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News: Democracy Pretend Again / US Congress’s $ 500 Million Bill for Media Warfare with Rivals
The Americans have also abandoned their conventional pretense, and the US Congress recently passed a $ 500 million bill to support the media, which works against its international rivals such as China and Iran.
Jahan News International Group, Saman Sefalgar: According to the $ 500 million bills of the US Congress, this country should do some propaganda and media work on the media front against US international rivals, so that any trade relations between these countries and other countries. “The world will face widespread negative public opinion reactions in countries hosting US rivals.”
Jahan News quotes: many observers and analysts of US issues have been arguing for years about the domestic and especially foreign practices of this country. A clear line should be drawn between the declared and practical policies of this country. It means that everything the United States says in its domestic and foreign policy in the form of beautiful and flamboyant slogans is not necessarily true, and there are other goals behind it. Americans have always tried to design nice showcases for their wrong policies. An issue that especially the analysts of the problems of this country should carefully consider and analyze.
For many years we have seen Americans introduce themselves with specific keywords such as the cradle of world democracy, the first country fighting world terrorism, the most world benevolent, the cradle of freedom and human rights, and hundreds of other issues.
However, these slogans include but are not limited to the unfavorable situation of the followings:
women’s rights in this country, social divisions in it, the suppression of the rights of social minorities in the United States, and their human rights cases by launching wars such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, or the administration of notorious prisons such as Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, or catastrophic events such as the assassination of George Floyd.
It seems that even the Americans have abandoned their conventional pretense, and the US Congress recently introduced a $ 500 million bill to support the media that works against its international rivals such as China (and even Iran). It is a bizarre budget that means paying money to the world media outlets to create a negative image of America’s competitors in the world. In this sense, if the US implements this plan, she will violate its claims to freedom of the press and media, and that they must reflect the facts regardless of the pressure and money of the world’s major centers of power.
American Prospect reports on US Congress’s $ 500 million bills to support media espionage against China and other US international rivals.
Strangely enough, the text of the bills refers to media outlets that follow US orders as “independent media.” the question arises as to how Washington considers the media that pay them to spy on countries like Iran or China and even others as “independent” media? Is this country also building on the definition of an independent concept to offer a new perspective and standard?
Observers and analysts stress that US media attacks on a country like China, and other international rivals, will mainly focus on areas where they compete with them.
According to the $ 500 million bills of the US Congress, the United States must do some propaganda and media work on the media front against US international rivals. So, any trade relations between these countries and other countries of the world shall face widespread public reactions in countries hosting US competitors. By this bill, the United States is trying to use every tool and claim in the media space to make the image of its rivals look ugly and blurry and introduce itself as the only option that all countries in the world should rely on them.
In its report, American Prospect mentions a range of media outlets covered by the United States, such as VOA, Radio Free Europe, Radio Free Asia, etc.
The report emphasizes that those media outlets mainly follow Washington’s propaganda agenda. They have virtually discredited the credibility of independent journalism.
In addition, the bill emphasizes that the United States should increase its lending intensity to countries around the world that somehow cooperate with US international rivals such as Iran and China, thereby limiting trade. Provide trade of these countries in the international arena. It can only have one meaning: Washington has felt threatened by the rise of new voices in international relations. This issue has been so serious that it has crossed the so-called red lines of its declared policies.
This country is the cradle of freedom and democracy and it shows the world its face without retouching. The problem is in its way, like the famous American theorist Francis Fukuyama recently wrote in an article in The Economist, like the severe weakening of America’s seemingly luxurious building from within. This has created fears among American political elites and leaders that this weak structure may collapse at any moment, forcing them to do whatever they can to prevent an imminent catastrophe.