On Monday, RT’s Breaking the Set host Abby Martin, an American journalist based in Washington, ended her show by saying something “from [her] heart about the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine and Russia’s military occupation of Crimea.” What followed was a short monologue that may have surprised the channel’s mostly pro-Russian viewers:
"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 military intervention in sovereign nations’ affairs. What Russia did is wrong," said Martin, shaking her papers with emphasis. "I will not sit here and apologize or defend military aggression."
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