President Trump unveils 'Fake News Award'; takes dig at NYT, CNN, ABC

The "highly-anticipated" list, as the headline said included names of famous media houses including The New York Times, CNN, ABC News, Washinton Post among others. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team Washington, DC, United States Jan 18, 2018, 03.51 AM (IST)

President Trump took to Twitter to reveal the "Fake News Awards" linking it to a published article on the Republican Party's website - gop.com which crashed minutes after he made his revelation.

The "highly-anticipated" list, as the headline said included names of famous media houses including The New York Times, CNN, ABC News, Washinton Post among others.

In the article headlined: "The Highly-Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards", the ranking was as follows: 1. The New York Times 2: ABC News 3: CNN  4: TIME  5: Washington Post  6: CNN 7: CNN on reporting about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian 8: Newsweek 9:  CNN on reporting ex-FBI director James Comey 10: New York Times.

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At the end, the article said, "last but not the least", "RUSSIA COLLUSION!" Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!

The GOP article took digs at journalists belonging to the The New York Times’ Paul Krugman and ABC News' Brian Ross.

The article said Paul Krugman had claimed "on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover" underlying at the end that the "media spent 90% of the time focused on negative coverage or fake news".