Wednesday 12 December 2018

This US television show wants to be considered for Donald Trump’s dishonest media awards

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah has launched a hilarious ad campaign.

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Donald Trump

By PA Reporters

A US television show has *submitted* its nomination for Donald Trump’s “Dishonest And Corrupt Media Awards” with a hilarious fake advert campaign.

Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah bought a full-page ad in The New York Times, resembling the style of an Academy Awards “For Your Consideration” campaign.

On January 2, the US president tweeted to say he would be announcing “the most dishonest and corrupt media awards of the year”.

He added: “Subjects will cover Dishonesty and Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media.”

The ad features show host Noah, who is a South African comedian, actor and political commentator, along with quotes from the New York Post, Fox News’s Fox and Friends, and Breitbart News. They call the show “monotonous … liberal dogma”, “a fake news show” and “political propaganda disguised as entertainment” respectively.

This comes after Stephen Colbert, host of CBS’s The Late Show, revealed his show purchased a billboard in Times Square, announcing their nomination.

“I am hoping to be nominated in all categories,” Colbert said on his show at the beginning of this week.

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