Tag Archive: Eliot Engel

The BBG Troll Farm

  OPINION   The BBG Troll Farm   US Government International Media Information War Lost   By The Federalist   We have a Part Two to the commentary “The BBG Comedy Club” but it will have to wait for the…
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Just The Facts?!? on BBG

OPINION Just The Facts?!?   US Government International Media Information War Lost   By The Federalist     The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) got a lot of press on what amounts to fake news: an alleged two-person “coup” attempt…
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Cheerful ignorance of facts about Voice of America

BBG Watch Commentary The writer of this journalistically confused and one sided New Republic article about the Voice of America (VOA) “cheerfully” reports several non-facts and half truths that come close to being ” fake news”: “Republicans have worked to…
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HFAC Chair Ed Royce welcomes elimination of BBG board

BBG Watch Commentary House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) welcomed the House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 with the provision on eliminating the governing board of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the…
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Defunct BBG Board to bite the dust

BBG Watch Commentary In the end even the Obama White House had enough of the “practically defunct“ (Hillary Clinton’s words) Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) which has for years mismanaged U.S. international media outreach. Under a deal between the White…
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VOA live convention views less than 0.0001% in China, 0.006% in Russia, 0.03% in Iran

BBG Watch Commentary According to Voice of America Director Ms.Amanda  Bennett’s figures, less than 0.0001% Mandarin speakers, 0.0004% English speakers, 0.002% Spanish speakers, 0.006% Russian speakers, and 0.03% Persian speakers watched VOA’s live online streaming of Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump’s speech last week at the Republican National Convention…
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