Skip to comments.Reporters Without Borders Blames Trump for U.S. Drop in Press-Freedom Ranking
Posted on 04/26/2018 8:25:36 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A new report by the group Reporters Without Borders ranking 180 countries according to press freedom showed the United States slipped two places, which the report blamed on President Donald Trump.
The 2018 World Press Freedom Index reflects growing animosity towards journalists.
In North America, Donald Trumps USA slipped another two places while Justin Trudeaus Canada rose four and entered the top 20 at 18th place, a level where the situation is classified as fairly good, the report stated.
Despite having strong constitutional protections to the contrary, the latest World Press Freedom Index findings on the US and Canada reveal two countries whose journalists and media workers face constant challenges to the very freedom to exercise their profession, the index stated.
The United States ranking fell from 43 to 45 out of 180 countries in Reporters Without Borders (RSF) 2018 World Press Freedom Index, continuing its downward trend in the first year of Donald J. Trumps presidency. In contrast, its northern neighbor Canada gained 4 places due to steps taken to safeguard the confidentiality of journalists sources, it added.
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Holding the media accountable for being biased, dishonest, inaccurate, and participating in political collusion is not infringing on press ‘freedom’.
They had credibility? It’s a fully-managed arm of the Soros “Open Society Institute.”
I wonder what Sharyl Attkisson has to say.
They as in reporters such as we see on MSM television, or those in certain leading print news media can thank themselves for their plight.
IF they are targeted entities then they exposed themselves to the missiles.
Reporters Without Borders wants journalism without accountability.
What nonsense. The MSM has never reported so negatively and inaccurately, and directed so many insults at a US president in the history of modern media. The press has never been freer. They just can’t stand it when a president sends well deserved criticism and even insults back in their direction.
Ha, ha Ha, HA ...
It is really Reporters Without Integrity.
And you are right. It is all Soros.
Well, I intended it as a figure of speech. The left always gives the left “credibility” purely as a platform for lies.
He doesn’t own them, either politically / ideologically or financially, and they discredit themselves ... so obviously Trump, who has put no reporters in jail but merely said bad things (which happen to be true) about them is to blame.
I blame CNN for being so single minded and in a conspiracy with the gov’t Deep State.
Activists on a Mission...
How did they rank Turkey? Did they even bother?
26 Apr 2018: HuffPo: U.S. Press Freedom Ranking Falls Again, Thanks To ‘Media-Bashing Enthusiast’ Trump
Reporters Without Borders presented this years rankings Wednesday at an event in Washington ***co-hosted by The Washington Post ...
27 Apr 2017: HuffPo: Donald Trump’s ‘Media Bashing’ Is Already Hurting America’s Press Freedom Ranking
RSF unveiled the findings Wednesday morning at a launch event ***co-hosted by The Washington Post (known to Trump as the phony and dishonest Washington Post) featuring media panelists from around the world...
no wonder MSM has been near the bottom of public polls, in terms of trust, for decades...long before Donald Trump ran for President.
And like Hillary, the media couldn’t possibly think that their lowering ranks are directly linked with the type of news they report. It’s easier to blame someone else for their failures. They always have to portray themselves as a victim.
Thanks for sharing that info.
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