The Committee to Protect Journalists just lashed out at President Trump.
They’ve named him their top global ‘press oppressor.’
Classic. Check this out…
From The Daily Wire:
On Monday, the Committee to Protect Journalists, an international non-profit dedicated to protecting reporters around the globe, announced their top “press oppressor.” It wasn’t Kim Jung Un (who allegedly kills dissenters), or Ayatollah Khamenei (who bans or jails press members who criticize him), or Vladimir Putin (who allegedly murders members of the press who criticize him). It was Donald Trump, who says mean stuff to reporters, then does nothing about it.
The committee explained:
While previous U.S. presidents have each criticized the press to some degree, they have also made public commitments to uphold its essential role in democracy, at home and abroad. Trump, by contrast, has consistently undermined domestic news outlets and declined to publicly raise freedom of the press with repressive leaders such as Xi [Jinping], [Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan, and [Abdel Fattah al-]Sisi.”
The Hill has more:
Trump was also named the runner-up in the “Most Thin-skinned” category, losing the top spot to Turkish President Erdoğan.
“He regularly attacks outlets and individual journalists on Twitter and in speeches, calling them ‘sad,’ ‘failing,’ or ‘garbage,’ ” the committee wrote of Trump. “Since declaring his presidential candidacy in 2015, Trump has posted about 1,000 tweets critical of the press.”
Erdoğan also won for “Most Outrageous Use of Terror Laws Against the Press” and Chinese President Xi got the top spot for “Tightest Grip on Media.”
The only awards that matter will be Trump’s “Fake News Awards.”
Stay tuned for those. They’ll be released on January 17!