Biden admin used taxpayer funds to ‘sponsor’ foreign journalists attending climate change ‘reporting tour,’ emails reveal
- December 21, 2022
Candace Hathaway, The Blaze
Last year, the Biden administration used taxpayer dollars to “sponsor” multiple foreign journalists to attend a virtual “tour” intended to educate them on climate change reporting, Fox News Digital reported.
According to internal emails obtained by Protect the Public’s Trust, a government watchdog project, officials from Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s office and the Office of Global Change exchanged emails in March 2021 discussing a proposal to sponsor international journalists.
The Foreign Press Centers, an agency within the Bureau of Global Public Affairs, was lined up to sponsor the reporting tour — “Combating the Climate Crisis Through U.S. Innovation.” The FPC’s mission is to further “global understanding of U.S. policy, society, culture, and values through engagement with foreign media.” In addition, the department provides foreign news outlets with “authoritative American information sources.”