Accuracy in Media

In response to President Trump’s announcement last week that we will soon be awarding THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR, the Committee to Protect Journalists has named Trump the winner of its Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom Award.

The United States, with its First Amendment protection for a free press, has long stood as a beacon for independent media around the world. 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, Erdogan, and Sisi.

Authorities in ChinaSyria, and Russia have adopted Trump’s “fake news” epithet, and Erdogan has applauded at least one of his verbal attacks on journalists. Under Trump’s administration, the Department of Justice has failed to commit to guidelines intended to protect journalists’ sources, and the State Department has proposed to cut funding for international organizations that help buttress international norms in support of free expression. As Trump and other Western powers fail to pressure the world’s most repressive leaders into improving the climate for press freedom, the number of journalists in prison globally is at a record high.

The CPJ says that Trump’s use of Twitter and his attacks on the media as undermining news outlets when what he has done is take his message directly to the voters.

 

 




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Comments

  • Chip

    “CPJ” – What a joke. I never heard of them before now. I’m sure it was started by CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of the Fake News Media outlets! There award evaluation, i’m sure, will only be read and valued by the snowflakes! What a joke and so predictable.

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  • MesaMark

    Anyone who doesn’t support Marxism is a threat to global tyranny. So Trump must go. That’s what media are really saying, but they can’t really say that. (Remember Vladimir Lenin’s definition of peace: the end of resistance to socialism? It’s the same thing.)

    And if Marxists have to kill a half-billion people and maim and make destitute billions of others, then so be it. Members of this “Committee to Protect Journalists” are some of these same very dangerous and demonic creatures.

  • niveker

    Pshaw, the committee to protect journalists. These snowflakes would defend yelling ‘FIRE’ in a crowded movie theater as protected or free speech, of course, only if the movie theater is playing ‘Hillary’s America’ or ’13 Hours’.