Trump continues attacks on news networks, except Fox: 'They are all bad'

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - President Donald Trump once again lashed out at news coverage, even proposing a contest for a "fake news trophy," but he made an exception: Fox News.

He wrote, "We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!"

Trump also retweeted a Breitbart News story on how "Morning Joe" pre-taped a post-Thanksgiving show for Friday, yet featured its personalities talking about the holiday as if it had just occurred.

"The good news is that their ratings are terrible, nobody cares!" Trump said.

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Trump's tweets on Monday were his latest attack on the news media in the past several days.

On Saturday, he went after CNN International, calling it a "major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!" He again singled out Fox News as an exception.

Trump's tweet generated a response from the CNN communications team, which tweeted that it was "not CNN's job to represent the U.S. to the world. That's yours. Our job is to report the news."

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His tweet also drew an outcry from CNN journalists, who noted the dangerous situations that their personnel have faced in covering world hotspots. Christiane Amanpour posted about Margaret Moth, a camerawoman who was shot in Bosnia while covering the war there in 1992. She died in 2010 of cancer.

RELATED: Social media reacts to Trump's 'Person of the Year' award

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Social media reacts to Trump's 'Person of the Year' claim

Trump tweeted on Friday about the TIME 'Person of the Year' award, saying: 

Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!

Social media was quick to react...

Amazing. Not a speck of truth here—Trump tweets he 'took a pass' at being named TIME's person of the year https://t.co/D6SJgyTpcY
Trump's ability to send the entire planet's liberal population completely nuts with a single tweet continues to impress. #Time
Trump may actually deserve Time Person of the Year similarly to how Hitler Won Person of the Year in 1938, and Stal… https://t.co/7yCL7wBHIv
Don’t forget: Trump has an obsession with TIME. He’s complained on several occasions when he hasn’t been chosen f… https://t.co/k6zqAjcbmU
Time should give Person of the Year to Kaepernick. In part because he has been a great leader this year but also be… https://t.co/gVSU6MB7zB
I gotta say I think @HillaryClinton being @Time’s Person of the Year may drive Trump’s insanity to a level no one c… https://t.co/dlu0moNEGl
TIME should make Putin "Man of the Year" so Trump's fragile ego will have to do public battle with his treasonous d… https://t.co/mb4m6xy4Hp
Any minute now Trump is going to tweet about the failing Time magazine since he got caught lying again
Hate to tell you but that PROBABLY means you’re NOT Person of the Year. They just wanted a photo shoot. But I’m sur… https://t.co/0xQVsRaFlg
Trump’s tweet about @Time reminds us of his unusual refusal to give interviews to news outlets. The mag’s last sit-… https://t.co/9CpA0MBGPd
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