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'I'm proud to be American — and that is why after this newscast, I'm resigning'

Wednesday evening, Liz Wahl, an anchor for the Russian-backed, English language news organization RT, quit on air after denouncing Russia's invasion of Crimea. Suddenly, RT became known across the social media universe. But Journalism Professor Ann Cooper says it and other state-sponsored news channels generally dwell in obscurity.