CNN takes the cake in Trump’s Fake News Awards

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Donald Trump unveiled the winners of his much-touted "Fake News Awards" and the "winners" included top networks and newspapers CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post.

The brash Republican president announced the ten "honorees" using his preferred medium of Twitter, linking to a list published on the Republican Party's website that crashed minutes after his big reveal.

CNN took the cake with 4 “prices” and the list begins with New York Times columnist Paul Krugman "The New York Times' Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump's historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover."

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Following the former reality star's stunning rise to power, Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman had written that Trump's inexperience on economic policy and unpredictability risked further damaging the weak global economy.

Second place went to ABC News correspondent Brian Ross: "ABC News' Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report."

And third place was allotted to CNN: "CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks."

Other winners included Time magazine for incorrectly reporting that Trump had moved a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. out of the Oval Office; The Washington Post for discounting the size of "the President's massive sold-out rally" in Pensacola, Fla., in early December; CNN's editing of a video of Trump with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe making it appear that the president "defiantly overfed fish."

CNN was listed two other times for stories about Trump's conversations with former FBI Director James Comey and the network's retraction of a story alleging that former communications advisor Anthony Scaramucci had met with a Russian.
The remaining two “awards” were dedicated to a Newsweek report and a New York Times story.

In follow-up tweets to his "Fake News" announcement, Trump posted that "despite some very corrupt and dishonest media coverage, there are many great reporters I respect and lots of GOOD NEWS for the American people to be proud of!"

"Together there is nothing we can't overcome -- even a very biased media. We ARE Making America Great Again!"

With AFP

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