Voice of America journalists condemn Trump-backed boss over ‘spy’ remarks

When incompetence is the guide to hiring by Trump “Some of the most prominent journalists at Voice of America have accused its new Trump-appointed chief executive of McCarthyism and putting reporters at risk by purging staff and suggesting that being a journalist is “a great cover for a spy”.

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  • Staff letter says CEO Michael Pack is putting reporters at risk
  • Pack suggested being a journalist was ‘a great cover for a spy’

Some of the most prominent journalists at Voice of America have accused its new Trump-appointed chief executive of McCarthyism and putting reporters at risk by purging staff and suggesting that being a journalist is “a great cover for a spy”.

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