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Ted Lipien

Citizen based in Truckee, CA, United States. Joined on Oct 6, 2008
Expertise in Religion, Books, Government, Social media, Politics,   see all» Internet, Travel

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Op-Ed: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty can't cope with Putin propaganda

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum and British journalist Edward Lucas assert in a Washington Post op-ed that U.S. funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) "cannot provide a complete response" to the danger of Russian disinformation.

Op-Ed: Cuba jazz musician snubbed by White House and Voice of America

A controversy over the Obama White House treatment of Cuban jazz musician Paquito D’Rivera has been ignored by the Voice of America (VOA) whose late music broadcaster Willis Conover had played a major role in promoting jazz and artistic freedom.

Op-Ed: Voice of America or Voice of Castro without any balance?

U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) has just helped Fidel Castro promote his communist legacy in a report without one word of balance.

Op-Ed: Anti-Israel RFE/RL Facebook message may inspire terrorists

U.S. taxpayer-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) posted an anti-Israel Facebook message which may inspire terrorists to violence against innocent civilians.

Op-Ed: A phony John Paul II love story distorted his real persona

Internet-age journalism sensationalized and distorted what was an innocent but highly significant relationship between John Paul II and a Polish-American philosopher.

Op-Ed: Reform needed for U.S. soft power to work

U.S. needs more money for more soft power outreach abroad, but Congress and the president must first reform Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Op-Ed: Voice of America falsely tells world U.S. is in a 'State of Fear'

Two days before President Obama's Oval Office address on domestic terrorism, the Voice of America confused the world with its "State of Fear" article implying Americans were panicking after the California shootings.

Op-Ed: Reform and adult supervision for Broadcasting Board of Governors

The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate should pass the bipartisan H.R. 2323 Royce-Engel U.S. international broadcasting reform bill to eliminate waste and improve response to ISIS and Putin propaganda.

Op-Ed: Voice of America in intellectual twilight zone against Putin

U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA) turned its back on famous British-American historian of Soviet crimes Robert Conquest.

Op-Ed: Kudos to RFE/RL

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is showing courage and practices good journalism in response to threats from Putin propaganda and disinformation.

Op-Ed: Voice of America disappoints

U.S. taxpayer funded Voice of America (VOA) has problems offering timely analysis of Kremlin propaganda, such as President Putin's latest defense of the Hitler-Stalin Pact which launched World War II.

Op-Ed: Walter Isaacson on U.S. media and public diplomacy

American writer Walter Isaacson, in a Broadcasting Board of Governors conversation about U.S. public diplomacy and news outreach abroad, did not get web and social media coverage from Voice of America.

Op-Ed: Voice of America can learn from State Dept. about social media

When it comes to a few important journalistic new media skills, such as speed of posting information online and use of social media, U.S. State Department's public diplomacy is leagues ahead of U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA).

Op-Ed: Chinese dissident criticizes Obama, praises Hillary Clinton

In a Voice of America interview, a blind Chinese dissident blamed the Obama White House for trying to force him out of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, where he had sought refuge in 2012, but praised former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her help.

Op-Ed: Disappearance of Putin is most likely a propaganda ploy

Russian President Vladimir Putin may have staged his own disappearance to score propaganda points against gullible Western media.

Op-Ed: Murder of Polish priest may offer clues in Boris Nemtsov's case

The 1984 murder of Polish Catholic priest Father Jerzy Popieluszko may offer clues as to what led to the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and who may have been responsible. The U.S. can help with better media outreach to Russia.

Op-Ed: Cuba keeps Voice of America and Marti reporters away

The Obama Administration is silent on Voice of America (VOA) and Radio and TV Marti reporters not being allowed by the Castro regime to travel to Cuba to report from the island. They are not able to send reporters to Cuba to cover official U.S. visits.

Op-Ed: Help save Lake Tahoe from losing its iconic skyline

Tahoe Vista - Community campaign to protect iconic Lake Tahoe skyline from development needs state, national and international support.

Op-Ed: Putin's Russian victimhood on Voice of America

Western media both expose, but often just report, Putin's Russian victimhood propaganda claims, while poor management at Voice of America and insufficient funding from Congress prevent U.S. broadcaster from effectively countering Kremlin's disinformation.

Op-Ed: Propaganda war in which Voice of America helps Putin

Because of gullibility of officials in charge of U.S. taxpayer-funded Voice of America (VOA), the Obama Administration is helping President Putin win disinformation and propaganda war over Ukraine with some of VOA's reports and programs.
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