White House 'Excited' About Impending Fake News Awards

White House 'Excited' About Impending Fake News Awards

Such respected USA media organisations as the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC and CNN have clashed repeatedly with the Trump administration and could be singled out again for a Fake News Award.

The senator cited a Committee to Protect Journalists report that said 2017 set a record for the number of journalists that had been imprisoned around the world. Other award categories included Best Dramatic Actor (Trump adviser Stephen Miller), Worst Misleading Actress (press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders) and Worst Son (Donald Trump Jr.). "For decades, dissidents and human rights advocates have relied on independent investigations into government corruption to further their fight for freedom".

Trump tweeted on January 2 the announcements were due on January 8 before he postponed them until Wednesday January 17.

It is unclear whether the awards are, well, real.

Chrissy Teigen hosted her own Fake News Awards when President Trump failed to do so.

In the NSFW clip, Fallon's Trump announced the recipient of his custom statuettes, which resembled looked Oscar trophies except they were topped off with Trump's head.

"Whether Trump knows it or not, these efforts are being closely watched by foreign leaders who are already using his words as cover as they silence and shutter one of the key pillars of democracy", wrote the senior senator. The award may have been a joke, but CPJ's argument was not, charging that Trump "consistently undermined domestic news outlets and declined to publicly raise freedom of the press with repressive leaders". And, of course, the president has it precisely backward - despotism is the enemy of the people. ".Ultimately, freedom of information is critical for a democracy to succeed". When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn't suit him "fake news", it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press.

"More than two-fifths of evening news coverage of the President (43%) focused on controversies, not policies, with the Russian Federation investigation alone accounting for one-fifth of all Trump coverage (1,234 minutes)", read one of the study's findings.