Trump's corrupt media awards: Why some pundits are angling to win


Friday, in a bid for a trophy, The Daily Show took out a full-page ad in The New York Times.

The 71-year-old said he would be handing out his "dishonest media" awards in various "fake media" categories, ranging from "dishonest" to "bad reporting".

"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 tweeted Sunday. A quote from Fox & Friends, which the president loves, in April 2017 said: "Isn't The Daily Show a fake news show?" Maybe-maybe-there was a chance that we would, for at least a couple minutes, stop paying attention to Donald Trump. "Read page A7!" and later: "@realDonaldTrump, get someone to read this to you!" Guess the president doesn't want to be overshadowed by the Golden Globes.

"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.

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This comes after Stephen Colbert, host of CBS's The Late Show, revealed his show purchased a billboard in Times Square, announcing their nomination. "Or, as we call them in the business, the Fakies".

TBS' "Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee also released a "for your consideration" ad on Twitter where she seemed confident she would be "sweeping the #Dishonesties this year".

The TV hosts were praised for their approach to Trump's comments, with one Twitter user saying: "Instead of pretending to be mad, this is exactly how the media should handle this".