Trump postpones his 'fake news' awards

Posted January 08, 2018

Subjects will cover Dishonesty and Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media.

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.

The White House hasn't given much indication if the awards will actually happen.

Trump thinks about his presidency as an hour-by-hour exercise in programming, which is clear from his Twitter feed and the way he drives the coverage to new topics-say, National Football League protestors-when he wants to change the story line.

After the advert was released, The Daily Show's official Twitter account poked fun at Trump's literacy, saying: "Hey @realDonaldTrump, show them you're not semiliterate!"

In fact, Stephen Colbert, the most anti-Trump of the anti-Trump late-night comics, is angling for a prize.

President Trump has frequently singled out the Times, the Washington Post, CNN and other outlets for criticism of their reporting on the White House.

Trump has fired back against author Michael Wolff and Bannon, calling Wolff a "total loser", and referring to Bannon as "Sloppy Steve".

The book's publication renewed debate on Mr Trump's mental health. "I don't think so".

During his tenure as President, Mr Trump has repeatedly claimed the media has been unfair to him.

Another "endorsement" came from Breitbart News, which in July 2016 called the show "political propaganda disguised as entertainment".

Mr Trump's awards have been met with widespread mirth with United States talk show hosts offering themselves up for consideration for the awards.

It is unclear how Mr Trump's awards will be judged.