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2017 Fake News Awards – The full list

2017 Fake News Awards – The full list

And the winner is ….

Donald Trump promised Fake News Awards.

Tonight he and the GOP delivered, The Highly-Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards

The GOP website crashed from the demand (an archived link is here).

It’s a pretty solid list (the GOP link has images):

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!


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We should make this a yearly event.

I like that the winner is an opinion article making a prediction that turned out to be wrong, and that two were tweets by individuals, not actual news articles.

Really goes to show this administration’s complete lack of comprehension of basic concepts.

Add to that that 2-10 were all apologized for, those that were actual stories were retracted, and several resulted in consequences for the journalists involved, and add on top that 11 is definitively false, per the statement of facts consented to by Papadopoulos, and the many daily blatantly false statements of this White House that are not corrected or apologized for, and you have nothing more than a whiny embarrassment leading the country.

    “Really goes to show this administration’s complete lack of comprehension of basic concepts….”

    Congratulations: you just won first place in the Fake Comments Awards.

    C. Lashown in reply to Awing1. | January 17, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Ya, a nice big florescent lie, big enough to get all the sweet Nancy soy-boys flapping their gums, then a soft retraction with enough hubris to appear as virtue signaling. Ya, nothing wrong with that technique of journalism!

      Awing1 in reply to C. Lashown. | January 17, 2018 at 9:23 pm

      You’re free to think the worst of their motives, but actually retracting false statements is better than the White House’s practice of just doubling down.

      Making false statements and never looking back is demonstrably worse than making them and retracting them.

        I’ve said it before.

        The MSM motto is:
        Lie to millions
        Apologize to dozens
        Claim neutrality

        bw222 in reply to Awing1. | January 18, 2018 at 12:29 am

        The media never gives the retraction the emphasis it gives to the original charge. Case in point: Candy Crowley admitting she was wrong when chairing the second Obama-Romney debate at 1 am when a few hundred thousand were watching, as opposed to 70 million when the damage was done. All part f the MSM game plan.

          notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to bw222. | January 19, 2018 at 3:40 pm

          RE: “The media never gives the retraction the emphasis it gives to the original charge.”

          They will once our libel and slander laws are changed to make it easier to sue them and win the cases in court.

        You insult eveyone here’s intelligence.
        You should apologize, just like the propagandist sleazeballs you lamely defend.

        JudyNM in reply to Awing1. | January 18, 2018 at 8:10 am

        When 90% of reporting on the duly-elected President of the United States is negative, there exists clear bias in the reporting. Given the amazing year for the US economy, that should BE the story. Watching the Deep State has been sickening and how their media friends are in on the gig – simply anti-American.

        rdmdawg in reply to Awing1. | January 18, 2018 at 8:58 am

        Pray tell, which false statement did President Trump make? Just to be clear, a statement of values or an opinion is not a false statement.

    Your tears are even more sweet than they were November 8, 2016.

    There are SOOOOOOO many choices. How about the Time Magazine covers. That’s three right there.

    Maybe the point was to make the point they way he wanted to, not to be dictated by you.

    bour3 in reply to Awing1. | January 18, 2018 at 4:34 am

    They originated as opinion pieces and tweets that were then covered by news, and heavily covered, obnoxiously covered ad nauseam. I’ll resist saying this really goes to show your complete lack of comprehension of basic concepts. Oops.

      rdm in reply to bour3. | January 18, 2018 at 6:46 am

      Making an error in large type or prime time then apologizing in small type or in off hours doesn’t count. The apology needs to be just as blaring and have as much time spent on correction as was spent on the ‘error’.

        Walker Evans in reply to rdm. | January 18, 2018 at 3:45 pm

        They’re just following an old yellow journalism tradition: run a headline in 30 point type on Page 1, and then “apologize” in 4 point type on Page 3 of Section C!

    rdm in reply to Awing1. | January 18, 2018 at 6:44 am

    Isn’t it amazing that I’ll bet you won’t be able to find a similar list where the ‘error’ went the other way?

    herm2416 in reply to Awing1. | January 18, 2018 at 8:29 am

    So, Rages gave the sole up twinkle?

