US State Department puts $700,000 into Hungarian media, demands "programming" against Orban, patriots
The U.S. State Department has courted controversy by announcing it will plough $700,000 into Hungarian media, angering the country's anti-globalist, conservative government.
The funding was announced by U.S. Charged Affaires David Kostelancik, who has previously appeared to openly criticise the Trump administration by alluding to apparent inconsistencies in [U.S.] foreign policy and remarking that not every criticism of the government is fake news.
Breitbart London spoke to a State Department official who confirmed it supports what it calls democracy and human rights programming in many countries, and that its intentions in Hungary a NATO ally are to support media outlets operating outside the capital to produce fact-based reporting and increase their audience and economic sustainability.
The State Department also echoed Kostelancik's claim that too many Hungarian news outlets are sympathetic to Prime Minister Viktor Orban's popular conservative government which has earned powerful enemies by opposing the European Union on mass migration, building a highly effective border wall, and exposing the network of European politicians deemed reliable allies by billionaire open borders campaigner George Soros.
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