“Loa Phường” VOA đă được khai tử
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Michael Pack, người “đồng chí “của chiến lược gia chống cộng Steve Bannon đă được bổ nhiệm làm tổng giám đốc đài VOA, chấm dứt 25 năm phe thiên tả làm mưa làm gió và dùng VOA như một công cụ tuyên truyền cho cộng sản, mà những người Việt Nam chúng ta thường hay chê trách.
Các bạn có biết tổng giám đốc điều hành của đài VOA trước kia là ai không? Bà Amanda Bennett chính là vợ của Chairman of the Washington post company: Donald Graham, và bà này cũng là phóng viên cho tờ Wall Street Journal luôn, không lạ khi họ cứ “Ăn cơm quốc gia thờ ma cộng sản và chống đối TT Trump”.
Câu chuyện bắt đầu nóng lên khi TT Trump cáo buộc VOA tiếp tay cho Tàu cộng trong việc đưa tin về Wuhan virus, chính v́ thế Trump lại tiếp tục thúc giục Thượng Viện QH xác nhận bổ nhiệm Michael Pack để thay thế bà Bennett là người do Obama chỉ định trước đó.
Thế là lập tức nguyên cả cái đám truyền thông và đảng Dân Chủ súm lại chỉ trích dữ dội, cáo buộc đủ thứ, nhưng buồn cười là những ǵ họ cáo buộc Trump
th́ lại nhận ra chính là những điều họ đă làm trong quá khứ như lạm dụng tiền thuế của dân để tuyên truyền cho mục đích chính trị của họ.
In the past, every time a Trump nominee gets closer to a Senate confirmation hearing to head the International Broadcasting Bureau, the Dems and MSM tried to resist and raised false alarms to stop it.
Trump nominates conservative Michael Pack to head the U.S. Agency for Global Media, which runs VOA and its sister outlets like Radio Free Asia, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and the Cuba-focused Radio Marti.
Common people have long viewed VOA with suspicion, skeptical about its biased tendency. When Trump communications adviser Dan Scavino criticized VOA for its news coverage of China during the coronavirus crisis to his official Twitter account
with the comment on April 9th “American taxpayers—paying for China's very own propaganda, via the U.S. Government funded Voice of America! DISGRACE!!”
The next day, White House officially and publicly said VOA is using taxpayer money “to speak for authoritarian regimes.”
Trump measured and reviewed in several days later, calling VOA's coverage unacceptable and urged that the Senate confirm Pack.
A Loss for Anti-Trump Media Forces: Michael Pack Confirmed as Agency for Global Media Head
Helle Dale / @Helledale / June 08, 2020 / 14 Comments
After a delay of two years, on Thursday the U.S. Senate confirmed Michael Pack as the new chief executive officer of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, which oversees Voice of America.
Pack’s confirmation follows a period of unconscionable delay, strategizing, and obstructionism by Democratic members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He and his family have been in limbo for much too long.
This behavior culminated in a lengthy rant by Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., who has been a key member of the opposition, and who recently demanded a delay of the vote because of an official investigation of Pack’s finances that Menendez himself had instigated the day before.
Despite this, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., eventually moved the nomination, pressured by the White House. The final vote came in at 53-38, with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., voting with the Republicans.
Why was Pack’s nomination to lead the $700 million agency that oversees U.S. civilian media and communication assets so controversial? The fact is that even though Pack is well-qualified for the post, anti-Trump media forces have fanned the flames with scare-mongering, speculation, and very few facts.
This opposition includes some inside the U.S. Agency for Global Media who have powerful allies among the so-called mainstream media. The oft-repeated, but unsubstantiated allegation is that Pack will turn the agenda into a propaganda shop for the Trump administration.
There is bipartisan recognition of the need to reform the U.S. international broadcasting complex. In 2013, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, “The Broadcasting Board of Governors is practically defunct in terms of its capability to be able to tell a message around the world.”
It was President Barack Obama who signed into law the legislation that created the CEO position, for which Pack was just confirmed. This bill also disbanded the nine-member board that had been acting as a dysfunctional collective executive of the agency.
Allegations have arisen that President Donald Trump disbanded the board. No, Obama did, and did so because it wasn’t working. To his credit, Obama laid the groundwork for a more streamlined and better functioning broadcasting agency.
A number of challenges face Pack as he moves into his new position. As written into law, he will be supported by a four-member board with only advisory powers. For years, the agency has been plagued by scandals and bad management. Accountability needs to be restored.
Journalistic standards and respect for the mission outlined in the agency’s charter also have to be elevated. The agency is supposed to serve audiences around the world with objective and accurate reporting.
“The whole agency rests on the belief the reporters are independent, that no political influence is telling them how to report the news and what to say,” Pack stated at his hearing. “Without that trust, I think, the agency is completely undermined.”
Yet at the same time, the agency is also mandated to fairly present U.S. policy and discussion of the same. That second part of its mission often meets with entrenched opposition from the agency’s journalistic staff.
Beyond that, there is a question of personnel changes, which Pack will have the right and responsibility to make in order to improve the agency. Such changes will almost certainly be portrayed in the media as resulting from ideological motivations.
Michael Pack has a long track record as a professional and experienced media executive, with a background that spans the Broadcasting Board of Governors (as the U.S. Agency for Global Media used to be called) and National Public Radio. He can be trusted to make good and reasonable choices.
Tân Tổng Giám Đốc Điều Hành
U.S. Agency for Global Media, bao gồm Voice of America (VOA)
cùng với Radio Free Asia, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and the Cuba-focused Radio Marti.
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