Calling out Labrat

by Easy Ed, Monday, January 01, 2018, 09:38 (349 days ago)

Your post on the assasination/shooting thread here here is your third recently attacking the media.
None of these posts cited any example of media sins. They simply attacked all media.
Your posts don't suggest you are likely to grasp the damage you do when you defame journalists in such a cowardly way.
I ignored the first couple of posts because life is too short to get involved with some jerk of little wit or education who devotes a sad amount of time sharing his views on this site.
But this is three strikes, Labrat. The baboon in the White House may lead you to believe it's acceptable to attack all the men and women who devote their lives to journalism, but it's not.
Like Trump, you are spewing hate with your fact-free denigration of a bedrock of democracy.
I'm guessing you long ago forgot how to blush, but the following account, which includes specific reference to people dying fighting crime in Mexico, might tickle any tiny remnant of conscience in your fat head.

A total of 65 journalists and media workers were killed in 2017, the lowest toll in 14 years, according to figures released on Tuesday by Reporters Without Borders.

The non-governmental organization said 60 per cent of those killed were murdered. It added that 326 people working in media – including 202 professional journalists – are also being detained.

According to RSF, 26 people "were killed in the course of their work, the collateral victims of a deadly situation such as an air strike, an artillery bombardment, or a suicide bombing."

It said the remaining 39 "were murdered, and deliberately targeted because their reporting threatened political, economic, or criminal interests."

Overall, RSF said the decrease in deaths is due to journalists fleeing "countries such as Syria, Yemen and Libya that have become too dangerous." But it also noted "a growing awareness of the need to protect journalists."

RSF stressed that some countries which are not at war have become as dangerous for reporters as war zones, with 46 per cent of deaths occurring in such places in 2017, as against 30 per cent the previous year.

Syria was the deadliest country for journalists, with 12 killed, one more than in Mexico where many journalists have "either fled abroad or abandoned journalism."

The overall downward trend did not apply to women, as 10 female reporters were killed this year, double the previous year's total.

RSF said many of the female victims were "experienced and determined investigative reporters with an abrasive writing style."

Behind Syria and Mexico, the deadliest countries for reporters were Afghanistan, where nine journalists were killed in 2017, and Iraq where eight perished. With four journalists gunned down, the Philippines was Asia's deadliest country.

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