Roughly 4,000 ridiculous tweets ago, Donald Trump promised to announce the "Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards" on January 8, a move far better suited to his skill set than actually being president.
I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
Now, Trump has said that due to the "interest in, and importance of" the awards being "far greater than anyone could have anticipated," he is pushing back the awards to January 17.
The Fake News Awards, those going to the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media, will be presented to the losers on Wednesday, January 17th, rather than this coming Monday. The interest in, and importance of, these awards is far greater than anyone could have anticipated!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2018
Several prominent media entities, including Trevor Noah's The Daily Show and Stephen Colbert's The Late Show, have actively campaigned for the awards. The Daily Show took out a print ad in the New York Times, while Colbert posted a "For Your Consideration" promo on social media.
Trump's proposed award show has been met with the same collective eye-roll as so much of his social media presence. Details are still unknown, but we're sure the "very stable genius" has something special in the works.
Will #Trump’s Fake Media Awards have a bathing suit competition?— JackiSchechner (@JackiSchechner) January 7, 2018
I have questions— Sam Sanders (@samsanders) January 7, 2018
"Presented to the losers." Losers of a FAKE News Award would logically be practitioners of REAL News??? He'll be giving awards to THOSE individuals Wednesday? Also, has anyone in the media received an invite? Like, will he give them out in person? Will he host? https://t.co/SXTsFTQmRx