U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) has failed to report on President Trump’s Monday statement on Charlottesville for more than an hour after he finished his remarks.
Russia’s RT and BBC carried President Trump’s Charlottesville violence statement live on Facebook; the Voice of America did not.
VOA’s Facebook page has not been updated for at least an hour. President Trump said in his statement “Racism is evil – and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including KKK, Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, and other hate groups are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”
This is VOA News Homepage Screen Shot 2017-08-14 at 1:51 PM ET.
This is VOA News Facebook Screen Shot 2017-08-14 at 1:56 PM
VOA report “Trump Denounces White Supremacists Who Staged Deadly Rally” was not posted on the VOA website until 1:56 PM ET. The report says “last updated” at 1:56 PM ET, but it could not be found on the VOA homepage before that time.
President Trump finished his statement at 12:43 PM ET.
The VOA News Facebook page had its first post on President Trump’s statement at about 2:00 PM ET.
Both BBC and RT and most other major media outlets carried President Trump’s Charlottesville violence statement live.