As regular reader know, I despise award shows. They are like going to a trade show where the
Buick Oldsmobile* Dealer of the Year for the Tri-State Area is announced:
“Bob sold more Cutlass Supremes than anyone else in Sheboygan, let’s give it up for our salesman of the year!”
I mean seriously insiders giving insiders a self-serving award for essentially doing their incredibly well-paying jobs?
So imagine my surprise when Ratings Machine and failed teevee game show host Preznint Stupid announced a new awards show:
I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
Stephan Colbert is gunning for the award:
“Personally I’m excited for the most dishonest and corrupt media awards of the year or as we call them in the biz, ‘The Fakies,'” Colbert said on Wednesday night’s broadcast. “Because nothing gives you more credibility than Donald Trump calling you a liar.”
And then the best thing happened: Colbert put up a billboard in Time Square campaigning for the Fakies just like the big pictures do for the Oscars:
So Colbert is kinda mocking Awards in general and Comrade Stupid in particular.
Think I’m wrong?
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) January 4, 2018
I rest my case.
I’ll also be watching.
* Thanks Scissorhead Ten Bears, good fact checker that you are!