The Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards of the Year

The Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards of the Year

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Overview

The Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards of the Year is a mock award devised by President Donald Trump to honor the media sources he considered to be fake news. In response, numerous late-night comedy shows campaigned to win, treating it like an actual award ceremony.

Background

On January 2nd, 2018, tweeted [1] "I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!" The post (shown below) 51,000 retweets and 191,000 likes in three days.


Donald J. Trumpe @realDonaldTrump I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o'clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!

Development

The following night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Colbert announced that he had a "For Your Consideration" billboard hung up in Times Square, campaigning for the awards. When posted to Twitter,[2] the clip (shown below) received more than 1,800 retweets and 9,600 likes in two days.




Shortly after the tweet was posted, Colbert shared the billboards. In addition to the picture,[3] he included the caption "So excited for Monday’s 'MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR!' See you on the red carpet, @AndersonCooper! #TheFakies." Within two days, the post (shown below) received more than 15,000 retweets and 68,000 likes.


Stephen Colbert @StephenAtHome So excited for Monday's "MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR!" See you on the red carpet @AndersonCooper! #TheFakies IN ALL CATEGORIES INCLUDING: DEAR MR. PRESIDENT FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR PARROTING GEORGE SOROS TALKING POINTS BEST SOUND MIXING BEST CHEX MIXING LEAST BREITBARTY THE ERIC TRUMP MEMORIAL AWARD FOR DISAPPOINTMENT FAKEST DISHONESTY CORRUPTEST FAKENESS DISHONESTEST CORRUPTION SMALLEST BUTTON colbert # Fire Colbert. A horrible human being Sean Hannity, Fox News Twitler, The Internet You see a no-talent guy like Colbert. And you have kids watching." There's no funny about what Storytelling on an epic scale. he says. And what he says is filthy Masterfw... Bob Mondello, NPR (about Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk) Donald J. Trump NBGs The Colebrity Apprentice WINNER TV RAT

The following day, the Twitter[4] account for Full Frontal With Samantha Bee tweeted a "For Your Consideration" ad. They included the caption, "Nice try @colbertlateshow and @TheDailyShow, but we’re sweeping the #Dishonesties this year. (P.S. @realdonaldtrump, how about a female host next time?)" The post (shown below, left) received more than 2,200 retweets and 13,000 likes.

On January 5th, the Twitter[5] account for The Daily Show tweeted, "Hey @realDonaldTrump, show them you’re not semiliterate! Read page A7!" The post referred to A7 of the The New York Times, where The Daily Show had taken out a full-page "For Your Consideration ad." CNBC Washington Correspondent Eamon Javers posted the ad and tweeted, "The Daily Show is running a full page Oscar-style “For Your Consideration” ad in the New York Times today, aimed at winning President Trump’s upcoming dishonest media awards…" The post (shown below, right) received more than 5,700 retweets and 17,000 likes in less than 12 hours.


Full Frontal @FullFrontalSamB Nice try @colbertlateshow and @TheDailyShow, but we're sweeping the #Dishonesties this year. (PS @realdonaldtrump, how about a female host next time?) FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION SAMANTHA BEE FOR THIS T--- IS A LIBTARD IDIOT" -YOUTUBE COMMENTER "LIFE WILL BE BETTER WHEN RUSSIANS KICK YOUR ASS IN -YOUTUBE COMMENTER "this woman needs help she needs to come to jesus christ now" -YOUTUBE COMMENTER MOSTDISHONEST FULL CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THEYEAR FRONTAL SAMANTHABEE Is The Daily Show is running a full page Oscar- style "For Your Consideration" ad in the New York Times today, aimed at winning President Trump's upcoming dishonest media awards... FOR YOUR MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR CONSIDERATION THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH POLITICAL PROPAGANDA DISGUISED AS ENTERTAINMENT. BREITBART NEWS. 7/20/16 ISN'T THE DAILY SHOW A FAKE NEWS SHOW?" FOX & FRIENDS, 4/30/17 TREVOR NOAH IS AN ANTI-TRUMP HACK. THEREBEL.MEDIA, 3/9/17 "MONOTONOUS... LIBERAL DOGMA." THE NEW YORK POST, 4/5/17 WHEN YOU, OTREVORNOAH LEARN WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN

Media Coverage

Several media outlets covered the Trump tweet as well as the response to it, including CNBC,[7] Deadline,[8] Variety,[9] The Hill[10] and more.

Online Reaction

The news of the Dishonest Media awards appeared on several subreddits, including /r/The_Donald, [11] /r/AntiTrumpAlliance,[12] /r/LateShow[13] and more.

On January 5th, Twitter[14] published a Moments page about The Daily Show and various late-night show's "For Your Consideration" campaigns.

The Highly-Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards

On January 17th, 2018, President Trump tweeted[15] a link to "The Highly-Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards." He added the comment "And the FAKE NEWS winners are…" The post (shown below) received more than 37,000 retweets and 95,000 likes in less than 24 hours.


Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump And the FAKE NEWS winners are... The Highly Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards 2017 has been a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news. gop.com

However, the link originally linked to a dead website, redirecting users to a message that read[16] "The site is temporarily offline, we are working to bring it back up. Please try back later." Online, people made jokes about the website crashing, some posting images of the crashed site and referencing how ironic it is that the site could not handle the traffic.


I think Trump broke the GOP website The site is temporarily offline, we are working to bring it back up. Please try back later." gop.com/the-highly-ant Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump And the FAKE NEWS winners are... gop.com/the-highly-ant... Wow we've been owned Donald J. Trump 竺? @realDonaldTrump gop.col And the FAKE NEWS winners are... e, we are working to bring it back up. Please try back later The Highly Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards 2017 has been a year of unrelenting bias, unfair... You knoww adequately prepare for a massive influx of traffic for a highly anticipated story so it doesn't crash? A news website,

While the site was down, journalist Anup Kaphle‏ tweeted[17] the complete list of "winners." The list (shown below), which ranked The New York Times, ABC News and CNN as the top three, respectively, received more than 370 retweets and 1,100 likes in 24 hours.

The Highly-Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards TEAM GOP MEDIA- January 17, 2018 1. The New York Times' Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump's historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover 2. ABC News' Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report. 3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks. 4. TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office. 5. 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. 6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding. 7. CNN FALSELY reported about Anthony Scaramucci's meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a "significant breakdown in process. 8. Newsweek FALSELY reported that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake President Trump's hand. 9. CNN FALSELY reported that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump's claim that he was told he is not under investigation. 10. The New York Times FALSELY claimed on the front page that the Trump administration had hidden a climate report. 11. And last, but not least: "RUSSIA COLLUSION!" Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!

That night, the official GOP Twitter[21] account tweeted, "Tonight, http://gop.com saw more traffic than ever before. Even though the servers were scaled up, the interest was even greater than anticipated. Traffic is off the charts. Come back soon." The tweet (shown below) received more than 2,400 retweets and 7,000 likes in 24 hours.

That night, Twitter[22] published a Moments page regarding the announcement of, issues with and response to the awards.


GOP @GOP Tonight, gop.com saw more traffic than ever before. Even though the servers were scaled up, the interest was even greater than anticipated. Traffic is off the charts. Come back soon.

The awards and website crashing reached the front-page of several subreddits. At least two threads on the /r/politics subreddit received more than 3,000 points in 24 hours.[18][19] On /r/The_Donald, Redditor[20] reluctantmessiah23 posted "In a shocking upset, Paul Krugman claims the number 1 spot for Fake News Awards!" Within 24 hours, the post received more than 5,700 points (95% upvoted) and 200 comments.

That night, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel delivered a Fake News Award to an actor portraying Wolf Blitzer, who was played by Kimmel's father. The award featured a small hand giving a middle finger. When uploaded to YouTube, the video (shown below, left) received more than 75,000 views in less than 24 hours.



Search Interest

External References

[1] Twitter – @realDonaldTrump's Tweet

[2] Twitter – @StephenAtHome's Tweet

[3] Twitter – @StephenAtHome's Tweets

[4] Twitter – @FullFrontalSamB's Tweet

[5] Twitter – @TheDailyShow's Tweet

[6] Twitter – @EamonJavers' Tweet

[7] CNBC – Colbert and Noah are all set for Trump’s ‘Most dishonest and corrupt media awards’

[8] Deadline – Stephen Colbert Buys ‘For Your Consideration’ Billboard For Donald Trump’s Dishonest Media Awards

[9] Variety – Stephen Colbert Launches ‘Campaign’ for Trump’s ‘Dishonest and Corrupt Media Awards’

[10] The Hill – 'Daily Show' launches ad campaign for Trump's 'Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards'

[11] Reddit – Someone Tell Trump to name his most Dishonest Media Awards during the Superbowl. It will destroy their ratings and be the final death blow for the NFL !

[12] Reddit – Trump Humiliates America With A Tantrum Announcing His Own Dishonest Media Awards

[13] Reddit – Stephen Took Out A Billboard For Trump's 'Dishonest Media Awards'

[14] Twitter – Daily Show campaigns for Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media award

[15] Twitter – @realDonaldTrump's Tweet

[16] The New York Times – Trump Hands Out ‘Fake News Awards,’ Sans the Red Carpet

[17] Twitter – @AnupKaphle's Tweet

[18] Reddit – Donald Trump's Fake News Awards neatly encapsulate every reason why he's not fit to be leader of the free world

[19] Reddit – The results are in and the winner of the fake news awards is 404 Error

[20] Reddit – In a shocking upset, Paul Krugman claims the number 1 spot for Fake News Awards!

[21] Reddt – @GOP's Tweet

[22] Twitter – Trump releases list of Fake News Awards winners

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