The White House accused Voice of America of propaganda in favor of China and Russia

Amid the raging COVID-19 epidemic in the United States, the White House accused Voice of America (VOA), an American public radio company, of uncritically covering Chinese propaganda to contain the infection. This is reported by National Public Radio (NPR) - an American media NGO that unites a network of 900 radio stations.

The White House administration does not miss the opportunity to attack the media, which criticize the current president of the United States.

The VOA too often speaks for America's opponents, not its citizens. Journalists should report the facts, but the VOA has stepped up Beijing's propaganda instead

- said in an official statement of the White House.

The VOA was attacked by the White House for a tweet that featured a light show in Wuhan, China. The Chinese celebrated the end of quarantine and the victory over COVID-19.

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- The White House said in a statement.

The White House was outraged that the VOA called China's efforts in Wuhan to contain the coronavirus a “model” for other countries. Attention was drawn that Chinese official statistics were dubious and had previously been criticized, including Voices of America.

VOA Director Amanda Bennett, in turn, stated that media rights are enshrined in the 1976 Federal Law, signed by President Gerald R. Ford, who, like Trump, was a Republican. Bennett emphasized that VOA adheres to the facts and has repeatedly criticized China.

Joel Simon, executive director of the Journalism Protection Committee, stood for VOA. He was outraged by the White House attacks on the media, "traditionally opposing authoritarian countries with high censorship, whose citizens are in dire need of true information."

Ted Lipien, a former VOA deputy director, wrote on Facebook that the video from Wuhan was the last on a series of occasions when the VOA posted raw videos of what was essentially a “propaganda event.” He also cited video content from Russia, China and Iran. Events from these countries were covered "as is", which in turn worked for opponents of the United States.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker April 12 2020 10: 29
    Here is how, after this White House statement, not to wish this nation sd .... (die)? They are openly outraged that someone has joy! Therefore, I repeat:

    If such a cow dies in such a neighbor, it’s not a pity.
  2. Felix Chuykov Offline Felix Chuykov
    Felix Chuykov (Felix Chuykov) April 12 2020 14: 39

    Restoring the Union is not an easy task:
    Europe, States, autonomy scream ...
    But only together we succeed, prospering,
    Extend the moments of a magical moment!

    Felix Chuykov
    05 декабря 2019 года
  3. Blondy Offline Blondy
    Blondy (Blondy) April 12 2020 16: 02
    This should be studied at philological faculty, as an example of oxymoron: Voice of America is engaged in propaganda in favor of China and Russia.