President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press before departing from the White House on the south lawn before he boards Marine One on August 09, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Source: Daily Caller

  • The New York Times claimed that 2019 was “the darkest yet” for journalists because of President Donald Trump.
  • The publication included various attacks that the president has made against “fake news,” but failed to include any information on the number of journalists imprisoned in America compared to the rest of the world.
  • There are zero journalists imprisoned in America in 2019 and a total of 250 around the world, according to data from the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The New York Times claimed that 2019 forebodes “ominous signs” for journalists because of President Donald Trump, in an article published Monday ahead of the new year.

The Times’ article wrote that Trump has used his “fake news” term 273 times in 2019, noting that this number is 50% more than 2018. This was one of multiple reasons why 2019 was allegedly “the darkest yet for journalists in the Trump era,” according to the publication.

“Mr. Trump’s vilification of the news media is a hallmark of his tenure and a jagged break from the norms of his predecessors: Once a global champion of the free press, the presidency has become an inspiration to autocrats and dictators who ape Mr. Trump’s cry of ‘fake news,’” according to Monday’s article.