"While administration officials often condemn violence against reporters overseas, Trump continues his unrelenting attacks on the integrity of American journalists and news outlets", the Arizona senator wrote in an op-ed published by the Washington Post.
"More than two-fifths of evening news coverage of the President (43%) focused on controversies, not policies, with the Russian Federation investigation alone accounting for one-fifth of all Trump coverage (1,234 minutes)", read one of the study's findings.
Trumped announced the award show in early January, scheduling the "Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards of the Year" for Jan. 3.
The Trump administration's officials have condemned violence against reporters overseas, but Trump has continued his anti-journalist rhetoric, McCain wrote.
Senator McCain cited statistics from the Committee to Protect Journalists that 262 reporters were jailed last year over their work, making 2017 one of the most unsafe years on records for journalists worldwide.
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As for the 45th President of the United States-who some speculate may simply release the awards on his Twitter feed instead of holding an actual awards ceremony-he has tapped out only one tweet today (as of this writing).
For the past year has Trump mentioned "fake news" more than 300 times in public in response to media coverage.
But Fox News, which Trump regularly praises and often quotes on social media, has been "withdrawn from consideration". In an interview on MSNBC, Flake said Trump's hostility to the media as an "enemy of the people" was a phrase "infamously spoken by Joseph Stalin to describe his enemies". Jeff Flake, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, took to the Senate floor Wednesday morning to rebuke the President for his repeated attacks on the truth as well as his colleagues for failing to be a check on Trump.
On Tuesday night, U.S. comedians used the prospect of the awards to ridicule the president.
Over on CBS, Stephen Colbert decided he wanted to present "even fakier awards than President Trump has awarded himself".