CNN Host Engages in Gatekeeping, Dismisses Key Aspect of Liz Wahl’s Resignation in Interview With Her

By: Monday March 24, 2014 7:55 am

CNN’s Brian Stelter effectively did is play a role as a gatekeeper. He decided during the segment that a possibly significant and interesting aspect to Liz Wahl’s resignation—her link to a senior fellow at a neoconservative foreign policy think tank—was unimportant to understanding the story of Wahl. He disregarded the work of journalists, who chose to cover something no one in US media had thought to ask questions about before having Wahl on their programs.

 

Liz Wahl’s RT Resignation Apparent Neoconservative Stunt

By: Thursday March 20, 2014 3:45 pm

In hindsight the stagecraft is rather obvious as the Truthdig piece points out – Tweets by the Foreign Policy Initiative indicating prior knowledge of Wahl’s resignation and the interview coming right after the fact with Kirchick makes it even more clear. The question then is why did the mainstream media fall for it? Or did they just not care?

How Liz Wahl Worked With Bill Kristol’s Neocon Think Tank to Plan Her Resignation From RT

By: Wednesday March 19, 2014 4:27 pm

Journalists Rania Khalek and Max Blumenthal published a story on the resignation of Russia Today anchor Liz Wahl. It strongly suggests that Bloody Bill Kristol, a fellow for the neoconservative think tank Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI), played a key role in Wahl’s decision to leave the network a couple weeks ago.

What the US Media’s Celebration of Protesting RT Anchors Conveniently Ignores

By: Thursday March 6, 2014 9:20 am

In the past few days, the Russian state-funded media organization, RT, has had two of its staff members express some level of protest against the editorial line of the organization and how it is currently covering the Russia-Ukraine “crisis” that has been unfolding.

Liz Wahl Just Realized The R In RT Stands For Russia

By: Thursday March 6, 2014 7:35 am

Imagine a world where one day you realize you are working for “them.” The job you have had for over two years – in which you apparently thought you worked for an initialed organization with no background – is actually a state media company. Mysteriously, a foreign government has been putting money into your checking account during your pay periods, almost like they know that is when you get paid.

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