The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) made waves Tuesday in naming President Trump the world’s worst oppressor of press freedoms. Not only did this make a mockery of the organization, it also undermined the noble cause that it claims to stand for.
— CPJ (@pressfreedom) January 8, 2018
In pushing back against President Trump’s coming “fake news awards,” the group awarded him the “Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom.”
It goes without saying that it’s completely absurd to label the president as the chief force for undermining press freedoms. As many have already pointed out, there are plenty of nations that engage in absolute censorship and suppression and even, sometimes, in cold-blooded murder of journalists (see: Russia, Iran, China, Turkey, etc).
With such a bizarre and morally repugnant label attached to the Republican president, it may not come as a surprise to find out that the non-profit journalism advocacy group has an extreme political bias toward the Left.
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