Episode 435 – The 6th Annual Fake News Awards

by | Jan 28, 2023 | Podcasts, Videos | 53 comments

And now, from an undisclosed location deep beneath the Earth’s surface, it’s the 6th Annual Fake News Awards! Shining the spotlight of ridicule on the dumbest disinformation, the silliest smears and the most ludicrous lies of the mainstream media dinosaurs of the past year! Which presstitutes will walk away with a dino of shame? What mendacious government mouthpiece will commit seppuku after being exposed as a deceiving sack of excrement ? And who will walk away with the greatest dishonour of them all: the Fake News Story of the Year? Find out in this year’s exciting Award Show Extravaganza . . .

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FAKEST WAR STORY OF THE YEAR: The Associated Press for “A senior U.S. intelligence official says Russian missiles crossed into NATO member Poland, killing two people.”

TRUEST WAR STORY OF THE YEAR: NBC News for “In a break with the past, U.S. is using intel to fight an info war with Russia, even when the intel isn’t rock solid.”

FAKEST CLIMATE CHANGE STORY OF THE YEAR: The Associated Press for “Climate grant illustrates growth in philanthropy-funded news.”

FAKEST FACT CHECK OF THE YEAR: The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for “How a London, Ont., cricket plant found itself at the heart of an international conspiracy theory.”

PEOPLE’S CHOICE STORY: The Media’s Sudden Discovery of All the Many, Many, Many NON-vaccine-related Causes of Heart Attacks That Were Never Worth Reporting on Before But Which You ABSOLUTELY Have to Know About Now For No Particular Reason!


FAKE ARREST OF THE YEAR: AOC and Ilhan Omar for their ridiculous air handcuff charade

FAKE FALSE FLAG OF THE YEAR: The Controlled Corporate Media Struggling to Find a Way to Convince Their Dwindling Audience that Russia Blew Up Its Own Pipeline for Absolutely No Discernible Reason

FAKE NEWS STORY OF THE YEAR: Justin Trudeau for “The small fringe minority of people who are on their way to Ottawa who are holding unacceptable views that they are expressing do not represent the views of Canadians who have been there for each other, who know of that following the science and stepping up to protect each other is the best way to continue to ensure our freedoms, our rights, our values, as a country.”


Underdog Ukrainian pilots fight high-tech Russian adversaries with skill
Time Reference: 02:41


The ‘Ghost of Kyiv’ was never alive, Ukrainian air force says
Time Reference: 02:55


A senior U.S. intelligence official says Russian missiles crossed into NATO member Poland, killing two people
Time Reference: 03:04


Reuters retraction of fake AP missile report
Time Reference: 03:24


Russia is giving soldiers Viagra to rape Ukrainians
Time Reference: 03:32


UN envoy admits fabricating claim of Viagra-fueled rape as ‘Russian military strategy’
Time Reference: 03:57


The offensive of Russia and the new world
Time Reference: 04:12


Mainstream Press Runs Fake Headline that Could’ve Kicked Off WWIII — AGAIN — and No One Cares
Time Reference: 05:11


AP Editor Said She ‘Can’t Imagine’ A US Intelligence Official Being Wrong
Time Reference: 05:31


AP Fires Reporter Responsible for Fake Story Alleging Russian Missiles Hit Poland
Time Reference: 05:37


Fired AP Reporter Who ‘Risked Triggering WWIII’ Was a Scapegoat
Time Reference: 05:40


In a break with the past, U.S. is using intel to fight an info war with Russia, even when the intel isn’t rock solid
Time Reference: 06:15


Parts of Great Barrier Reef record highest amount of coral in 36 years
Time Reference: 08:30


Sorry, CNN, Great Barrier Reef Is Setting Records, Fearmongering Won’t Work
Time Reference: 08:37


Climate grant illustrates growth in philanthropy-funded news
Time Reference: 08:51


UK Met: How we make our 2050 ‘forecasts’, and why we do them 
Time Reference: 09:13


Forecast For 22nd June 2050 (will not come true!)
Time Reference: 09:39


BBC climate editor whose sister is an Insulate Britain fanatic made false claims on global warming including worldwide deaths are rising and Madagascar is on the verge of famine, inquiry finds
Time Reference: 09:50


WMO: Weather-related disasters increase over past 50 years, causing more damage but fewer deaths
Time Reference: 10:12


The Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics
Time Reference: 11:39


Morano: Paid press releases now officially the news: AP announces ‘largest single expansion’ of climate reporting ‘paid for through philanthropic grants’ of $8 million
Time Reference: 11:59


How a London, Ont., cricket plant found itself at the heart of an international conspiracy theory
Time Reference: 15:44


Fact Check-Posts about the world’s population fitting into a 50.8-mile x 50.8-mile square are missing context
Time Reference: 16:02


