President Trump Announces Delay of Fake News Awards

08 January, 2018, 04:09 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
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It's an obvious stunt, a finger in the media's collective eye, and the president's fans will love it.

Stephen Colbert also got in on the act, purchasing a billboard in Times Square to make sure he would not get snubbed.

"The Fake News Awards, those going to the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media, will be presented to the losers on Wednesday, January 17th, rather than this coming Monday", Trump, a former reality TV star, wrote Sunday on Twitter.

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But will the stories that are recognized be "fake" or just unfavorable to the White House?

Trump has been at loggerheads with several U.S. mainstream media outlets, including the CNN, ABC News, The New York Times and the Washington Post among others.

Last November Donald Trump in a tweet talked about a competition called "Fake News Trophy" among the news channels. He bought a Times Square billboard that says, in Oscars style, "For Your Consideration"-listing amusing reasons why he should be honored".

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"Nothing gives you more credibility in the biz than Donald Trump calling you a liar", the "Late Show" host told his CBS viewers. Maybe-maybe-there was a chance that we would, for at least a couple minutes, stop paying attention to Donald Trump.

"After provoking North Korea and then insulting Palestine, the president turned to America's greatest foe: the fake-news media", Noah said of Trump's announcement.

Mr Trump hit back on Twitter, writing: "I think [I] would qualify as not smart, but genius.and a very stable genius at that!" Trump's media dishonesty awards will probably be a blip, but he'll undoubtedly enjoy every minute of coverage they generate.

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