'Russia Today' Anchor Abby Martin Blasts Russia's Occupation of Ukraine in On-Air Tirade: VIDEO


Russia Today anchor Abby Martin took a moment at the end of her broadcast to speak out against Russia's occupation of Ukraine.

Said Martin:

"Just because I work here for RT doesn't mean I don't have editorial independence and I can't stress enough how strongly I am against any state intervention in a sovereign nation's affairs. What Russia did was wrong..."

Martin called the coverage of what Russia is doing in Ukraine "truly disappointing" and "rife with disinformation." She called the Ukrainian people "the real losers here."


RT is funded by the federal budget of Russia through the Federal Agency on Press and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation.

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  1. I read that as "anchor baby"

    Posted by: Steve | Mar 4, 2014 9:14:54 AM

  2. Good for her! I hope she has her resume in order.

    Posted by: Josh | Mar 4, 2014 9:15:59 AM

  3. And after a commercial break, a different anchor was reading the news.

    Ms. Martin was never seen again.

    Posted by: Gregory In Seattle | Mar 4, 2014 9:32:55 AM

  4. Good for her.

    Posted by: Tim | Mar 4, 2014 9:46:09 AM

  5. Hope that she has a warm coat. Those gulags can be freezing this time of year . . .

    Posted by: Mike | Mar 4, 2014 9:54:28 AM

  6. Welcome to Siberia, Abby

    Posted by: Bubba | Mar 4, 2014 9:58:15 AM

  7. she will end up in jail despite greenwald and snowdens praise for russia being a bastion of liberty

    Posted by: Moz's | Mar 4, 2014 10:06:15 AM

  8. She's very brave.

    Posted by: anon | Mar 4, 2014 10:22:17 AM

  9. That is very brave of her and I hope she stays safe, not just in her job but as in her life!

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Mar 4, 2014 10:26:39 AM

  10. No gulags. She's American and working for RT America, probably in DC. But she could lose the job... Unless they want to show how evenhanded they are. Of course if she were in Russian on Russian TV, it would have been cut short AND she would lose the job.

    Posted by: KevinVt | Mar 4, 2014 10:40:05 AM

  11. Truth and Love, in the end, will always triumph. A courageous noble deed.

    Posted by: booka | Mar 4, 2014 11:18:33 AM

  12. Yup, if she were in Russia, it would be cuff slapped on and she'd be "disappeared" in less than 10 minutes. You'd never see her face on air again and she'd be a memory.

    Posted by: johnny | Mar 4, 2014 11:35:51 AM

  13. Good that she spoke her truth. Going along with the denial and propaganda doesn't do anyone any good, including Russia.

    However, humorous though some of the other comments may be, all of that may still happen to her if she sets foot in Russia.

    Let's not forget the many journalists in that area who have paid the price for speaking up or investigating in the past, including the ones who have been shot or poisoned quite dead.

    Posted by: edude | Mar 4, 2014 11:47:57 AM

  14. If only some gays could have the balls of this woman...

    Posted by: MArk | Mar 4, 2014 11:52:16 AM

  15. If Martin ever does another broadcast it will be from Siberia.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Mar 4, 2014 1:30:35 PM

  16. Very brave Abby. Speaking out against the old political norms and ways is the trademark of this generation of reporters and is what informs the young. Won't ever see/hear anything like this on Faux.

    She was honest in saying she doesn't know all the dynamics but that the most important thing was the innocent Ukrainians caught in the middle.

    Keep speaking out Abby.

    Posted by: SERIOUSLY | Mar 4, 2014 1:49:00 PM

  17. Bit late, I watch RT sometimes and it is just a Kremlin propaganda tool, she should have realised that years ago...

    Posted by: arch | Mar 4, 2014 5:04:12 PM

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