The Office of the Director of National Intelligence report on Russian “interference” in the 2016 US presidential election contained a lengthy and detailed attack on RT’s programming. It specifically cited “Breaking the Set,” a popular RT America show that went off the air two years ago, hosted by Abby Martin. The report criticized the show for promoting “radical discontent.” Martin joins RT America’s Anya Parampil to respond and offer an impassioned defense of RT.

Abby Martin is a journalist and presenter of The Empire Files, a weekly investigative news program on teleSUR English. She was formerly the host of Breaking the Set on RT America network, working from the Washington, D.C. bureau. Abby also is an artist and activist who founded the citizen journalism organization Media Roots. She serves on the board of directors for the Media Freedom Foundation which manages Project Censored. Abby appeared in the documentary film Project Censored The Movie: Ending the Reign of Junk Food News (2013), and co-directed 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film (2013). Follow her on twitter @AbbyMartin