Its official. Media organizations are accepting bribe money from the Chinese government in return for pushing Chinese propaganda in the US.
In this case, local DC radio station was discovered filing a Foreign Agent Disclosure form with the US DoJ
The Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda paid a Washington, D.C.-area radio station $4.4 million over the last several years to broadcast Chinese messaging, according to foreign agent disclosure filings.
The Potomac Media Group, headquartered in Virginia, disclosed its contract with the CCP’s International Communication Planning Bureau in filings submitted to thee Department of Justice.
The documents, initially reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon, reveal that the group’s radio station – WCRW – airs content from China Global Television Network, including a series of talk shows that portray China positively.
According to the contract, the CCP’s Communication Planning Bureau – a branch of the party’s Propaganda Department – can review and verify the information shared during broadcasts. And the media company is also required to provide the CCP with reports on programming metrics and audience feedback.
The $4.4 million in payments cover the time period from July 2019 to August 2021 and account for social media promotion, production of a talk show called The Bridge, and broadcasting China Global Television Network (CGTN) content.