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Discrediting the West - an insider's view of Russia's RT

Discrediting the West - an insider's view of Russia's RT

Author(s):
Liz Wahl

RT - formerly Russia Today - pitches itself as an edgy, envelope-pushing organization that “questions more.” This international cable news channel is funded by the Russian government, and touts itself as a platform for alternative voices that it claims are censored by the corporate-driven mainstream media. 

Giving a voice to the voiceless is, indeed, a noble journalistic mission. However, my experience as an RT reporter and anchor was that RT's main goal is not to to seek truth and report it. Rather, the aim is to create confusion and sow distrust in Western governments and institutions by reporting anything which seems to discredit the West, and ignoring anything which is to its credit.

RT whistle-blower Liz Wahl tells her story for the Institute for Statecraft. 

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