Skip to comments.AIM Report: U.N. Covers Up Payments to Journalists
Posted on 05/05/2005 8:14:37 AM PDT by JesseJane
In the past, U.N. agencies have also sponsored "traveling seminars" for journalists so they write positive stories about U.N. projects.
When conservative commentator Armstrong Williams was exposed for taking money from the Bush administration, his credibility was cast into doubt and news organizations expressed regrets for having had him on the air to comment on public policy issues. Williams was tainted by a conflict of interest that should have been revealed to the viewing audience. He was said to be a channel for Bush administration propaganda.
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Whoa! This should be interesting. I want names.
Well let's see ... Who writes for The Nation
Katrina Van Witch ???
I wish the print was just a tad larger but this is an interesting read!
Wow, the UN hired and paid a journalist like THIS?? I'm shocked, just shocked I tell ya....
Fasulo's pro-U.N. bias, so evident in the lavish praise of Annan in her book, was also demonstrated in a March 16, 2004, story posted on the MSNBC website. She reported that Annan "is widely recognized as a man of principle and long-term thinking." Her source for this statement was an anonymous U.N. official.
Wurst, who works for the Ted Turner-funded U.N. Wire and Global Security Newswire, did not provide any more details about Turner or Soros grants to UNCA.
However, UNCA documents on the group's website indicate that the two groups have provided at least $20,000 to underwrite the awarding of journalism prizes for covering the U.N.
The same year, a "Special Lifetime Achievement Award" was given by UNCA to Barbara Crossette, the former New York Times U.N. bureau chief who went to work for Turner's U.N. Wire. The U.N. Foundation reports paying over $12,000 for a "Barbara Crossette Dinner" at the Harvard Club in 2002. In a recent dispatch, Crossette spewed venom at the Bush administration and its supporters. "Four years of ideologically driven, unrealistic, and outdated social policies have turned American foreign aid into a vehicle for the most intractable, irrational, and uninformed elements of the conservative right," she declared.
Who she calling uninformed, hmmm ??
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