President Donald Trump keeps his word. He promised a US-Mexico border wall, he's apparently building it. He promised immigration reform, he's doing it. He promised awards for the most dishonest media, he's announced them. Apart from the 'tiny' fact that the GOP website immediately crashed, it was a unique event, though the 'winners' were expected. But how 'fake' were the 'fake news', actually? 2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair coverage, and even downright fake news, begins GOP's page on 'The Highly-Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards.' It then mentions specific items: an NYT piece on the economy, Washington Post's story on an empty arena during Trump's Pensacola rally, and more. ABC and Newsweek were included, but with four of 10 spots, CNN was clearly the winner. Unfortunately for Trump, it didn't go as smoothly as planned. The GOP website couldn't handle the surge in traffic and promptly crashed. An hour later, it still wasn't back to normal. Though this implied massive interest in the awards, the GOP lost out on one major aspect: fundraising. The awards page includes buttons for contributions and signing up for the party's updates. Though some were blatant mistakes by journalists, most were simple errors for which the editors concerned apologized and corrected immediately, and in one case, resigned. A CNN piece on Trump's access to WikiLeaks documents, an awardee, had the date wrong. An NYT publication was an opinion piece, not a news report. In one case, it was a reporter's personal tweet, not even a story. Coincidentally, Trump's awards came hours after Senator Jeff Flake, from his own Republican party, accused him of using Stalinist language to describe the free press. It's a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Joseph Stalin to describe his enemies, he said. His colleague Senator John McCain, also Republican, joined in too.