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Liberal media alarmed US propaganda arm Voice of America may ‘become propaganda’ (the wrong kind) under Trump nominee CEO

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11.07.2020

Ever since Michael Pack was confirmed by the Senate in early June to lead the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM), there has been a steady drumbeat of alarmist stories about how this nominee of President Donald Trump was ruining everything. Vindictive employees purged by Pack went so far as to reveal the USAGM has served as a conduit to “pro-democracy protesters” in Hong Kong, thinking nothing of it.

The latest outrage is over what Pack “might” decide to do, with the New York Times and the Guardian citing anonymous sources and recently fired employees to paint a picture of potential death for journalists from Thailand, Cambodia or China if they lose their visas.

As many as 100 foreign citizens working for Voice of America (VOA) might not have their visas extended once they expire, according to people familiar with the planning,” the Times reported, adding that this could be a blow” to VOA’s news-gathering abilities. Pack has indicated he may not approve extensions” of J-1 visas.

The Times even brings in David Ensor, a former director of VOA, to explain that “J-1 visas are a crucial tool for management to get the talent that is........

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