Tennessee State Rep. Micah Van Huss just hit back at CNN and the Washington Post for pushing false narratives to sell ads with a new bill.
The bill he introduced to the state’s General Assembly will recognize those two news outlets as “fake news” and the “media wing of the Democratic party.”
Micah wrote on Facebook: “The State of Tennessee recognizes CNN and The Washington Post as fake news and part of the media wing of the Democrat Party.”
“I’ve filed HJR 779 on behalf of a constituency that’s tired of fake news and Republicans who don’t fight.”
The bill condemns these two 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.”
“My constituents are tired of fake news, they’re tired of Republicans who don’t fight, so this resolution accomplishes both,” Van Huss told News Channel 11 Wednesday.
“Over 60% of Tennessee voters voted for President Trump, and CNN and The Washington Post denigrated them for doing that.”
The bill was filed for introduction in the Tennessee House on Wednesday. Van Huss said he had a list of articles and outlets that were “very hypocritical,” but narrowed it down to The Washington Post and CNN for some of their coverage on supporters of President Donald Trump.
Specifically, he referenced a book review from The Washington Post and a segment on CNN reviewing the same book, “The Cult of Trump,” by Steven Hassan. He said those two pieces aided in his decision to include the two outlets in the resolution.
He also referenced a segment from CNN this week where anchor Don Lemon begins laughing after GOP strategist Rick Wilson commented: ” Trump couldn’t find Ukraine on a map if you had the letter ‘U’ and a picture of an actual physical crane next to it.”
Lemon continues laughing as Wilson calls Trump supporters “the credulous boomer rube demo.”
“News organizations used to report the news,” Van Huss said. “I remember when I was a kid, you’d turn on the news to see what was going on, and now, of course, we’ve gotten into premium politics.”
The State of Tennessee recognizes CNN and The Washington Post as fake news and part of the media wing of the Democrat…