United States President Donald Trump released his much-anticipated fake news awards via the Republican Party website, before the webpage went offline.
Mr. Trump had shared the site on his Twitter account at 8:00 p.m., but upon clicking the link, the page failed to load with an error message saying that the website was “temporarily offline” and that they were “working to bring it back up.”
However, the “Wayback Machine” found at Archive.org managed to store a version of the awards online for anyone to view.
Trump posted five minutes later saying 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!”
According to the webpage capture, Trump names 10 specific cases of news media making mistakes in regards to covering his presidency in apparently no particular order, with a number 11 addressing the Russian collusion as “fake news” in general.
CNN stories were four of the examples and The New York Times were two.
ABC, Washington Post, Time Magazine and Newsweek made up the rest of the examples.
More details to follow. Image of Donald Trump from The Nation.