NPR Funded by White House Surrogate Pushing Iran Deal

Bradley Klapper of Associated Press broke the story Friday that “A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group’s annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets.”

The group is the Ploughshares Fund, whose most notable pundit is former Joe Biden adviser Joseph Cirincione. Klapper noted that when White House aide Ben Rhodes bragged in a New York Times Magazine profile about how “we created an echo chamber” to sell the Iran arms deal, he added that “outside groups like Ploughshares” helped carry out the administration’s message.

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