Off-Guardian debunks population “fact check”
Time Reference: 16:16


Fact Check: Does Photo Show Ariana Grande Kissing Osama bin Laden?
Time Reference: 16:24


Fact Check-Widely-viewed picture is a computer-generated illustration of Antarctica as it appears from space
Time Reference: 16:40


Off-Guardian debunks Antarctic photo “fact check”
Time Reference: 16:46


Court: Facebook “fact-check” label does not mean that the assessment is “objective fact”
Time Reference: 17:16


Archived original version of CBC’s cricket plant “fact check”
Time Reference: 17:48


@EllisDon tweet about cricket plant
Time Reference: 17:53


Rise in heart disease may be explained by extreme weather conditions
Time Reference: 22:10


Happy heart syndrome: Even positive stress can affect the heart
Time Reference: 22:18


Is there a reason why cardiac arrests often happen in the bathroom?
Time Reference: 22:25


Marijuana linked to heart disease; supplement may mitigate risk, study reports
Time Reference: 22:32


Increased risk for heart attack during holidays, doctors say
Time Reference: 22:40


Urgent warning to gardeners as soil ‘increases risk of killer heart disease
Time Reference: 22:45


Over 10% of Heart Disease Cases Could Be Prevented by Watching Less TV, Experts Say
Time Reference: 22:52


Time Reference: 22:59


Off-Guardian covers the heart attack stories
Time Reference: 23:39


Fake Journalist of the Year award goes to Julien Fomenta Rosat
Time Reference: 24:42


Fakest arrest of the Year award goes to: AOC and Ilhan Omar for their ridiculous air handcuff charade
Time Reference: 24:53


Fakest False Flag of the Year award goes to: The Controlled Corporate Media Struggling to Find a Way to Convince Their Dwindling Audience that Russia Blew Up Its Own Pipeline for Absolutely No Discernible Reason
Time Reference: 25:00


Trudeau decries ‘fringe’ views of some in trucker convoy, as police prepare for its arrival in Ottawa
Time Reference: 30:25


CBC says Freedom Convoy protesters manipulated by Russian agents
Time Reference: 32:05


No Evidence Freedom Convoy Donations Were From Criminal Origins: GoFundMe Exec
Time Reference: 32:31


CBC Interview Alluding to Russian Involvement in Trucker Protests Breached Journalistic Standards: Ombudsman
Time Reference: 32:37


CBC Retracts “Foreign Funding” Claim
Time Reference: 33:09


CBC “Corrections and Clarifications” page
Time Reference: 33:23


What the Toronto Star got very, very wrong about the Freedom Convoy
Time Reference: 33:56


Ottawa Police chief admits no firearms discovered at Freedom Convoy
Time Reference: 34:02


Global News falsely links Ottawa arson to convoy
Time Reference: 34:07


CTV: We will not be intimidated: A New Year’s message from our newsroom
Time Reference: 34:31



  1. The Kaufman Institute of Coincidence suggest extra-strength Noticerol, twice daily, preferably after meals prepared from Kooking with Klaus.

    @jamescorbett BTW awesome awards show, as always!!!

  2. Everything sounds better when there is some clapping going on in the background. Good show!

    • @mkey

      Hear Hear!

      But be careful not to clap too exuberantly! Clapping has been linked to an increase in ‘positive stress’-induced heart attacks!

  3. Simply brilliant! Old Saint Klaus never disappoint, not even in cooking.

  4. Paul Joseph Watson
    Social Engineering in TV Commercials
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    These People Do Not Exist
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Most Americans under 50, have acquired the majority of their social vocabulary and abilities, convictions about what life and being human is about, historical knowledge, dating and relationship skills, their “beliefs,” from the entertainment industry.

    The thousands of hours of TV shows, commercials, movies, listening to vacuous ear candy music have taken their toll, on the goal, of control.

    Straight out of Edward Bernay’s book on Propaganda. (Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/y7nvzaxy)


    • With obligatory added wokery of course….

  5. The only “awards show” worth watching! Thank you for the laughs and for curating the worst media propaganda of 2022.

  6. Superb, and well worth the wait. I laughed out loud (admittedly despite myself during Kooking with Klaus) in all the bits meant to be funny. Admired your physical poise as a presenter (and how much did you rehearse the gesture of hucking those dinosaurs aside, ’cause it was so smooth and graceful). Beautifully written as always, and so densely packed with information I had to watch it twice to catch everything properly. Fantastic work by Brock as well, super professional. I really really hope lots of people see this.

  7. Thank you for your efforts, James…. You are a voice of genuine integrity.

  8. Actually, considering the crap they’re feeding us on TV, watching less idiot box programming probably WILL reduce your risk of cardiovascular issues. Lol! Seriously, I would rather get a nothing-burger than a shit-sandwich. At least I can add my own (bug-free) patty of my choice.

