For a while, it looked like Donald Trump's much-ballyhooed "Fake News Awards" were going to be fake news. First, they were delayed by more than a week, which is understandable. The president is a busy man, what with all the insults to be tweeted and expletives to be uttered. On the rescheduled day, the world breathlessly awaited as the hours ticked away with no announcement. Finally, long after dinnertime on the East Coast, Trump triumphantly tweeted the results.Not that anyone could read them, because the GOP website he linked to had crashed. Awkward!The awards, which became accessible an hour later, did prove one thing. Unlike with the Oscars, campaigning doesn't help. Case in point: Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah, who shamelessly took out "For Your Consideration" ads, only to be totally shut out. Sorry, guys, better luck next time. You're just not trying hard enough.The big winner, it turns out, was New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, for predicting that the economy would … [Read more...] about Critic’s Notebook: Everyone Loses At Trump’s “Fake News Awards”
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On Wednesday night, Jimmy Kimmel had on a special guest in honor of President Trump’s Fake News Awards.Kimmel began by acknowledging Trump’s assertion that the mainstream media’s coverage of his presidency has been largely negative.“Well of course it’s been negative,” Kimmel said. “When you cover a train wreck, you don’t give equal time to the train!”He told his audience that the president’s goal was to “discredit the integrity of every media outlet that isn’t Fox & Friends” and that one of his primary targets is CNN.And on behalf of CNN, The Situation Room anchor Wolf Blitzer joined Kimmel via satellite to accept the Donald Trump Dishonest and Corrupt Media Award.Blitzer kicked off his acceptance speech by thanking his “fake news writers” who made up “brilliant bullsh*t” all year long, the special effects team who “made it look like the president threw paper towels at Puerto … [Read more...] about Watch CNN’s ‘Wolf Blitzer’ Accept Trump’s Fake News Award on
At long last, President Donald Trump announced the winners of the Fake News Awards. And as we suspected, CNN and The New York Times were among the big winners.The president, according to the conservative website TruePundit (whose reporting was corroborated by Fox News), shared a list of 11 stories identified by Trump Fake News. CNN led the way with four of the top 11. The New York Times was represented with two stories. The Washington Post also had two. Trump took to Twitter to share the link with a full list of the victors.In a truly fitting touch, the link to the winners’ page has been down since the president’s tweet. The president, despite following through on the Awards, did offer some conciliatory words for the media.“Despite some very corrupt and dishonest media coverage, there are many great reporters I respect and lots of GOOD NEWS for the American people to be proud of!” Trump wrote.[image via screengrab]——Follow Joe DePaolo (@joe_depaolo) … [Read more...] about Fake News Awards Winners Announced: CNN,
President Donald Trump first announced after the new year, in a baffling tweet, that he would hold “THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR” to honor the “Fake News Media” in “various categories.”Without offering any elaboration, Trump eventually pushed back the date of his proposed awards, and the new date he set was January 17 — which happens to be today.Since announcing them, the White House has given little details as to what the “Fake News Awards” will consist of, and hasn’t really confirmed that the awards are actually going to take place.That led your humble reporters at Mediaite to assume that Trump was going to barrel through another self-imposed deadline and push off his awards off indefinitely — a wise move considering his White House is currently entrenched in a controversy of shithole proportions. But alas, the Trump White House is not typically known for doing the wise thing.Deputy Press … [Read more...] about So, Are Trump’s Fake News Awards Actually Happening?
The media at large seems fairly unsure whether to respond to President Donald Trump’s proposed “FAKE NEWS AWARDS” with horror or mockery. Over at Fox & Friends, the response is excitement.Trump first announced he would be handing out awards to “THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA” in early January, but he was forced to reschedule the very important and definitely-happening award ceremony for unknown reasons.Well, in his tweet he said the awards are supposed to take place today, though he has made no mention of them since — as his administration finds itself crawling out of a gaping shithole of controversy.That did not deter the residents of the Fox & Friends curvy-couch, who made brief mention of Trump’s awards on Wednesday morning.After a segment featuring an axe-less Pete Hegseth talking to Trump voters in a diner (they told him they think polls on Trump’s approval rating are “fake news”), Brian Kilmeade segued … [Read more...] about is Ready For Trump’s Fake News Awards: ‘I’ll Make the Popcorn!’