Republican State Rep. Introduces Resolution to Brand CNN and Washington Post as ‘Fake News’ and ‘Media Wing of Democratic Party’
A Republican state representative in Tennessee has introduced a resolution to brand CNN and the Washington Post as “fake news” and “part of the media wing of the Democratic Party.”
The bill would also condemn the organizations for “denigrating our citizens and implying that they are weak-minded followers instead of people exercising their rights that our veterans paid for with their blood.”
Introduced and authored by State Rep. Micah Van Huss, Resolution HJR 0779 outlines instances in which the two organizations have attacked the president and his supporters.
“To describe the entire Republican Party as a cult led by President Trump is problematic: If journalists are going to refer to the party as a cult and its supporters as cultists, they must define what ‘cult’ means; otherwise, they are assuming that a cult is some obvious phenomenon and everyone knows what the word means,” the resolution says.
Examples of bias that the bill cites include an editor for The Washington Post writing that President Trump has “cast a spell on the Republican Party” and suggesting that Trumpism is cultlike, as well as a CNN host suggesting that Trump supporters belong to a cult and that our president is using mind control.
The bill states that “the mainstream media is in a panic because President Trump has opened the eyes of many average Americans who are tired of politics as usual. They are tired of being politicians’ political pawns, and they are tired of every other country’s needs being put before their own.”
The State of Tennessee recognizes CNN and The Washington Post as fake news and part of the media wing of the Democrat…