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Taxpayer-funded PBS stations produced a pro-Beijing documentary ó and didnít disclose China ties
The Blaze ^ | MAY 15, 2020 | Phil Shiver

Posted on 05/15/2020 6:36:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

Two PBS affiliate stations — which receive millions in taxpayer funding every year — are airing a pro-Beijing documentary, which was produced in conjunction with China Global Television Network, a Chinese media outlet controlled by the country's communist government.

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Investigative reporter Chuck Ross broke the news Thursday about the film, "Voices from the Frontline: China's War on Poverty," which touts Chinese President Xi Jinping's plan to end poverty in the country by 2020.

PBS affiliate KOCE, known as PBS SoCal, helped produce the film and premiered it Monday. KCET, which merged with KOCE in 2018, will air the show on Saturday. Other PBS affiliates, including in Idaho and Las Vegas, have either already aired the film or plan to do so later this month.

The one-hour documentary touts Chinese President Xi Jinping's initiative to alleviate poverty in China by this year.

"In the last forty years, China's economic development has lifted more than 700 people out of poverty," reads the introductory script in the film.

"To President Xi Jinping, ending poverty is his most important task," the script states.

In his report, Ross noted that the film does not disclose CGTN's links to the Chinese government nor does it disclose film producer Robert Lawrence Kuhn's ties to officials at China's State Council Information Office, which reportedly specializes in foreign propaganda.

In February 2019, CGTN, China's primary state broadcaster, filed with the U.S. government as a foreign agent of the Chinese government, yet this goes..

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KEYWORDS: 2020election; chuckross; defundnpr; defundpbs; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; election2020; mediawingofthednc; npr; partisanmediashills; pbs; presstitutes; smearmachine

1 posted on 05/15/2020 6:36:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

When China has a “War on Poverty” they don’t mean it the way you think they mean.


2 posted on 05/15/2020 6:37:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed the Communist Revolution would arrive disguised as the common cold?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Your tax dollars at work.


3 posted on 05/15/2020 6:37:57 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Should have been defunded decades ago. Actually should have never got started.


4 posted on 05/15/2020 6:44:03 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Anything you give over to the radical left...GOES RADICAL LEFT.


5 posted on 05/15/2020 6:47:04 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I will always believe that the dems and communist china colluded on this Wuhan virus too damage our economy and end the Trump MAGA.


6 posted on 05/15/2020 6:51:39 PM PDT by cabbieguy ("I suppose it will all make sense when we grow up"can't be counted)
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Time to lose their funding.


7 posted on 05/15/2020 6:53:48 PM PDT by mass55th ("Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~~ John Wayne)
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CHINALIED
8 posted on 05/15/2020 7:01:16 PM PDT by timestax
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To: timestax
Dont-Let-Deoncrats-Kill-You
9 posted on 05/15/2020 7:02:43 PM PDT by timestax
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Public Broadcasting does not serve the public.


10 posted on 05/15/2020 7:05:28 PM PDT by jimfree (My19 y/o granddaughter continues to have more quality exec experience than an 8 year Obama.)
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To: cabbieguy
… the dems and communist china colluded on this Wuhan virus too damage our economy and end the Trump MAGA.

Don’t forget the media, please don’t forget the media!

11 posted on 05/15/2020 7:08:07 PM PDT by immadashell (Save Innocent Lives - ban gun free zones)
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To: HighSierra5

PBS affiliates have been known to share their donor lists with the DNC.

WGBH in Boston, and one, maybe two, in Minnesota, iirc.


12 posted on 05/15/2020 7:48:34 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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Just like we fund planned parenthood and the murder of babies we are funding NPR and thier support of china


13 posted on 05/16/2020 3:23:33 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: HighSierra5

LBJ did it.


14 posted on 05/16/2020 4:56:10 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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