AND THE TRUMPIES GO TO:
The New York Times is the big winner in President Trump’s 2017 Fake News Awards.
Paul Krugman won the top Trumpie for reporting that on the day of President Trump’s historic landslide victory the economy would never recover.
He was dead wrong, of course, as all Stock Market indexes kept soaring all year, with the Dow currently at an all-time record high of 26,000 points.
And that happened during a year of unrelenting mainstream media bias against Trump, unfair news coverage and blatant phony news. Studies indicate that more than 90% of the media’s coverage of President Trump is negative.
ABC News came in second with a Trumpie for a false story by so-called investigative reporter Brian Ross which sent the markets in a downward spiral. ABC admitted the mistake, Ross was demoted, the markets recovered and resumed their sky-high ride.
Third place award went to a CNN report that the president and his son, Don Jr., received an email from WikiLeaks that offered them access to hacked documents. CNN had to publish a humiliating correction.
Overall, CNN won the most Trumpies for four stories:
FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks. Directly below this award and third on the overall list, was a Fox News headline: ‘CNN botches dates, inaccurately reports Trump campaign had Wikileaks sneak peak.’
FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump purposely overfed fish during a visit to Japan, but it was Japanese prime minister Abe who actually was first to feed the fish by tossing his box of fish food into the pond, after which Trump did the same.
FALSELY reported about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a “significant breakdown in process.” This seventh award on the list was followed with a Washington Post headline: ‘Three CNN employees resign over retracted story on Russia ties.’
FALSELY reported that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation. Directly below the award, ninth on the list, were two screen shots of CNN broadcasts, one showing CNN sources’ claims and another that refuted the sources’ claims and revealed what Comey actually said.
Full report on the awards HERE.