From the “article“:
Hatred of journalists whipped up by populist and authoritarian leaders is degenerating into violence across the world, media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warned Thursday.
“If the political debate slides towards a civil war-style atmosphere, where journalists are treated as scapegoats, then democracy is in great danger,” RSF chief Christophe Deloire said.
Press freedom was in good health in less than quarter of the 180 countries covered by the index, with the United States sliding to 48th place.
The period since President Donald Trump’s election in 2016 has been one of the “American journalism community’s darkest moments”, the report added.
And pry tell us why you believe Trump is a proven menace to Journalists:
“Never before have US journalists been subjected to so many death threats or turned so often to private security firms for protection,” it added.
“Hatred of the media is now such that a gunman walked into the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland, in June and killed four journalists and one other staff member,” the report added.
“That is Trumps Fault!®” No dear Mssr. Delorie, it was not, you lying sack of French manure. Jarrod Ramos had a long-standing beef with Capital Gazette that dated back to a not-so-nice article they published about him in 2011 or six years before Trump became president. Ramos sued them for the article, lost, sent them letters and left messages that were not warm and fuzzy for six years and the newspaper did not even bother to get a restraining order. Ramos finally lost his mind and went guns on them last June.
Now, are there journalists risking like and limb out in the worlds? Dying? Yes, I have posted about it over and over and over. But trying to blame Trump for killings that got started before he was even thinking about being a candidate for the Presidency is just a cheap way to deflect the problem that Reporters Without Borders have (besides lying): They do not keep their people safe. In fct, you are making them bigger targets by lying to the people who will not give a damn if they are thrown in a dungeon or in front of a firing squad.