On January 17, President trump released his highly anticipated 'Fake News' Awards with a link from his Twitter account to the results on the GOP's blog @GOP.com.

The New York Times took home the gold-winning first place

The leader of the first Fake News awards, was New York Times' dire prediction after Trump's election, claiming the economy would never recover.

-The economy has been on an upward climb since Trump took office with the stock market hitting record highs-

ABC News took second place also with a report on stocks taking a downward spin.

But CNN—one of Trumps most often talked about News sites—got on the list four times.

With such hard-hitting claims as the bust of MLK was removed from the oval office''. And an edited video showing trump with the prime minister of Japan pouring a box of fish food out. Stating Trump defiantly overfed the fish during the Prime minister’s visit.

This listing was highly anticipated

When Trump finally put the story out -after promising it by Monday and having to delay it until Wednesday- the server for the GOP's site’—where it was located—crashed due to high traffic.

'Fake news' was a phrase coined by Trump

It has proven very effective in pushing the narrative that news organizations can be and often are wrong.

This trend is mostly in self-defense, but it was rare in the past among politicians, to be so public in defending themselves.

Still, Some have called this award system and other comments on the media, an ‘attack on the media’ But instances of less than factual news reporting, has been proven to be rampant in mainstream news organizations.

Here are the top five Fake News Award winners

  • Number Five: Reporter shows stadium nearly empty. Declaring the Trump rally attendance was small. Even though it was proven not to be.
  • Number Four: A Times reporter claimed the bust of MLK was removed from the oval office.
  • Number Three: CNN claimed Trump and his son Don Jr. had access to the Wiki Leaks documents before the elections.
  • Number Two: A report given by Brian Ross sent the stocks on a downward spiral because of a story on Russian collusion.
  • Number One: New York Times economist, claiming the economy under Trump, would never recover.

News organizations are making this story buzz

Washington Post's Glenn Kessler wrote an article Jan.,17th, asking if ''the fake news counted as fake when the story had been corrected?'.

That's not surprising since the news coming from this story has made the offenders famous, in a bad way. But there is no doubt--until Trump—such story corrections would have been buried, leaving, at least half of the readers, still assuming the false stories to be true.

It seems this type of false story highlighting is popular anyway, especially among the public.

Like Trump or hate him, whatever he does, it creates a buzz.