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Russia Today reporter resigns in protest at MH17 coverage
Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday 18 July 2014 | Guardian (UK)

Posted on 07/18/2014 3:50:00 PM PDT by Zhang Fei

A London-based correspondent of Kremlin-funded news channel Russia Today has resigned in protest at its coverage of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Sara Firth, who worked at Russia Today for five years, described the channel’s reporting of the crash in which 298 people were killed, including a former BBC journalist, as the “straw that broke the camel’s back”.

Russia Today, which has been criticised as a propaganda mouthpiece for the Russian government, suggested Ukraine was to blame for the crash, while most media organisations have said it was shot down by a suspected Russian-made missile.

“It was the most shockingly obvious misinformation and it got to the point where I couldn’t defend it any more,” Firth told the Guardian.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: mh17; russia; russiatoday; sarafirth

1 posted on 07/18/2014 3:50:00 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei

It’s rare to find people in the media who have a conscience, and the nerve to stick to their principles. Good on this Reporter. Would that her respect for truth be contagious among media mouthpieces.

2 posted on 07/18/2014 3:59:05 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Zhang Fei

Rhetorical Question:
When was the last time a member/reporter for the Guardian or America’s Main Stream Media performed a similar honorable gesture?
How about the Joint Chiefs of Staff?
How about the Attorney General of the United States?
How about the President of the United States?

3 posted on 07/18/2014 4:12:57 PM PDT by BilLies ( it isn't the color of the skin, but culture that is embraced that degrades.)
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To: pallis

This is like the 3rd reporter that resigned from RT recently because it’s nothing but Putin/Russian propaganda. Yet I still see our resident Putinista’s posting RT stuff here as if were real news.

4 posted on 07/18/2014 4:26:47 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: BilLies

President you would have to go back to Nixon

5 posted on 07/18/2014 4:34:43 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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