VSHina has grown so powerful, her influence and wealth so great, that even the media in the capital of the free world will promote her communist agitprop for a slice of the pie.
I don’t know if this is a failure of western journalism or of the free market.
“The Chinese Communist Party has paid a Washington, DC radio station $ 4.4 million over the past two years to broadcast propaganda,” he added. Washington Free Beacon reports this week.
The report added, “The Virginia-based Potomac Media Group detailed its lucrative contract with the Communist Party’s International Communications Planning Bureau in documents filed with the Justice Department last Thursday. As part of the deal, WCRW of Potomac Media, an AM station, broadcasts content from China Global Television Network and a series of talk shows that showcase China in a positive light.
This is the part where we stop to point out that the figure of $ 4.4 million represents payments for the past two years only. We only know that number because the Virginia-based media group was required by the Justice Department in 2019 to register as a foreign agent.
It turns out, however, that Potomac Media Group has been broadcasting CCP propaganda since at least 1992, just a few years after the Tiananmen Square massacre. While we don’t have records for the years 1992 to 2018, it may be safe to assume that the US-based organization has committed murder (perhaps literally) in the past 29 years by making the propaganda of a genocidal regime. After all, Potomac Media Group raised almost $ 5 million between July 2019 and August 2021. Imagine how much it has earned in total since the days of the Clinton presidency.
“Potomac Media’s file with the Justice Department provides detailed details of its deal with the International Communications Planning Bureau, a branch of the Communist Party’s propaganda department,” the Washington Free Beacon reports. “The Planning Office can review the shows and check the programming, depending on the contract. Potomac Media is required to provide the Planning Office with reports on public outreach, commentary and “international organization rating”.
Unfortunately, Potomac Media Group is not the only American news organization producing pro-CCP content in exchange for Chinese blood money. the New York Times, the the Wall Street newspaper, and the Financial Time recently participated in similar content deals with China.
It is remarkable that Potomac Media Group has been in business with Communist China for so long without apparently the slightest remorse or introspection. Think about it. You’re a US-based newsgroup, and you take bribes, uh, Payments from the Chinese Communist Party to the Air Committee propaganda? When do you just give up the masquerade of journalism and become a consulting firm?
Moreover, as Jazz Shaw notes in Hot air, it is doubly remarkable that Potomac Media Group did not make any adjustments to its business model after 2019. One would think that having to file as a foreign agent would force the group (finally!) to reconsider its values and objectives. .
I mean, come on. If you are a news organization and the Ministry of Justice asks you to register as a foreign agent, maybe it’s time to find out if journalism is right for you.