Libby Liu’s chief defender or jindak in the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Victor Ashe, has been strongly condemned by the US Government’s Office of Inspector General in a report released last week. The report depicts an agency with a dedicated staff but with a governing board that is incompetent, useless and perhaps fatally broken. And with unusual candor, the inspector general places much of the blame on one member of the board — Victor Ashe. The Washington Post and the New York Daily News came out with news stories on this issue.
Congressmen Rohrabacher has been keeping up his dogged efforts to protect the integrity of RFA with his latest press release: “Rep. Rohrabacher Sounds Alarm Regarding U.S. Overseas Broadcasting; Radio Free Asia at Center of Controversy.” He has also also written extensively to other Congressmen and leaders of House Committees calling their attention to Libby Liu’s ill-judged dismissal of Jigme Ngabo as head of the Tibetan Language Service of RFA, and had earlier written to Libby Liu expressing his dissatisfaction at her answers to his first letter to her.