Tag Archives: Voice of America

Trump Appointee Spent Millions Investigating Staff

NPR reports: Last summer, an appointee of former President Donald Trump was irate because he could not simply fire top executives who had warned him that some of his plans might be illegal. Michael Pack, who was CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media that oversees Voice of America, in August suspended those top executives. He also immediately ordered …

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Biden Fires Cultist Head Of Federal Media Agencies

NBC News reports: The Trump appointee overseeing the Voice of America and other U.S.-funded broadcasters resigned on Wednesday at the request of the Biden administration, after a tumultuous tenure marked by accusations he was undermining the networks’ editorial independence. Michael Pack, CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, said his resignation was effective at 2 p.m. EST, just two …

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Cultist Plots Lasting Control Over Federal Media

NPR reports: Michael Pack’s stormy tenure over the federal agency that oversees government-funded broadcasters abroad — including Voice of America — appears to be coming to a close. Yet President Trump’s appointee has sparked an internal outcry by taking bold steps to try to cement his control over at least two of the networks and shape the course of their …

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Trump Appointee And Bannon Acolyte Michael Pack Shreds Editorial “Firewall” At US State Media Agencies

NBC News reports: A senior U.S. official appointed by President Donald Trump has scrapped a federal regulation designed to protect the editorial independence of Voice of America and other U.S.-funded media outlets, amid accusations he is undermining the journalistic credibility of the broadcasters. Michael Pack, CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media who rescinded the editorial “firewall” regulation late …

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Trump Admin Hires Far-Right Radio Host In Continuing Push To Turn VOA Into Pro-Trump Propaganda Outlet

The Guardian reports: The Trump administration has accelerated its purge of the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM), in what critics warn is a further step towards turning Voice of America and other public broadcasters into propaganda outlets. Seven senior officials had their security clearances withdrawn this week, making it impossible for them to continue in their roles. They included …

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Biden Spox: Trump’s VOA Hand Puppet Will Be Fired

Vox reports: If Joe Biden wins the presidency, he’s promising at least one staffing change: firing the CEO of a US-funded global media agency who’s accused of trying to turn it into a propaganda shop aligned with Donald Trump’s ideology. Andrew Bates, a spokesperson for the former vice president’s campaign, told me Biden will oust Michael Pack from his Senate-confirmed …

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WH: Voice Of America Pushes “Chinese Propaganda”

From the editorial board of the Washington Post: The White House has just confirmed, no doubt unintentionally, that the U.S. government’s premier international broadcaster, Voice of America, is independent from the Trump administration. A shrill commentary posted on the White House website Friday assailed VOA for “promoting propaganda” of the Chinese government about the novel coronavirus epidemic. The evidence? A …

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