To coincide with the 60th anniversary of the revolution against the tyrannical Soviet-communist regime in Hungary, the US State Department pushed the Hungarian government to prop up a failing communist newspaper, in the name of "media diversity."
According to The New American:
The Obama administration is facing criticism and ridicule after a bizarre outburst by the John Kerry-led State Department urging Hungarian authorities to prop up a defunct Communist Party propaganda organ.
In an official statement, the Obama administration, which recently attacked media diversity in the United States, echoed discredited conspiracy theories pushed by communists and called on anti-communist Hungarian officials to prop up the bankrupt newspaper — supposedly to preserve “media pluralism.”
But the ownership of the far-left paper, known as Nepszabadsag, wants to shut it down, citing growing financial losses and plunging circulation figures.
Similarly, the Obama administration clearly attempted to interfere with the Brexit vote, where the UK choose to leave the rapidly Sovietizing European Union.
They also breached the law and protocol by attempting to influence the Israeli election.
The Obama administration also called on Hungarian authorities to “work closely” on “Freedom of the Media” with a bureaucrat from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a controversial United Nations partner organization founded and still partly controlled by brutal communist dictatorships that Obama invited to "monitor" U.S. elections.
When and why using public money to prop up communist propaganda organs or even non-totalitarian media outlets became associated with “freedom of the media” was not immediately clear either.
The OSCE, as has been pointed out here at The Rebel many times, holds the opinion that truth can be "hate speech" and can be suppressed from the public:
The Obama administration uses various, sometimes contradictory arguments, but always with the same goal: to promote communist or left leaning cultures and governments.
There is not an overarching set of values in that strategy. There is however, an increasingly clear agenda.
Recently, Hungarian Prime Minister Orban and the President of Poland gave a speech to tens of thousands of cheering fans, about the hard won freedoms Hungary restored in 1956. The Americans had promised to support that uprising, and then reneged. Much like they did with the Marsh Arabs in the first Iraq war, and the deal they made with Ukraine to give up their nuclear arsenal.
But the freedom loving Hungarians beat the Soviet communists out of Hungary, without that promised US support.