Trump postpones his 'fake news' awards

A U.S. television show has *submitted* its nomination for Donald Trump's "Dishonest And Corrupt Media Awards" with a hilarious fake advert campaign.

As you can see in the tweet above, the president is citing interest that "is far greater than anyone could have anticipated" as a possible reason for the date change.

But will the stories that are recognized be "fake" or just unfavorable to the White House?

Trump initially announced his intention to name "THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR" (all caps emphasis his) on Tuesday, January 2 - the same day he fired off multiple confounding tweets, including an alarming threat at North Korea that was apparently prompted by a segment on Fox News. "Stay tuned!" he said.

Trump has previously labelled as "fake news" reporting on attendance numbers at his inauguration, his lack of immediate condemnation of violent white nationalists in Charlottesville and Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections.

Mr Trump dismissed the book as "phony", adding the author "is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book".

Comedy Central's satirical stalwart began their campaign for the highest honor in "fake news" by purchasing a full-page ad in The New York Times. Maybe-maybe-there was a chance that we would, for at least a couple minutes, stop paying attention to Donald Trump.

This comes after Stephen Colbert, host of CBS's The Late Show, revealed his show purchased a billboard in Times Square, announcing their nomination.

  • Jon Douglas