Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest New China worry for Donald Trump: Can U.S. win propaganda war against 'Voice of China'? The 'Voice of China' propaganda blitzkrieg is meant to neutralize U.S. influence on every continent. But there's time to catch up and turn the tide. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Haroon K. Ullah, Opinion contributor Published 3:15 a.m. ET April 5, 2018 The 'Voice of China' propaganda blitzkrieg is meant to neutralize U.S. influence on every continent. But there's time to catch up and turn the tide. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE President Trump has more than tariffs, trade wars and military … [Read more...] about New China worry for Donald Trump: Can U.S. win propaganda war against ‘Voice of China’?
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The Chinese Communist Party announced this week the creation of a universal propaganda arm named “Voice of China,” which the regime hopes will “ensure its voice is heard loud and clear around the world.” The broadcast media under Voice of China appear to aspire to be a mirror image of the U.S. government’s human rights journalism network Voice of America, founded in 1942 as a counterbalance to the sophisticated Nazi propaganda machine. The organization will employ 14,000 people to spread Chinese propaganda globally.The People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party, explained in an article published Sunday that Voice of China “is the combination of China Central Television (including China Global Television Network), China National Radio, and China Radio International, and it will serve as an institution directly under the State Council.” It remains unclear if, like Voice of America, Voice of China will also consist of … [Read more...] about Xi Jinping Launches ‘Voice of China’ Network to Show China as ‘Builder of World Peace’
On the final night of a convention filled with mishaps -- of the plagiarism, non-endorsement varieties -- Donald Trump painted a bleak picture of America, even as he officially accepted the Republican party's nomination for the presidency. His name was stamped in bold font across the convention hall jumbotron as he walked on stage. "I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States," Trump began his speech. He paused for a moment before departing from his prepared remarks to join the audience in chanting: "USA! USA! USA!" At this point, Trump couldn't help but gloat a little over his victory in the primary race. "Who would have believed that when we started this journey on June 16th of last year we - and I say 'we' because we are a team - would have received almost 14 million votes, the most in the history of the Republican Party," he said, "and that the Republican Party would get 60 percent more votes than it received four years ago." He noted that … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Donald Trump offers dark vision of America in GOP convention speech
In this epidemic of shootings, the country is looking for solutions, and CBS News is listening to a variety of ideas to end the bloodshed. In a series being called, "Voices Against Violence," CBS News is asking people to give their views on gun violence. In the fourth video of the series, Gun Owners of America executive director Larry Pratt discusses a link between gun-free zones and mass shootings. "We have advocated, really ever since Columbine, that the problem of mass murder in this country is the gun-free zone," says Pratt. Watch the video above to hear his take on how to reduce gun violence. In the the previous installment of "Voices Against Violence," Andy Parker -- father of slain CBS affiliate WDBJ reporter Allison Parker who was shot along with videographer Adam Ward by a lone gunman while they reported the news -- spoke out. Before Parker, "Voices Against Violence" featured former Congressman Patrick Kennedy. Kennedy, who lost two of his uncles to gun violence, discussed … [Read more...] about Voices Against Violence: Gun Owners of America
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu claimed on Wednesday that Turkey wants its military operation against Syrian Kurds to end as soon as possible, preferably before May, so that the Afrin region can “quickly embrace stability and civilians can return.” The offensive has been in progress since January 20 and has so far killed almost 200 people, 42 of them Turkish soldiers. The Turkish government claims it has “neutralized” over 3,000 “terrorists” during the so-called Operation Olive Branch, a count that would include both Kurdish militia and ISIS or al-Qaeda fighters.Turkish media reported on Thursday that Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebel militia seized the town of Jinderes, one of the largest settlements in the Afrin region. If this report holds up, Turkey will have seized control of five of the seven urban centers in Afrin. Syrian Arab militia forces allied with the Kurds announced this week that they will redeploy some 1,700 fighters to … [Read more...] about Turkey: Anti-Kurdish Invasion of Syria to End by May
