Biden admin is funding foreign reporters to write climate stories, emails show
- December 21, 2022
Thomas Catenacci, Fox News
The Biden administration funded a foreign “reporting tour” last year, sponsoring several overseas journalists who cover climate change, internal State Department emails showed.
In March 2021, high-ranking State Department officials discussed a proposal to sponsor foreign journalists to “have experiences that educate them on reporting on climate change,” according to the emails obtained by Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) and shared with Fox News Digital. In the email exchange, officials from Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC) John Kerry’s office and the Office of Global Change (EGC) praised the program as a “fantastic” and “great” idea.
“Jean Foschetti at the FPC mentioned this to me about a week ago,” a State Department official whose name was redacted wrote in an email on March 23, 2021. “Sounds like a great reporting tour idea; basically, the FPC will sponsor multiple foreign reporters to have experiences that educate them on reporting on climate change. Can EGC and SPEC take a look and clear?”
“The American public may be shocked but, unfortunately, not surprised to learn their taxpayer funds are being used to promote climate alarmism around the world,” Michael Chamberlain, director of the PPT, told Fox News Digital. “The State Department should come clean about which foreign publications, articles, and authors they are forcing American taxpayers to fund.”
“However, one thing Protect the Public’s Trust has learned from this FOIA request is that transparency is not one of State’s strengths,” Chamberlain said. “The more that is revealed the more it becomes clear why the American public’s trust in its government continues its rapid collapse.”