Trump’s White House says America’s voice has relayed Chinese propaganda: NPR

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America’s voice defended Friday against critics of Trump’s White House on its cover of China. The headquarters of the federally funded news agency is shown here in Washington, D.C.

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America’s voice defended Friday against critics of Trump’s White House on its cover of China. The headquarters of the federally funded news agency is shown here in Washington, D.C.

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The Voice of America defended Friday against Trump’s White House accusations that the press service unreservedly relayed Chinese propaganda about this country’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

“VOA speaks too often for America’s adversaries – not for its citizens,” the White House said in a statement released on Thursday. ” Journalists Must Report the facts, but VOA rather amplified Beijing’s propaganda. “(Boldface reflects the original statement.)

The remark was notable even for an administration which lacks few opportunities to attack the press for reports which do not reflect the president well.

The statement was published under the title, “Voice of America spends your money talking about authoritarian regimes. He attacked VOA for, among other things, a tweet showing a video of a light show against the skyline of Wuhan. The show celebrated the end of isolation in this city, where the coronavirus really took off.

The White House statement also disputed the fact that the news agency called on Chinese efforts in Wuhan to contain the virus as a “model” for other nations. He said VOA relied on unverifiable Chinese government statistics in some reports. These figures have come under severe critical scrutiny from officials in other countries – and the press, including Voice of America journalists.



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