Trump postpones his fake "Fake News Awards"

Posted January 08, 2018

Set your smartphone alarms and refresh your RSS feeds appropriately, because Donald Trump will be excitedly announcing the nominees for his self-proclaimed "Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards" on Monday evening.

As you can see in the tweet above, the president is citing interest that "is far greater than anyone could have anticipated" as a possible reason for the date change.

The "Fake News Awards", as Trump calls it, are going to "the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media".

But will the stories that are recognized be "fake" or just unfavorable to the White House? "Stay tuned!" Mr. Trump ended his tweet on the subject.

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The late-night comedians responded by copying each other in an attempt to get the "Fake News Media" award, expressing the view that receiving an award would be a badge of honor. The book raised questions about Trump's mental fitness, and in former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon said he thought the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer was "treasonous".

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah ran an ad in the New York Times pushing itself to be given an award.

This comes after Stephen Colbert, host of CBS's The Late Show, revealed his show purchased a billboard in Times Square, announcing their nomination.

"For your most dishonest & corrupt media awards of the year consideration", the ad began, including various real quotes, including from Breitbart calling the show "political propaganda", and the New York Post describing it as "monotonous...liberal dogma".