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Stephen Colbert Buys Billboards In Times Square In Bid To Win Trump’s Dishonest Media Award

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Nick Givas Media And Politics Reporter

Late-night comic Stephen Colbert announced he is lobbying for a “fake news media” award from President Donald Trump Wednesday, and purchased a “for your consideration” billboard in Times Square despite not being a member of the media.

“Nothing gives you more credibility than Donald Trump calling you a liar and I of course don’t want to get snubbed,” Colbert said. “I have placed a billboard in Times Square … and purchased a full page ad on my Twitter feed with a ‘For Your Consideration’ ad.”

He then listed fake categories for the awards, including: least Brietbarty, the Eric Trump memorial award for disappointment, and outstanding achievement in parroting George Soros’ talking points.

Colbert tagged CNN’s Anderson Cooper and referred to the awards as “The Fakies” before promising to see everyone on the red carpet.

Trump tweeted he would be announcing the winners on Monday at 5 p.m. and promised to cover the “dishonesty and bad reporting” of the mainstream media.

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