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President Trump's Media Awards? Yo, Buddy, I Got Your Awards Right Here!

Mis-truths, disruptions, errors and outright lies: So who and what are we really talking about in the first year of Trump?

To confuse matters even more, now the U.S. Commander in Chief wants to dole out some awards to his favorite industry. Excluding Fox News. But of course, not of the positive kind. Wonder if TV advertisers would support a Trump award TV show bashing the media?

Digital media might offer some truths these days.

Recently, Trump says his nuclear button is “much bigger and more powerful” than North Korea's button. You know, the one that can end the world. That’s our President talking ... er, tweeting. Still, we need to see the evidence -- some confirmation.

In a separate tweet, President Trump says he wants to give out his media awards this coming Monday at 5 p.m. A good TV entertainer and provocateur knows what buttons to push; other officials, not so much.

When you run a closely held, family-run real estate and name-selling branding company, the Trump Organization, things tend to remain private. Media inspection can be minimal.

As President, however, you are open to scrutiny. After all, you work for us. So thicken that skin. Man up. Accept some uncomfortable truths. And maybe apologize -- occasionally. Some might give him an award for this.

Over the weekend, Trump did an impromptu interview with The New York Times -- after disparaging remarks about the paper for over a year and a half. That’s good news here, no? As for his media awards, we wonder who is on the jury-selection committee.

Here’s something people have long considered: There is no bad press. You might bite the hand that feeds you, because one needs to eat.

For good journalists, it is always about pursuing the truth, no matter what -- and apologizing when they get something wrong. No more, no less. Funny retorts ricocheting back to the highest-ranking U.S. political servant is good material for “Saturday Night Live,” John Oliver, and Bill Maher.

But it goes both ways. After a while, journalists don’t keep talking with unreliable sources of information. What would happen then to those Presidential tweets? They would still have an iffy-information Internet life -- something U.S. consumers are growing increasingly weary of.

But that would not win any awards -- on TV or elsewhere.

8 comments about "President Trump's Media Awards? Yo, Buddy, I Got Your Awards Right Here!".
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  1. Ken Kurtz from creative license, January 4, 2018 at 4:09 p.m.

    Wayne...

    Which button are you referring to when you write...

    Recently, Trump says his nuclear button is “much bigger and more powerful” than North Korea's button. You know, the one that can end the world.

    Clearly, the US nuclear button is much bigger and more powerful than North Korea's. Not sure why Trump is taking so much heat for speaking that truth. North Korea's murderous, INSANE dictator is threatening American lives, and I'm supposed to be outraged that Trump speaks that simple truth to that madman's threats?

    Once upon a time, MAD (mutually assured destruction) kept everybody safe from the "nuclear end of the world." Today, we've got this madman Kim Jong-un messing with everybodys' heads when, in reality, his button has been proven capable of one thing, and one thing only. Assuring the end of North Korea.

    Good riddance Kim Jong-un.


  2. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited replied, January 4, 2018 at 11:44 p.m.

    Something is wrong with you, too.

  3. Ken Kurtz from creative license, January 7, 2018 at 12:06 a.m.

    Something is wrong with everybody, Paula. God didn't make any perfect people. Just broken, dysfunctional, "wrong" people. And you are clearly wrong with your assertions of treason, and breaking of laws. If those things have happened, or happen in the future, then rest assured that Trump will be shown justice. But there's clearly been no treason, and no law-breaking... as such, it's more likely that Trump will do another four year term than go to jail.

    Kim Jong-un is incapable of "ending the world." His "button" is too puny. The US, on the other hand, we do have the nuclear capabaility to end the world. Hence, our "bigger" button. If the North Korean madman is stupid enough to send a missile that kills even a single American, or a single ally, then he will be only assuring then END of himself, and North Korea. 

  4. Ken Kurtz from creative license, January 7, 2018 at 12:06 a.m.

    Something is wrong with everybody, Paula. God didn't make any perfect people. Just broken, dysfunctional, "wrong" people. And you are clearly wrong with your assertions of treason, and breaking of laws. If those things have happened, or happen in the future, then rest assured that Trump will be shown justice. But there's clearly been no treason, and no law-breaking... as such, it's more likely that Trump will do another four year term than go to jail.

    Kim Jong-un is incapable of "ending the world." His "button" is too puny. The US, on the other hand, we do have the nuclear capabaility to end the world. Hence, our "bigger" button. If the North Korean madman is stupid enough to send a missile that kills even a single American, or a single ally, then he will be only assuring then END of himself, and North Korea. 

  5. Ken Kurtz from creative license, January 7, 2018 at 12:06 a.m.

    Something is wrong with everybody, Paula. God didn't make any perfect people. Just broken, dysfunctional, "wrong" people. And you are clearly wrong with your assertions of treason, and breaking of laws. If those things have happened, or happen in the future, then rest assured that Trump will be shown justice. But there's clearly been no treason, and no law-breaking... as such, it's more likely that Trump will do another four year term than go to jail.

    Kim Jong-un is incapable of "ending the world." His "button" is too puny. The US, on the other hand, we do have the nuclear capabaility to end the world. Hence, our "bigger" button. If the North Korean madman is stupid enough to send a missile that kills even a single American, or a single ally, then he will be only assuring then END of himself, and North Korea. 

  6. Ken Kurtz from creative license, January 7, 2018 at 12:11 a.m.

    By the way, Wayne's first line...

    Mis-truths, disruptions, errors and outright lies...

    ... is unequivocally true of Obama's eight years, Dubya's eoght years, and Slick Willy's eight years. In fact, it's true of all politicians.

    Trump actually tells more truth than the average politican, and is despised for being as forthright as he is. There's no winning, only making things better, or worse. So far, Trump's making things better, even if I'm forced to hold my nose as things get better for everybody.

  7. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited replied, January 9, 2018 at 7:25 p.m.

    So you are saying you are not looking for an award ?

  8. Michael Pursel from Pursel Advertising, January 10, 2018 at 2:25 p.m.

    I love watching libs go nutz over Trump. When you cannot control him you must try to destroy him.  Have fun libs.

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