The audacity of VOA to report the news.

Posted: 28 Mar 2009   Print   Send a link
"Why is the taxpayer-funded Voice of America, chartered to help America's image overseas, trading in unproven allegations of CIA torture of detainees? And why illustrate the article with a picture from Abu Ghraib? Check out this article on the VOA's website, and ask yourself why your tax dollars are paying to spread leftist propaganda?" Thomas Lifson, American Thinker, 24 March 2009. American Thinkers tend to be unclear about basic concepts. VOA is not chartered to help America's image, but to provide news to places where that news is, domestically, deficient. This story, reported widely, e.g. The American Conservative, 18 March 2009, would have been a conspicuous absence if not reported by VOA.