Kim's Recent Essays...
US International Broadcasting: Success Requires Independence and Consolidation.
In International Broadcasting, Even the Static Must be Credible.
America Calling China: A Strategy for International Broadcasting.
TPM, 31 Jan 2013, David Taintor: "One woman wrote in to ask, 'Can the rest of the world be persuaded to give up their arsenal when the image of the United States is that of the world's bully? Don't we indeed need to change the perception and the reality before asking folks to lay down their arms, nuclear or otherwise?' Hagel responded on-air, 'Well, her observation is a good one and it's relevant. Yes to her question.' Cruz used the woman's question -- and Hagel's answer -- to suggest that the defense secretary nominee agreed with the statement." -- My interpretation of the woman's words is that the United States has the image of a bully, not that the United States is a bully. It appears that Senator Hagel was agreeing with that interpretation of what the woman had written.
TPM, 12 Feb 2013, Tom Kludt: "Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-OK) on Tuesday commended Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for playing a footage of an 2009 appearance that defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel made on Al Jazeera during last month's testy confirmation hearing. Inhofe thanked Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) for 'bending the rules a little bit' in allowing Cruz to play the footage during the hearing." With video.