    G. de La Hoya in reply to Awing1. | January 18, 2018 at 8:30 am

    He is a “whiny embarrassment leading the country” that appears to be kicking lots of ass, winning big, and he pushes back. Things the MSM are not used to. 🙂

      We are deplorables, and Trump is a whiney embarrasment…

      The left is a facist movement. It is bent on dehumanizing us, so we can be both slandered and attacked physically.

      Give an inch on this, and you put your life in the hands of the likes of george soros and his malignant puppets in American politics. Right, pelosi? Right barack – you traitorous rat.

    Halcyon Daze in reply to Awing1. | January 18, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Heh!™ Loser.

I love that he fights back…unlike GW Bush.

Will there be Fake Media Doctor Awards? Because Sanjay Gupta and that idiot psychologist Lee from Yale are two really strong contenders.

And of course, the award should bear Dr. Howard Dean’s image:

“After reading [the list] you’re supposed to vote [using the GOP website] on which outlet is the worst and entire your name, email, etc. It’s a fundraising ploy!”

I love President Trumps style. He doesn’t waste time with little nattering rumors and stabbing people in the back, but uses a broad sword twisting thrust right to the GUTS OF THE PROBLEM! Those who fight back appear as the fools they are.

POTUS should name the awards “The DURANTY”. Not after Jimmy, but after Walter, the NYT reporter who covered (and covered up for) the USSR. His fake news won him the Pulitzer!

    myiq2xu in reply to JBIsmay. | January 17, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Joe Pulitzer was a sleazy yellow-journalism hack and he’s got a fancy award named after him. Why not name this one after his biggest tabloid competition and call it a “Hearst?”

      The ny slimes has tainted the pulitzer, as obama has stunk-up the nobel prize.

      Lets not even talk about the joke that has become the Medal of Freedom.

      Two awards are worth a damn, because they are earned and cannot be bought: for military valor and for athletics.

Special mention for Newsweek’s “Madame President” cover?

Oh, darn! That was 2016.

What so many of his detractors cannot see is that he is looking out for them more than their own, who are propped up by this fakery of the media, collusion, and lack of transparency.

“And the Acosta goes to . . .”


A timely reminder of exactly why they’re all “fake news” and why the label is fully justified.

And, presented in this ridiculous contest-game format, it changes what would otherwise be a whine about the press’s shabby behavior into a venue where the President can put the court jester in his proper place.

Funny … our Presidents have been mere run-of-the-mill professional politicians—mediocrities simply waiting their turn—for so long, it’s a shock when we finally get someone who knows what the hell he’s doing.

A lot of people lost a lot of money listening to Krugman. An opinion by a Nobel laureate is news.

Who should get the “lifetime achievement” award?

    I think President Trump is holding off until the conclusion of his 8th year in office before handing those out. There is still a lot of Fake News yet to be made!

Oh, hey, look! It’s Trump appropriating the Black Power fist! (sarcasm)

OK Awing1, Yellowsnake and any others who defend the MSM.
This is a list of false news for ONE YEAR.

So pick a year of Obama’s tenure, and then pick the 10 False News Headlines from the MSM that attacked Obama’s policy or decisions.
REMINDER: It can’t be an opinion but something that was verified to be false, and the MSM distorted it to make a headline

rustyshamrock | January 18, 2018 at 9:32 am

“1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.”

Let’s all hope this ‘non-recovery’ goes on FOREVER!

    In all objectivity: krugman is a contrivance along the lines of obama and klinton and that ny times schmuck thomas friedman.

    Not a single accomplishment between them. But with mouths as big as moooochelle obama and sonia sotomayor combined.

    (When is klinton being indicted?)

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to rustyshamrock. | January 19, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Krugman should take his head out of the MSM/Democrat Party chamber pot once in a while.

    To quote Groucho Marx: “I like a good cigar, but I take it out of my mouth every once and a while.”