Wednesday, December 19, 2018

United States added to list of most dangerous countries for journalists for first time

Mod: When our esteemed yet wimpy leader supports the widely alleged journalist butcher Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, the USA is no better than Saudi Arabia. So are we great again, yet?

United States added to list of most dangerous countries for journalists for first time (NBC News link): The murder of the Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi — in a year when more than half of all journalists who were killed around the world were targeted deliberately — reflects a hatred of the media in many areas of society, a free-press advocacy group said Tuesday.

At least 63 professional journalists were killed doing their jobs in 2018, a 15 percent increase over last year, said the group, Reporters Without Borders. The number of deaths rises to 80 when all media workers and people classified as citizen journalists are included, it said in its annual report.

The world's five deadliest countries for journalists include three — India, Mexico and, for the first time, the United States — where journalists were killed in cold blood, even though those countries weren't at war or in conflict, the group said.

"The hatred of journalists that is voiced ... by unscrupulous politicians, religious leaders and businessmen has tragic consequences on the ground, and has been reflected in this disturbing increase in violations against journalists," Secretary-General Christophe Deloire said in a statement.

Khashoggi, a royal insider who became a critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and began writing for The Washington Post after moving to the United States last year, was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, in October.

His death sparked worldwide outrage. Saudi officials have rejected accusations that the crown prince ordered his death.

Reporters Without Borders said the three most dangerous countries for journalists to work in were Afghanistan, Syria and Mexico.

Meanwhile, the shooting deaths of five employees of the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, in June propelled the United States into the ranks of the most dangerous countries for the first time.

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36 comments:

  1. Where is the bottom?

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    1. Anyone that works at fox

      The execs are grabby over there

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  2. An international black eye from a "lone gunman" shooting. Maybe this is what we need in a tragic sense. Between Columbine, Virginia Tech, Umpqua Community College, Kalamazoo, Charleston, what happened at that Planned Parenthood, Sandy Hook, Las Vegas, Stoneman Douglas, and more; I'm surprised this hasn't happened sooner. It's not a good look for us, it really isn't.

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  3. The bottom is where all the poop comes out. The bottom is where the swamp drains from. The bottom has not yet been found because the swamp is so deep and thick. Finding the bottom requires people in high places with real integrity to act. The bottom is not yet in sight.

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    1. Yes. Currently the bottom goes all the way to the top.

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    2. It has for years...through both parties.

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  4. How many times has CNN had to evacuate a building because of bomb threats?

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  5. Remember The Time Trump Tweeted About The Clinton Foundation? Yesterday The Trump Foundation was forced to shut down By The New York attorney general for It's ‘pattern of illegality’ while The Clinton Foundation is thriving And Helping People all around the world.

    IRONY

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  6. One of the signs of fascism: turning people against the free press. That's what we're dealing with.

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  7. This is what 'fox news' truly stands for: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/advertisers-boycotting-tucker-carlson-tonight_us_5c1913d2e4b08db990580994

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  8. Fantastic now the USA can inly hope that journalists with integrity, honesty and without a bias agenda for the left, will begin where others have failed.

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    1. So you approve of killing journalists you don't agree with?

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    2. Of course 7:46 does. Nationalism is socialism for the far right. They like to kill those they don't like. Otherwise they get bored.

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    3. It's not journalists per se. Anyone who questions the actions of the powerful, especially the criminally powerful, is a target.

      For example, cowardly cult leaders like Trump will encourage their mentally ill followers to target protesters who raise questions about their Dear Leader's crimes.

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    4. 7:46 is a traitor too

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  9. Contempt for electoral democracy and a liberal agenda, yes 7:11am you just described the last President of the United States and his cronies, you are waking up out of your slumber.
    The press is free always will be, whether it loses readership is another matter.

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    1. Blah de blah blah blah. Do you realize that you have been posting the same tired bull crap over and over again for years? Have you ver had an original thought, or even a new one?

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    2. Never, ever cites an example of "contempt for democracy" by Obama.

      I always find myself always wondering just what it is about Obama RWNJs hate. What isssssss it about him?

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    3. Could it be that if you disagreed with his politics you were called a racist?

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    4. Show us exactly how Constitutional law professor Obama ever earned the disdain of 7:58 and you, 11:32, for displaying a “contempt for democracy.” You can’t.

      Occam’s Razor suggests it’s sommmmmething else. Whaaaaat can it be about him that you and RWNJs hate?

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  10. Good one, ha ha ha. Clinton Foundation helping people like Chelsea and her family.

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    1. Here come the Tea Liars.

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    2. 8:00 ate too much from his creamy potato soup bucket.

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    3. That's foolish. He needs to save some for the apocalypse. The Illuminati will not be serving lunch.

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    4. Charity Navigator ranks the Clinton Foundation 4 out of 4 stars. https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=16680

      What easily debunked BS will our Dim Russian Troll post about next? Pizzagate?

      Trump is going down, foo.' There are no whataboutisms or anything else that 8:00 or his troll masters can do about it.

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    5. Nothing he says is true. Only here to disrupt.

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  12. 'You sold your country out!' Judge delivers scathing smackdown of Michael Flynn during sentencing

    Then Sullivan started absolutely tearing into Flynn for his offenses.

    “You were an unregistered agent of a foreign country while serving as the national security adviser to the president of the United States!” Sullivan fumed. “Arguably, this undermines everything this flag over here stands for! Arguably, you sold your country out!”

    Sullivan continued by saying, “I’m not hiding my disgust, my disdain for this criminal offense.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/sold-country-judge-delivers-scathing-smackdown-michael-flynn-sentencing/?utm_source=push_notifications

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    1. About Judge Emmet Sullivan...



      He was appointed three times by three different presidents.

      Appointed to Superior Court in DC by Reagan in '84.

      DC Court of Appeals by George HW Bush in '92.

      Then to the Federal Bench by Bill Clinton in '94.

      He's also the guy that ordered the Justice Department to "turn that plane around" when a mother and her child were separated. The mother was put on a plane out of the country. He threatened to hold Jeff Sessions in contempt of court himself over the case.

      I want this guy on my side.

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  13. Communist Chinese dictators had better get their 'big boy' pants back on an learn humility since their for of dictatorship historically will soon fall but mean time. https://sg.news.yahoo.com/lil-pump-angers-china-racially-offensive-song-130657411.html

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  14. Nothing about Cold War, jr it's just how you deal with thug like dictators.

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    1. But he not a thug
      Far more powerful than that

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  15. So DC Court of Appeals refuses to quash Mueller grand jury subpoena to mystery foreign company.

    Could that foreign company be Cambridge Analytica, which allegedly stole hundreds of millions of personal records and was financed by the Mercers, who also bankrolled the Trump campaign, recommended Pence to Trump, and brought Brannon and Crazy Ann on board? Pence, of course, was recommended by Manafort, and, with the help of Nunes, insisted on bringing in Flynn after Christy objected.

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