CNN’s “Chief International Correspondent”, Christiane Amanpour (herself married to a Clintonista) is a bit worried about the Trump election:
I never in a million years thought I would be up here on stage appealing for the freedom and safety of American journalists at home.
Ladies and gentlemen, I added the bits from candidate Trump as a reminder of the peril we face…
[P]ostcard from the world: This is how it goes with authoritarians like Sisi, Erdoğan, Putin, the Ayatollahs, Duterte, et al.
As all the international journalists we honor in this room tonight and every year know only too well: First the media is accused of inciting, then sympathizing, then associating — until they suddenly find themselves accused of being full-fledged terrorists and subversives. Then they end up in handcuffs, in cages, in kangaroo courts, in prison — and then who knows?
Now more than ever we need to commit to real reporting across a real nation, a real world in which journalism/democracy are in mortal peril.
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) November 23, 2016