  9. Mr. Corbett, where oh where did you get that apron?
    What a hoot.

    Thanks again and again for all you do.

  10. Thanks, JC. Borat with an Austrian accent. Perfect.

  11. Just keeps getting better and better. Love the sponsorship and pizzazz! Definitely a treat to watch!

    • Yea, the sponsors are great! Like you said, this was is a treat to watch!

      Corbett can sure toss out those adjectives and descriptives like a master chef.

      There were some clips/stories which were new to me.

      That very first postcard ‘award’ with the Dinosaur caught my attention.

  12. Brilliant.
    Thank you James!

  13. Bravo, bravo, bravo!!

    What a very funny, entertaining, and yet hard-hitting presentation!

    I laughed so hard at your Cooking with Klaus skit – looked and felt like a professional comedy skit!

    Excellent message at the end and well articulated – we are not believing their crap anymore!

    Great work James and Broc as always.

  14. You are right about the Trucker Freedom Convoy.
    My time prism is out of whack.
    It seems that the Freedom Convoy happened long ago, despite the fact that I closely followed it and logged comment updates almost daily.

  15. Hi James, this isnt a reply. I just want to tip my hat to another great job by the Corbett Report Master of satire!

    Did your son’s school let you use their all purpose room to film Klaus’s cooking lesson? 🙂 Great stuff, but the imagery of a baby in there was a bit much, but necessary I would add, to highlight the devilry of these people.

    That is very good news that the Dinos, at Fox is it, stole your idea!! LOL! That’s great. I mentioned it to my Fox News addicted cousin but he ignored my blathering on about your show. 🙂

  16. Utterly magnificent. As good a show as I have ever seenin my life.
    Mr.Corbett shines. An extravaganza of raw talent, stupendous work ethic, energy and and research. We thank you from New Zealand and Australia. Paul Scott

  17. BRAVO!! Thank you James and Broc, excellent piece!

  18. For me the unquestionable highlight of the fake news awards was James impersonating Klaus in the kitchen. Brilliant!
    I’ve always maintained James is a natural at acting. Kudos to Broc for the cheesy background muzak and video editing.

    Interesting to learn you have impacted the venerable Ben Shapiro to such a degree that he is paying you the sincerest form of flattery; imitation. 🙂

  19. That Klaus cooking comerical was so FUNNY, I laughed so hard it brought tears to my eyes. Your accent was good too. Please continue with these comericals, I love them. Sometimes we need to laugh about all the crazy Sh&t they crank out, it makes them out the be the idiots that they are.

    • Couldn’t agree more. ???

  20. First you fight them, then you laugh at them, then you ignore them, then they’re gone.

  21. Very Entertaining!
    I would have given Rachel Maddog an award for Propagandist of the year. She shills MSNBC viewers like no other with millions of brainwashed followers. I keep telling people to shut her off and walk away, yet they continue to believe Ivermetin is poison and the EUA Pfizer Shots are good. One of my brothers would not even accept the Ivemectin I tried to give him and brag’s about getting two shots and two Boosters. He says he is just fine even though he was recently sick again. I guess if you get the shot and it doesn’t kill you, then it must be good, even though there is nothing to show that it works at all. My educated guess is that a good percentage of the Shots are Saline Placebos identifiable by Lot number which is why the Actors (acting as Leaders) were willing and able to take the shots on camera.

    The Deception runs deep.

  22. Another brilliant, hilarious, and rousing instalment of the world’s best awards show! (Love and admiration from your homeland, James, on the anniversary of Freedom Convoy 2022.)

  23. Amazing work. Hilarious — but also illustrative of the corrupt and worsening system we in. Only one month in to 2023 and already the nominations are stacking up.

  24. I laughed, I cried… but in the end relieved it’s just a show.

    Thanks for the entertaining and well produced presentation, both to you and Brock.

  25. That was truly a who’s who from the W.H.O. – – – get it? ? ( booooo)
    Take a bow bro- that was excellent.

  26. Back in the day, a few decades ago when I was working with an activist group, we used to put out press releases when we would have an event.

    We would usually get a few bites from the MSM.

    James you should put out a press release for your Fake News Awards, just for a hoot.
    You never know who might pick up on it.
    Maybe a masochistic news agency. 🙂

  27. Why have I never accepted any substitutes?

    Is it the awesomely ubiquitous and appropriate artistic alliteration aka assonance?

    or the scathing and side-splitting slogans formulated as rhetorical questions:
    i.e.: Why just die when you can die suddenly!!??” As priceless as it is existential.

    Who needs deepfake tech when you’ve got a stellar, one-of-a-kind editor who can voice-over corrupt and bellicose Ukrainian comedians with perfectly effective imperfection! (not to mention the precisely timed capsizing garbage can sound effects)

    Had to pause the fun to check who Kirk Lazarus was, only to enjoy another unexpected bout of Corbett-inspired cachinnation! Always worth the effort!

