FAKE NEWS: No, Trump Isn’t Trying To Take Control Of State-Run Broadcasters


The Washington Post editorial Chapman linked to rails against an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that repeals the bipartisan Broadcasting Board of Governors, which serves as a buffer between the government and the state-run media outlets Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. The board will be replaced with a chief executive appointed by the president with an advisory panel filled with members that are also presidential appointments.

“With a confirming vote by the GOP-controlled Senate, President-elect Donald Trump will be able to install the editor of Breitbart News or another propagandist of his choice to direct how the United States is presented to the world by VOA, or how Russia is covered by RL,” the editorial reads. “If Congress’s intention was for U.S. broadcasting to rival the Kremlin’s, it may well get its wish.” – READ MORE

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