Trump's corrupt media awards: Why some pundits are angling to win

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U.S. chat shows including The Daily Show and the Late Show with Stephen Colbert are fighting it out to be named in Donald Trump "Most Dishonest and Corrupt Media Awards of the Year" on Monday (8 January).

He added: "Subjects will cover Dishonesty and Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media".

But will the stories that are recognized be "fake" or just unfavorable to the White House?

Colbert's entry, styled like a movie poster, enters all "categories" including "fakest dishonesty", "corruptest fakeness", and "smallest button", in reference to Trump's Tuesday tweet that his "nuclear button" is bigger and more powerful than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's.

Stephen Colbert also got in on the act, purchasing a billboard in Times Square to make sure he would not get snubbed.


Trump says he'll give out the awards on January 17, but the White House hasn't said much about them. The president initially said he would be announcing the accolades this Monday, and didn't give a reason for the change.

Bannon apologized on Sunday for not responding sooner, calling Donald Trump Jr.

At the bottom of the ad it reads: "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is so fake even this ad isn't real".

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.

On Friday the Daily Show with Trevor Noah took out a full colour Oscar-style advert in the New York Times also apparently aimed at sealing a victory in Mr Trump's awards.

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