On Wednesday night, President Trump revealed the highly anticipated winners of his self-proclaimed “Fake News” awards. The winners were posted to Twitter, and the story quickly went viral. Topping the list? The New York Times. The GOP posted a blog about the awards on their party website. The article began with an introduction that reads:
“2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news. Studies have shown that over 90% of the media’s coverage of President Trump is negative.”
The fake news awards were then dolled out and gave The New York Times the top spot.
“The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.”
Although Krugman published the news article claiming the market would never recover, the Dow Jones Industrial Average just posted a record high of over 26,000 points this week.
“CNN Falsely reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.”
“Washington Post falsely reported the President’s massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena hours before crowd started pouring in.”
“CNN falsely edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minster actually led the way with the feeding.”
Last and not least on the list is the idea that Trump had colluded with Russia to rig the 2016 presidential election. Although Trump has denied his involvement with the foreign government numerous times, it still made its place on the list.
“And last, but not least: “Russia collusion!” Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. There is no collusion!”
The GOP site then shared a tweet Trump wrote back on January 5:
“Well, now that collusion with Russia is proving to be a total hoax, and the only collusion is with Hillary Clinton and the FBI/Russia, the Fake News Media (mainstream) and this phony new book are hitting out at every new front imaginable. They should try winning an election. Sad!”
The major winners were CNN, the New York Times, Washington Post, and other media outlets that have been sharing the negative news about Trump.
Although the Fake News awards publicly shamed media institutions that have published false reports concerning Trump, the president did not want the country to think that all news was fake.
After sharing the link to the fake news award winners list, he shared a tweet that read:
“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!”
After posting the winners of the fake news awards, the GOP article then proceeded to outline all the wins president Trump has helped usher forth in the United States since he has become president.
What do you make of the winners of the fake news awards this year?