Conservative writers spreading Malaysian propaganda

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Date Originated: January of 2013
Categories: Joshua Trevino & Conservative Commentators
In January 2013, conservative commentator Joshua Treviño filed a report under the Foreign Agent Registration Act disclosing that, from May 2008 until April 2011, he was paid $389,000 by the "Government of Malaysia, its ruling party, or interests closely aligned with either". His work was to organize an opinion campaign against former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim. Treviño in turn made payments of up to $36,000 to several conservative American opinion writers who went on to write pro-government pieces on behalf of Malaysia, including Ben Domenech, Rachel Ehrenfeld, Seth Mandel, and Brad Jackson. Outlets in which their work appeared included the Huffington Post, the San Francisco Examiner, the Washington Times, National Review, and Treviño, while still employed with The Guardian, had falsely told Politico that he was “never on any Malaysian entity’s payroll.”
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