The Irrawaddy is a Burmese publication founded by dissidents in exile who are now whipped puppies to the military junta & supporters of the Rohingya genocide. The Daily Beast reported today that the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) funded by the US Congress gave the publication $150,000 in 2016, donations up to $175,000 every year since 2005, & has been funding it for 20 years.
Rightwing, libertarian, Islamophobic, & even fascist forces denounced the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings & also the 2014 Hong Kong protests as orchestrated by the CIA because the NED gave funding to some of the groups or individuals involved. Consistency is not a political attribute of these rightwing forces, but how do they reconcile NED funding of The Irrawaddy with their support for the Burmese military & the Rohingya genocide?
As a postscript, three journalists from The Irrawaddy resigned over its support for the Rohingya genocide.