled her name right on the check?
2014-03-06 10:41:02 AM
1 votes:

CtrlAltDestroy: Ask Jane Akre how well Fox News likes it when their own people point out how they're full of shiat. Hint - they fire your ass and will go to court to defend their "right" to knowingly lie.


Problem is she didn't work for Fox News, she worked for a Fox affiliate.
2014-03-06 08:43:31 AM
1 votes:

demaL-demaL-yeH: gweilo8888: demaL-demaL-yeH: Now with irrelevant link goodness. (around 0:37)

FTFY. I am well aware what a glottal stop is, and it's not part of the correct pronunciation of Putin's surname. Or do we just make up our own pronunciations for major political figures now?

This is no more correct than it would be to refer to President Erhbarmah or Prime Minister Daveed Camehrown. News readers are supposed to use correct pronunciation, not just make it up because they're lazy.

So you're finally admitting you hear the glottal stop, which is an allophone for an alveolar stop in English English, and is becoming one in Murrican English.
Stop trying to use a prescriptive grammar hammer on a descriptive grammar screw.
/Personally prefers French pronunciation and semantics for Putin.


I see what you did there.
2014-03-06 08:35:28 AM
1 votes:

gweilo8888: demaL-demaL-yeH: Now with irrelevant link goodness. (around 0:37)

FTFY. I am well aware what a glottal stop is, and it's not part of the correct pronunciation of Putin's surname. Or do we just make up our own pronunciations for major political figures now?

This is no more correct than it would be to refer to President Erhbarmah or Prime Minister Daveed Camehrown. News readers are supposed to use correct pronunciation, not just make it up because they're lazy.


So you're finally admitting you hear the glottal stop, which is an allophone for an alveolar stop in English English, and is becoming one in Murrican English.
Stop trying to use a prescriptive grammar hammer on a descriptive grammar screw.
/Personally prefers French pronunciation and semantics for Putin.
2014-03-06 06:17:21 AM
1 votes:

way south: DrPainMD: Let me get this straight: she becomes a journalist, knowing that the purpose of journalism is to lie, distort and misinform, all in an attempt to sway the opinions of the viewers, then goes to work for a news outlet that lies, distorts and misinforms, all in an attempt to sway the opinions of the viewers, then gets upset that the news organization lies, distorts and misinforms, all in an attempt to sway the opinions of the viewers, and then quits. What's she going to do now? Work for another news organization that lies, distorts and misinforms, all in an attempt to sway the opinions of the viewers?

Current events caused her to remember the journalistic ideal about fair reporting of facts.
She was perfectly fine with the system being biased until now, because it was biased against people she disliked.

/What was started by CNN and Fox the world's very first journalist is now a global infection.


FTFY
2014-03-06 05:22:08 AM
1 votes:

DrPainMD: Let me get this straight: she becomes a journalist, knowing that the purpose of journalism is to lie, distort and misinform, all in an attempt to sway the opinions of the viewers, then goes to work for a news outlet that lies, distorts and misinforms, all in an attempt to sway the opinions of the viewers, then gets upset that the news organization lies, distorts and misinforms, all in an attempt to sway the opinions of the viewers, and then quits. What's she going to do now? Work for another news organization that lies, distorts and misinforms, all in an attempt to sway the opinions of the viewers?


Show us on the doll where the journalist touched you.
2014-03-06 03:55:44 AM
1 votes:

Aigoo: HotWingAgenda: God-is-a-Taco: I had no idea RT had a branch for American TV. I figured their wackiness was confined to text.
A Filiipino working for a Russian news agency in the US. Huh.

Not a Filipina. A child of Hungarian refugees from Russian pogroms. Who for some reason chose to work for the Russian propaganda agency.

I'm not sure about her news background, but within the news industry, if you're working in Podunk, Nebraska and you get a call from Seattle (9th largest market in the US), you take the job unless it's so morally reprehensible (like, justifying 9/11 or something) you absolutely cannot fathom stomaching it for a nanosecond.

She rightly said she'd walked a tenuous moral and ethical line: so have many of us who have worked in television news. And many of us reached a point where we were no longer willing to do that. I reached mine when a producer deliberately chose not to verify facts--which he could have done with a phone call--and instead chose to air falsehoods that he knew to be false that he also knew were causing a local panic despite being presented with the facts and the means of verifying them (one of the anchors chose to verify the facts and reported the incident to the station manager, who gave the producer an unpaid two week vacation for his trouble, but by then, the damage had been done). Clearly, Wahl reached her point where she was no longer willing to accept a paycheck this week. Good for her.

Criticizing a newscaster (possibly a journalist--some are, some are not) for finding their integrity seems to me to be precisely the wrong thing to do, but hey--this is Fark. Beer and snark are required, logic is not. ;)

...just don't biatch to me about the media not having any integrity when you snipe and biatch when someone in the media finally shows some.


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2014-03-06 03:39:45 AM
1 votes:

demaL-demaL-yeH: gweilo8888: Who is this "Poo-inn" she refers to? (64 seconds into the video.)

You missed the glottal stop. Listen to the word "little" and no further.
/Sorry, the first example I found.


I didn't miss anything. I listened to it twice, and she skips the "t" which should be there in the official Russian pronunciation.

You'd think somebody working as on-air talent for a Russian-owned network would know how to pronounce the Russian president's name.
2014-03-06 03:18:21 AM
1 votes:

steerforth: If she had ethics she wouldn't have joined the Russian government's PR firm in the first place.


Whatever. If the check cleared, I'd take the cash, and give a big middle finger to Putin in the process, just like she did. In fact, that was the most American thing she could ever do.
2014-03-06 03:14:59 AM
1 votes:
She can get a job for one of the major networks where she can whitewash stories about the democrats and Obama.  lol
2014-03-06 03:12:28 AM
1 votes:
So I don't watch much of RT, thought I don't turn away from it when linked to it.  I'm old enough her story sounds plausible because you know, Russians don't take a dumpsonwithout a plan

But then I wonder why it took her so long, until now to say something about it. And also seeing how at so many media outlets the people who work there shift from one outlet to another, why hasn't this been reported on before from other places, 60 minutes, Fox, Mother Jones, ...

And then I wonder, just because we then have RT who seem biased, and Fox who seems biased in similar ways, and claims that MSNBC is biased in similar ways, well, what about Al Jazeera America?
2014-03-06 03:11:10 AM
1 votes:
The nature of RT wasn't exactly a secret when she applied...
2014-03-06 01:08:58 AM
1 votes:
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Put the bullet hole right back here.
2014-03-06 12:13:59 AM
1 votes:

2xhelix: Your turn Fox News anchors.


Bet she's working there within a week. Probably within two days. The heroine who stood up to Putin while Obama cowered. Roger Ailes will milk that for all it's worth.
 
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