The Winners of the Fake News Awards

The President joins us in showcasing the disaster known as journalism's greatest hits of 2017.


What you are seeing on your screen is in fact not (just) an old hobo, but is actually an economist. A world-renowned economist. Awarded the Nobel Prize for his important contributions to specialized fields of economics,  Krugman was considered a very reputable character.

Until this masterpiece.

Congratulations, Paul. Really.

On December 2nd 2017, Brian put out a “special report” saying that General Mike Flynn was going to testify that Donald Trump was consulting with the Russians about his foreign policy before becoming president. He went on to say that Trump had a high chance of being impeached. 

His made-up report temporarily crashed the stock market, driving the DOW down 350 points.

On December 8, C(IA)NN falsely reported that by giving Trump Jr. access to documents before they were publicly released, Wikileaks was effectively engaging in collusion with the Trump campaign. They reported that Wikileaks sent Trump Jr. an email on September 4th, 2016 granting him access to Colin Powell’s leaked emails before they were released to everyone else.

In response, Trump Jr. released the email, showing that he actually received the email on September 14th 2016, over a day after the documents were publicly released.

CNN’s failure to keep track of dates resulted in the insinuation that Wikileaks and DJT Jr. were colluding, when in reality Wikileaks had just directed him to an already publicly released leak of Colin Powell’s emails.

Dave Weigel of the Washington Post (a real piece of work) tweeted this out, claiming that Trump’s Pensacola, Florida rally wasn’t as full as was claimed. As you can see from the time the screenshot was taken, Trump and co. were quick to tear apart this fake news.

After being exposed and deleting his tweet just 20 minutes afterwards, Dave Weigel went on to respond with this cop-out:

CNN arrives on this list again because of the infamous blatant lie they told about Trump feeding Koi fish on his trip to Japan. They surreptitiously cropped a video of him feeding Koi fish with PM Shinzo Abe to make it look like he carelessly overfed the fish, when in reality he was simplying copying what Shinzo Abe did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8WBcPX257o

CNN makes its way onto this list for the 3rd time for smearing Anthony Scaramucci with no proof besides “anonymous sources.”

The story, citing no credible source at all, went off the rails with speculation, stating that the Senate Intelligence Committee was investigating Scaramuuci for meeting with the chief executive of a Russian investment fund, and then leaking information to the executive on whether the Russian sanctions would be lifted. 

The unevidenced story was retracted and the 3 people responsible for it were fired.

Newsweek falsely reported that the first lady of Poland refused to shake Trump’s hand, an outright lie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0LBawbGHJA

If you read the comments, you will see that according to Polish tradition the wife must greet the other wife first.

The New York Times tried to insinuate that the Trump campaign was hiding climate change research.

11th place goes to the batshit crazy shills who revived McCarthyism because they couldn’t accept the results of a fair election.

After this long list of fake news, I’m actually starting to feel bad for our old friend Jim Acosta for not winning any Fake News Awards.

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