Voice of America (VOA) is a U.S. government-funded, state owned multimedia agency “which serves as the United States federal government’s official institution for non-military, external broadcasting.” 

Their social media policy requires their employees to “adhere to a high standard of independence and objectivity” in public.  Yet, the editor for VOA’s Press Freedom — a man by the name of Doug Bernard Johnson — likely runs a Facebook page which is rife with anti-Trump rhetoric.  The Daily Caller has the details:

Posts on the Facebook page include sharing a video which includes lyrics such as “yes the USA’s now governed by a f-ck-cheeto with hair” and “three cheers for f-cking Trumpy and his neo-Nazi crew.” Another post shares an image with a dog in front of “F-ck Trump” graffiti.

The Daily Caller News Foundation contacted Bridget Serchak (VOA’s Director of Public Relations) and Amanda Bennett (VOA Director) and reminded them of the problems.  A few days later, nothing had been done.

Even though the organization has been warned about this content, they routinely ignore the violations.

The DCNF asked for an update Tuesday on whether or not Johnson violated VOA policy, and what, if any, repercussions there would be. When asked for a timeline and what the procedure is for reviewing whether an employee has violated VOA’s policies, VOA’s Director of Public Relations was unable to provide any answers.

“Thanks for the follow up,” Bridget Serchak, VOA’s Director of Public Relations, told the DCNF Tuesday, days after the DCNF first emailed about the page. “I promise I will be in touch when I have an update to provide to you, but I do not have a timeline for you.”

The VOA is paid for by taxpayers who are sick and tired of liberals deciding which rules apply to them.   And we’re definitely sick of our money subsidizing this hateful, inaccurate rhetoric.

About The Author

Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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