The media has been taking one hell of a beating, so the Committee to Protect Journalists is fighting back:
— CPJ (@pressfreedom) January 8, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) January 9, 2018
More from The Hill:
The Committee to Protect Journalists named President Trump as the winner of its “Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom” award in its “Press Oppressors” awards Monday.
“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,” the committee wrote.
“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.”
Is this a joke https://t.co/WLxx2EA8Pz
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) January 9, 2018
It sure sounds like one. But they’re super-serial, you guys.
The press in this country isn't censored or sanctioned in any way. The worst that happens to them here is that they get insulted on Twitter by the president. https://t.co/uWhKzKckLb
— neontaster 🚟 (@neontaster) January 9, 2018
If hurt feelings are the greatest injustice being suffered by the press, then they’ve got it pretty damn good.
Interesting. Did anyone interview @SharylAttkisson and get her opinion on being a journalist under Trump compared to Obama?
— Jodi (@APLMom) January 9, 2018
They must have forgotten about his predecessor who directed his Department of Justice to actually spy on reporters and label them "criminal co-conspirators."
— The Mental Recession (@rustyweiss74) January 9, 2018
Obama actually wiretapped journalists. Apparently journalists liked getting tapped by Obama
— Victor Sergey Nikkov (@hapkidobigdad) January 9, 2018
North Korea, China, Russia, Iran….ring any bells??
— Dhruv Seth (@dmyth7) January 9, 2018
Trying hard to remember when Trump had any journalists jailed or killed 🤔
— Alex Hernandez 🇺🇸 (@ahernandez85b) January 9, 2018
The CPJ’s timing is particularly notable in light of Donald Trump’s bipartisan meeting on immigration reform — which was open to the press:
.@realDonaldTrump makes an extraordinary play. He allows the press pool to attend the ENTIRE immigration meeting with GOP and Dems so the public can see how the sausage is made..
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) January 9, 2018
Watch President Trump and congressional leaders debate immigration policy pic.twitter.com/QSnhJmhfnF
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) January 9, 2018
Letting the press be a fly on the wall. Unique, to say the least. https://t.co/Niya5ccgQT
— Mary Bruce (@marykbruce) January 9, 2018
Trump is such an oppressor!
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) January 9, 2018
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 9, 2018
How is it possible? Easy: CPJ is completely full of crap.
Hard to believe this group could do that with a straight face. Tells everyone much more about them than anything else.
— Chris Cornwell (@jccornwell) January 9, 2018