Late-Night Hosts Are Campaigning for Trump's 'Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards'

Late-Night Hosts Are Campaigning for Trump's 'Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards'

Kerry Wise
January 8, 2018

Set your smartphone alarms and refresh your RSS feeds appropriately, because Donald Trump will be excitedly announcing the nominees for his self-proclaimed "Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards" on Monday evening.

The "Fake News Awards", as Trump calls it, are going to "the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media".

The White House hasn't given much indication if the awards will actually happen.

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.

On Thursday The Late Show's Stephen Colbert released a spoof ad asking the President to consider his show in all categories, including "Least Breitbarty", "Fakest Dishonesty", "Dishonestest Corruption", and for "The Eric Trump Memorial Award for Disappointment". "Because nothing gives you more credibility than Donald Trump calling you a liar".

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Late Night hosts are already campaigning for the honor of being awarded what Stephen Colbert dubbed a "Fakie".

Mr Trump hit back on Twitter, writing: "I think [I] would qualify as not smart, but genius.and a very stable genius at that!"

Trump thinks about his presidency as an hour-by-hour exercise in programming, which is clear from his Twitter feed and the way he drives the coverage to new topics-say, National Football League protestors-when he wants to change the story line.

"Daily Show" host Trevor Noah followed suit by posting a "for your consideration" ad on Twitter that included multiple quotes about him from conservative media outlets, including "Political propaganda disguised as entertainment", "Trevor Noah is an anti-Trump hack", and "Monotonous... liberal dogma".