Recently RT anchor Liz Wahl resigned & complained about the outlet for “promoting a Putinist agenda.” She did this after interviewing Ron Paul about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and has claimed the interview was censored. But what does Ron Paul think?
“She did bring my name up on this and yet I was quite satisfied with the interview”.
Does Ron Paul feel his views were censored? No. Paul says, “The position that I had got reported exactly the way it was supposed to” adding “I think if somebody allows me to speak out and tell the truth and they put it on the TV, I can’t complain too much about it”
Ron Paul clearly does not feel the interview was censored, a position which directly contrasts Whal’s claim. In his video addressing the Whal resignation on The Ron Paul Channel, the former congressman said:
“I would say that essentially it all got in there in a fair and balanced manner, but she had implied something that they did that they edited something I said that might have benefited her position, I don’t recall any of that. I thought the report and the essence of what they put on TV was exactly the message I was trying to get out.”
Paul acknowledges bias at RT, but says it pales in comparison to most US media:
“…I recognize exactly who Russia Today is, but they have given me a fair shake all the time, and if you think back and I think back on quite a few occasions about some of the treatment I got in the campaign. I mean it was malicious, it was horrible and very biased, and they were caught in it many times…”
Paul suggests that Wahl identifies with the neo-con agenda for foreign intervention but says he is not sure if this was a publicity stunt following Abby Martin’s statement and subsequent media attention. In contrast to Wahl, Abby Martin is staying with RT and has shown herself to be consistently dedicated to the truth. Martin has consistently opposed military intervention, but US media has opportunistically jumped on her recent comments about Russia while ignoring US military aggression and her comments opposing it for years.
Martin recent spoke to Piers Morgan on CNN bemoaning “the corporate media coverage almost wanting to revive the Cold War” adding “warmonger and fearmonger the American people.” She questioned Morgan, “Why do I have to work for RT to tell the truth about corporations and the US government? I mean, seriously, you guys are beholden to advertisers that you cannot criticize.”
The full video is worth watching as it contains much more than is quoted here. You can watch the full video at The Ron Paul Channel
Sources for this article:
1. Russia Coverage: RT, Liz Wahl and Media Biashttp://www.ronpaulchannel.com/video/russia-coverage-rt-liz-wahl-media-bias/
2. Piers Morgan Interviews Abby Martin on CNN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jX_B5tmCfU
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