Sunday, September 11, 2016

Does Trump favor having journalists murdered?

In my blog yesterday about Trump's admiration and praise for Vladimir Putin's leadership style, I made the assertion that journalists who oppose Putin often wind up dead.  Consider this:

The journalist watch group, Punditfact, reported recently that, since 2000, 34 journalists have been murdered in Russia.  According to the international watchdog Freedom House, Russia ranks #180 out of 199 countries on freedom of the press.

Trump says Putin has "strong control over his country," and that's the kind of leader he admires, the kind of leader he wants to be.    Well, Mr. Trump, it seems that Putin's leadership style includes imprisonment and murder of journalists.  Are you prepared to order the murder of journalists that speak out against you?


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