Thanks to Donald Trump the phrase “fake news” has become one of the most popular in the public debate. The American President since the election rapidly respond to every unfair, from his point of view, attack the press in his address. And now on the eve of the anniversary of the inauguration on January 20, he summed up the results announced in November contest untrue news. “Favourite” trump TV channel si-EN-EN tore several prizes, but the imaginary Grand Prix moved to the newspaper The New Times.
“2017 was a year of unprecedented bias, biased news, and even publicly posting fakes. Studies have shown that more than 90% of the news about the President was covering his activities in a negative way,” reads the introduction to the article about the contest.
First place trump gave the author The New York Times, Nobel prize winner in Economics Paul Krugman, who predicted the sharp fall in the markets following the election of the new head of the White house.
Second prize departed host of the channel Hey-bi-si Brian Ross, who reported “false” information about what the markets really dipped.
Closes the three leaders of the broadcaster si-EN-EN with the news that Donald trump and his son Eric had access to hacked thanks to Wikileaks. It should be noted, si-EN-EN was awarded the “praise” of the President more than once. In the presented rating of the TV channel appears four times: on the third, sixth, seventh and ninth place.
The list also got the Time magazine that reported that the President removed a bust of Martin Luther king from the Oval office, and The Washington Post published photos of empty stands at the rally trump made a few hours before began to flock to the public.
The Washington Post tried to defend the journalists. According to the newspaper, in most cases, were not misrepresentations, and mistakes of journalists, which they promptly corrected and apologized for that. So, according to the newspaper, the journalist Time, visiting the White house didn’t notice the bust of the king in the usual place and decided that the President took him out. As he recognized the reporter, the sculpture was just placed in front of the door, so he didn’t see her.
At the end of the rating trump told about ten of their achievements over the past year, which, he noted, the media did not pay enough attention. Among them, the White house said the creation of two million additional jobs, reducing taxes and “energy boom”.
However, this is not the only achievements of the trump. His services to the enrichment of the topical vocabulary dictionary said Collins, who called catchphrase of the President of the “fake news” the official word 2017. Compared with the year 2016 the use of this expression in 2017 jumped by 365%. Coincidence?