Committee to Protect Journalists Says Trump Is Top ‘Oppressor’ in the World Committee to Protect Journalists Says Trump Is Top ‘Oppressor’ in the World – NTK Network

Committee to Protect Journalists Says Trump Is Top ‘Oppressor’ in the World

Trump derangement syndrome is still in full swing as the press freedom group said Trump was worse than dictators like Putin.

By NTK Staff | 01.09.2018 @1:30pm
Committee to Protect Journalists Says Trump Is Top ‘Oppressor’ in the World

In response to President Trump’s decision to host the “Fake News Awards,” the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), supposedly a press freedom organization, announced that they would identify the “Press Oppressors Awards” for 2017.

The group awarded varioius titles like “Most Thinned-skinned” and “Tightest Grip on Media” to world leaders like Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

But their top award, “Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom,” went to none other than Trump:

Trump’s crime? Well, he hasn’t been accused of murdering journalists critical of his administration like Russian President Vladimir Putin. Nor has he arrested and held reporters without charges like Iran’s government. And the president does not throttle media independent from the state apparatus like regimes in Cuba and communist dictatorships.

Instead, Trump has complained about “fake news” reports about his administration, blasting liberal media bias. This, coupled with his foreign policy stances, earned the president the CPJ’s “award” for “Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom.”

Interestingly, the CPJ’s post announcing the world’s worst press oppressors did not mention North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, who does not tolerate any dissent in his country and has used hacking in the past to silence global critics.

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