Fox News’ brand of right-wing reporting fell on deaf ears as the 39th Annual News and Documentary Emmys were handed out on Monday night.
CNN, MSNBC, and, NBC all managed to pick up awards. Dateline NBC won for an episode titled “Barack Obama: The Reality of Hope.”
CNN, the network Trump regularly calls “fake news” picked up three Emmys while CNN international added another three awards. NBC picked up two, The New York Times claimed a couple, and MSNBC also won a single award.
The biggest Emmy winner of the night was PBS which claimed seven awards.
The NBC Dateline special focused on an interview with President Obama in which the 44th POTUS revealed how he believes he delivered on the promises he made during his two-term as President.
Fox News couldn’t even claim an award against relative newcomer Vice News Tonight which is aired on HBO and claimed Emmy’s for “outstanding coverage of a breaking news story in a newscast,” “best story in a newscast,” “outstanding video journalism,” and “outstanding editing for its episode” for its work on “Charlottesville: Race and Terror.”
In a move sure to anger the President, Anderson Cooper took home an award for his segment on the Sutherland Springs church mass shooting. Chris Haynes at MSNBC won in the analysis category for the year he spent exploring the increasing violence in Chicago.
Donald Trump was attached to one award as Univison Noticias claimed a victory in the Spanish category for documenting the American city with the highest number of undocumented immigrants. The special focused on the fear Donald Trump has created among the immigrant community.
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Chairman Terry O’Reilly made it abundantly clear that falsehoods would not be tolerated by the committee.
“I’m particularly proud to be here for tonight’s celebration of News and Documentaries, given the intersection at which we find journalism and political discourse these days. At a time when some seek to perpetuate politically useful falsehoods in the furtherance of partisan ideology, we have never needed our nation’s journalists and documentarians more.”
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James Kosur is the former Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of Hill Reporter. He recently served as an editor for Business Insider and various other publications. James and his partners sold Hill Reporter to a new owner in July 2019.