As Twitchy reported earlier, the United States had been added by Reporters Without Borders to a list of the world’s five deadliest countries for journalists, primarily because of the shooting deaths of five people at the Capital Gazette this summer.
That addition came just a week after Christiane Amanpour had tweeted, “We are all Jamal Khashoggi” as well as “We are all the guardians,” referring to TIME magazine’s selection of journalists as its “Person of the Year,” calling them “the guardians” and lamenting “the war on truth.”
So it’s already been a big year for journalists celebrating themselves, and it’s going to continue literally into 2019, as the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square will be “a celebration of journalism.” Too bad Anderson Cooper won’t have his sidekick Kathy Griffin there to share the honor.
That story about America being the 5th most dangerous country for journalists turned out to be accurate. pic.twitter.com/6UP65VdR1Q
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 20, 2018
Remember that time Don Lemon hopped in CNN’s “Blizzardmobile” to report live from the streets of New York through inches of snow? That was brave, man.
— Eddie Parrish (@EParrish1021) December 19, 2018
I'm picking a corner in San Antonio and hoping @iowahawkblog will buy me a beer as we celebrate self congratulatory day.
— Larry d (@larrydnj) December 19, 2018
Weird flex but okay
— Gingerbread Johnny ❄️?? (@jrsajr) December 19, 2018
Gonna be a bunch of journalists giving each other ‘old fashions’
— Liam Fuller (@LiamFOnline) December 19, 2018
I thought journalists were supposed to report on a story; NOT BE the story. The "Selfie-fixation" of society continues.
— Creationman (@creationman46) December 19, 2018
Journalism is dead. Long live Opinionism.
— Craig ? (@CraigInSTL) December 19, 2018
Standing cheek-to-jowl with freezing, drunken Bridge & Tunnel folks is not a celebration of press freedom
— Kevin Mercuri (@KevinMercuri) December 19, 2018
Celebrating journalism by herding everyone into human corrals to watch the ceremonial dropping of the first ball of the year.
— Anonymous NYT Editorial Author (@robturner68) December 19, 2018
Freezing drunks pissing in the street, what a celebration of the press!
— Dan (@danwvette) December 19, 2018
I think the streets of San Francisco do a better job celebrating the current state of journalism
— Sam (@Sam_5thEstate) December 19, 2018
Is this from @TheOnion ?
— Amy (@4crooks) December 20, 2018
The Onion does some pretty fine reporting as satire and real life blur.
More attention whoring journalists…just what everyone needs
— Michael (@BballMichael) December 19, 2018
Rather selfless of you to make a holiday celebrating the new year all about you. #sarcasm
— Writer, CR HIATT⭐⭐⭐ (@CR_HIATT) December 19, 2018
And you wonder why people hate the press….you job is to report stories about others, not make stories about yourself.
— John Animal ?? (@johnanimal69) December 19, 2018
— Lyn Martini (@LynMartini126) December 19, 2018
Gag me with a fork! Do you ever get sick of all the awards you give yourselves, you must be so proud you kinda do your job sometimes, ?
— toni (@Bsonmain) December 19, 2018
"The Results of a new Knight Foundation and Gallup poll released on Tuesday won’t come as a huge surprise to most journalists: Trust in the media is down. Again."
— Columbia Journalism Review, Sept. 12, 2018
— Daniel Lee (@RealDanLee) December 20, 2018
Never have so few contributed so little for so long to society and yet remain so in awe of their own words which could be scribbled by untrained deformed monkeys
— mullen (@pmullen87) December 19, 2018
You guys are looking more narcissistic than Hollywood, and I didn't think that was possible.
— Athena (@1trueathena) December 19, 2018
Why do you think they bring Hollywood celebs to their big “Nerd Prom” each year?
Like at the Correspondents’ Dinner, we will be forced to watch “journalists” lauding each other, slapping backs, pinning medals onto each other’s chests, yucking it up. Sounds fun. I’ll be busy doing anything else.
— Full-of-shit Doom-Mongerer (@JimjamFr) December 19, 2018
You run to the fire. Heroes!! You love yourselves so much that the rest of us have little choice but to learn from your example. You so deserve all praise. Even worship. I will be better in 2019. I will #journalism as never before.
— Josh Hall (@jh901) December 19, 2018
Thx for the warning.
— Sandi Ghandi❌ (@GhandiSandi) December 19, 2018
Someone should warn Sarah Jeong that there will be a lot of white people there.
You people are insufferable. Total clowns
— Evets ? (@TheofficialGump) December 19, 2018
Christiane Amanpour can't get over how stunning and brave she and fellow Real Journalists™ are https://t.co/FvEU2yDzLv
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 11, 2018