    A ONE-SENTENCE REPORT!!?? Even Orwell didn’t see this coming! Not to mention so-called Fact-checkers who like Big Pharma and the big big BIS enjoy perfect immunity to any form of accountability. Enough to give anyone at least a fleeting impulse to suddenly commit seppuku!!

    The G-Prank was fatally funny except for the fact that it somehow ressembles reality in an unnervingly uncanny way…

    As I’ve had neither the time nor the strength to follow the recent AGW climate caca reporting this awards ceremony kept me up to date in that regard. Thanks again Mr Corbett!

    Very effective Fakest news award, eeking out every drop of Trudeau’s ignominy soaked in hypocrisy flying in the face of anything humanly decent.

    The irony of this presentation is SO poignant, it almost makes you want to just gobble up the feces sandwich and wash it down with a Klaus Bug smoothie, aka drink the koolaid…

    But the truth can’t be unseen and when you’ve been plagiarized by the Daily Wire, you know The Show Must Go On!

    Utterly therapeutic and now just waiting for next year’s. And that’s why I’ll never accept any substitutes!

    Huge huge thanks and now hamsterwheel time!!!!!!

  28. jc
    “we arent buying your crap anymore”,,

    if only that were true. the dinos could be cloned/de-extincted even domesticated, (maybe they already have been?)

    if only we stopped our feeding frenzy on oil, jabs’n pills, alcohol, emf air`time,,

    if only we had the means to derail dishonesty, with consequences, rather than waiting for it to fade,

    if only we could let go of our addiction to other peoples opinions about us,

    if only we could afford (moral fiber currency) to face our responsibility of planetary stewardship; most are so broke they cant say sorry for the slightest foible. rather most will ignore and gaslight, but avoid admitting a mistake at all costs, because to do so would start a cascade of other/similar broken beliefs that would quickly expose our identities as less than miracle whip. humanity is broke-as

    if only the mind would stop being the matter, then james, we’d find something with less dastardly irony to laugh and play with.

    thanks for the actual journalism.

  29. I am noticing in the past few days to a week that every time I watch one of your videos it runs slowly, thus the sound cuts in and out. I haven’t noticed this on any other videos I’ve watched across the internet.

    • internet censoring seems to happen in myriad forms, and or it can be self inflicted, as these devices are doing way more than most have the slightest clue about; I find trying different platforms or resetting or refreshing or restarting eventually/usually gets past all manner of compu-symptoms

    • Try one of the many different sources linked below the video.

  30. Bravo James! Is there anything you can’t do? This is talent at its finest. We ‘The People’ have shown tremendous resilience and creativity during this trying time. I thought the Academy Awards Presenters had special training but you outshone them all. The setting, music, presentation, acting, voice, authenticity and everything else was amazing. While I watched, I was celebrating the downfall of many breeds of dinosaurs, not simply the media ones. The Schwab Accent was hilarious. We need this kind of comedy. Regarding the truckers, I am looking for a truck-momento to add to my key-chain. They have inspired and united us. CHD did a fine job of waking us up every morning with Good Morning America. I have to run and watch the Dino Awards again. Bye and Thanks Broc and James

  31. That was wonderful James. Thank you for all you’re brilliant work. Love everything you do. God Bless you.

  32. After a dreadly busy 2-3 weeks I am catching up on James Corbett content: And I started on my sunday afternoon with the 6th annual Fake News Awards.

    It had me in stitches, I was laughing, it was SO funny. And so incredible looking back to those incredible bullshit stories.

    Thank you James, Broc, and fam, for this wonderful annual awards show. I think this is much better than the Grammy’s 🙂

    I love this community. It litterally saved my life from taking the vaccines (personal note, sorry, but I mean this)

  33. Was just able to watch this now….Classic Funny James in the House!! Thank you so much for gifting me with a fun, lovely, laugh-filled lunch break today.

    Since I don’t follow/watch/read any other news than the Corbett Report and UKColumn (occasionally), all the stories were new to me. Outrageous!!

    I deeply appreciate the wit utilized in the service of us understanding this actually serious topic, with laughs.

    Thank you! 🙂

  34. Thank you so very much, James and Broc, for putting together “The 6th Annual Fake News Awards.” You put a tremendous amount of work into it, and it really paid off. I appreciate it on so many levels. So wonderful to be able to laugh!!
    Many, many thanks!!
    Cat in California

  35. Great Show once again, James & Broc !!! Thank you !!!
    Anyone else notice the show was posted 1/28/23 – and all the comments were posted in 2023. Hummmmm. Also a couple comments at the bottom were from May and June 2023. Very Interesting the things that happen

    • Yes this was simply a flashback and teaser for the upcoming 7th Annual Fake News Awards.
      It should be a doozy. 🙂

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