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TV anchorwoman criticizes Kremlin on Ukraine

Abby Martin

WASHINGTON (AP) - An anchorwoman on a Kremlin-funded TV network is standing by her criticism of Russia's military incursion in Ukraine, saying she would rather risk her job and "go down on the right side of history."

Abby Martin, a Washington-based newswoman for Russia Today, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the network has decided not to fire her for harshly condemning Moscow on the air for sending in troops to take control of much of Crimea, a peninsula in the Black Sea.

During the Monday broadcast of her show, Martin said she was strongly against any state intervention into the affairs of a sovereign nation and pledged to keep "telling the truth" as she sees it if prevents another Cold War.

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john4law March 05 2014 at 5:38 PM

Russians Journalists who have been outspoken critics of Putin have wound up dead and their murder cases speedily marked closed by investitgators. She is taking a very big risk and she must be very committed and brave.

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Torak john4law March 05 2014 at 7:56 PM

She's also in Washington. Not Moscow. So the Russians might have a hard time doing anything.

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sandinbox Torak March 05 2014 at 8:29 PM

They've been able to get people all over the world. I hope she gets another job with another network. A brave woman....so few of them left anymore....Someone who stands up for what rights??? OMG...I love her!!!

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Gerrie March 05 2014 at 4:01 PM

some of you in here sound like your in elementary school calling others names on the school yard! "i know I am so what are you"!!!!

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GENE March 05 2014 at 4:26 PM


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tornekrayville March 05 2014 at 6:57 PM

Hmm - Abby's show today was a re-broadcast of a Feb. 25th episode. I hope she is still around. Go Gettem ABBY !!!

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gmj123 March 05 2014 at 3:25 PM

The woman has guts. After she is fired by the Kremlin, she can get a job at FOX News.

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walk1111 March 05 2014 at 3:41 PM

Notice how many posts make reference to Fox News? Truth is truth regardless of the venue.

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Gerrie walk1111 March 05 2014 at 3:59 PM

so if I say cnn more it is the truth is the truth too?

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vplaporte March 05 2014 at 3:18 PM

She has guts, thats whats lacking in this country today.

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irinaks March 05 2014 at 3:14 PM

I was watching her today on TV talking about her position. She mentioned that TV admin suggested she go to Crimea to see what's going on on the spot and then report. She said she had respectfully declined the offer.

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aussiedog March 05 2014 at 4:47 PM

I give her credit although I am surpised, usually RT has a pretty heavy dose of propaganda.

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ejmaniacjohnson March 05 2014 at 7:55 PM

Refusing to spout the party line, eh comrade? This is refreshing after listening to the propaganda laden broadcasts of RT, where the US can do no right and Russia can do no wrong. Democracy is still an ongoing experiment and we are not prefect. But I'll stack our record up against that of the USSR and its failed brand of communism any time. Yes, it me waving the flag.

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aicomputers2 ejmaniacjohnson March 05 2014 at 8:36 PM

She's a US citizen.

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