White House slams Voice of America, VOA fights back

White House slams Voice of America, VOA fights backThe White House on Friday launched an unusual attack on the congressionally funded Voice of America, the U.S. broadcaster that for decades has provided independent news reporting around the world. In a broadside directed against VOA’s coverage of the pandemic and China on Friday, an official White House publication accused it of using taxpayer money “to speak for authoritarian regimes” because it covered the lifting of the lockdown in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the new coronavirus first emerged. VOA promptly fired back, defending its coverage.



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