President Donald Trump came through on presenting his 2017 Fake News Awards.
The New York Times took the top spot for predicting financial markets would "never recover" from his election.
Trump's initial tweet with the link inside and a tease of "And the FAKE NEWS winners are ..." crashed, with Error 404 messages immediately after. The tweeted announcement came out at 8 p.m.
And the FAKE NEWS winners are...https://t.co/59G6x2f7fD— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2018
He followed that with a tweet praising some journalism coverage: "Despite some 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!"
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2018
"Below is the full list of winners of the 2017 Fake News Awards:
"1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.
"2. ABC News' Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report.
"3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.
"4. TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.
"5. Washington Post FALSELY reported the President’s massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena HOURS before crowd started pouring in.
"6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.
"7. CNN FALSELY reported about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a “significant breakdown in process.”
"8. Newsweek FALSELY reported that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake President Trump’s hand.
"9. CNN FALSELY reported that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.
"10. The New York Times FALSELY claimed on the front page that the Trump administration had hidden a climate report.
"11. And last, but not least: "RUSSIA COLLUSION!" Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!"