Friday, April 07, 2006

And speaking of amateur imperialists . . . .


PROPOSED CUTS WOULD EVISCERATE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE VOICE OF AMERICA (April 6, 2006) from www.uexpress.com/georgieannegeyer


WASHINGTON -- My first reaction, when I heard that the Voice of America is going to abolish most of its English-language programs to the world, was how downright stupid such a move is.
Since President Eisenhower founded organizations like the Voice after World War II as instruments to defend the United States by broadcasting fair and accurate news to the world, the Voice has been an inexpensive treasure house to the nation. It has influenced countless leaders, often when they were young, standing in the fields and back alleys of dictatorships and autocracies for whom the very word "news" is subversive.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Miss Cellania said...

I'm not surprised. The current administration feels about VOA the same way tehy feel about NPR. And anything is fair game for cutting, the better to fund tax breaks. Funding the war? Naw, we'll just BORROW that money!

AAK! Word verification! No wonder you don't get many comments!

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