David Ogden Stiers, who played the snobbish but sympathetic surgeon Winchester on television’s “M*A*S*H” and later delighted a generation of children with voice roles in Disney movies, including as the clock Cogsworth in “Beauty and the Beast,” died March 3 at his home in Newport, Oregon. He was 75. He had bladder cancer, his agent Mitchell Stubbs wrote in a tweet announcing the death. Stiers, who once declared that “villains are a slice of heaven,” lent his large stature and booming voice to King Lear, scheming scientists and occasionally sympathetic physicians in more than 150 plays, movies and television programs, including the Stephen King series “The Dead Zone” and eight Perry Mason courtroom dramas. He performed as the alcoholic magician Feldman the Magnificent in the 1974 Broadway musical “The Magic Show,” appeared in five Woody Allen films (beginning with the 1988 thriller “Another Woman”) and … [Read more...] about David Ogden Stiers, ‘M*A*S*H’ actor who became voice of Disney movies, dies at 75
Michelle Mark, provided by Published 4:07 pm, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Now Playing: Andrew Pollack, the father of Meadow Pollack, one of the 17 killed in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. speaks to President Donald Trump during a so-called "listening session" in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Media: White House President Donald Trump hosted a listening session at the White House on Wednesday, one week after a mass shooting in Florida left 17 people dead. Andrew Pollack, the father of one of the victims, gave an impassioned speech, telling Trump he was "pissed" that little has been done to protect students. Andrew Pollack, whose 18-year-old daughter Meadow Pollack was shot to death by alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz, said he wouldn't rest until students are protected from future shootings. "My daughter has no voice. She was murdered last week, shot nine times on the third floor," Pollack said. "This shouldn't … [Read more...] about ‘I’m pissed’: Dad whose daughter was shot 9 times at Florida high school lays into the messed-up state of America at Trump listening session
Reform Catholic church to increase attendance Regarding the Jan. 3 commentary, “Declining church attendance deprives society of its benefits”: I agree with John Stonestreet’s column that the decline in church attendance is bad news for everyone — citing societal and personal benefits to regular church attendance. French diplomat Alexis de Tocqueville even wrote in the early 1800s that the strength of America lay within its churches. I attribute the decline in Catholic Church attendance to the shortage of good pastors, the closing of neighborhood churches and the church’s business model. Many pastors, as well as bishops, are uninspiring and downright hostile. The shortage of clerics can be alleviated somewhat by making it easier to become a deacon and by permitting women to become deacons. Pastors and priests should also be relieved of church administration. The closing of neighborhood churches (and Catholic schools) had, and continues to have, a … [Read more...] about Voice of the People, Jan. 24, 2018
A deep melancholy set in as I watched the final credits of the film "The Post."The movie is a story about the publication of the Pentagon Papers, a government study that detailed how five presidents from Harry Truman to Richard Nixon publicly lied about America's involvement in the Vietnam War while secretly funding the conflict.The war ultimately would kill more than 53,000 U.S. service members and between 1.5 million and 3.6 million Vietnamese, Cambodians and Laotians between 1954 and 1975.The New York Times broke the story about the Pentagon Papers first in 1971, but the U.S. Supreme Court enjoined the paper from printing further excerpts, citing national security.The Washington Post acquired a portion of the papers and published them, potentially risking violating a Supreme Court order; imprisonment for contempt of court for the Post's publisher, the late Katherine Graham, and its executive editor, the late Ben Bradlee; as well as the extinction of what was becoming one of the … [Read more...] about In the age of ‘Fake News Awards,’ would people today believe events of ‘The Post’ movie?
LONDON — Dolores O’Riordan, whose urgent, powerful voice helped make Irish rock band The Cranberries a global success in the 1990s, died suddenly on Monday at a London hotel. She was 46. The singer-songwriter’s publicist, Lindsey Holmes, confirmed that O’Riordan died in London, where she was recording, “No further details are available at this time,” Holmes said, adding that O’Riordan’s family was “devastated” by the news. Her Cranberries bandmates — Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan and Fergus Lawler — tweeted that O’Riordan “was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life.” London’s Metropolitan Police force said officers were called just after 9 a.m. Monday to a hotel where a woman in her 40s was found dead. The police force said the death was being treated as “unexplained.” FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 file photo, Cranberries lead singer … [Read more...] about Dolores O’Riordan, voice of The Cranberries, dies at 46