2020-01-30 03:18:43 UTC
Tennessee lawmaker files bill to recognize CNN, Washington Post as 'fake news'
by John Engel
Wednesday, January 29th 2020
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WCYB) -- State Rep. Micah Van Huss
(R-Jonesborough) filed a bill in the Tennessee General Assembly that
would recognize CNN and the Washington Post as "fake news."
The proposed resolution said it would recognize "CNN and the Washington
Post as fake news and condemns them for denigrating our citizens."
In the bill, Huss claimed that the Washington Post reported "Donald J.
Trump has cast a spell on the Republican Party and suggested that
Trumpism is cultlike" on October 3, 2019 and that a "CNN host suggested
that Trump supporters belong to a cult and that our president is using
mind control" on November 24, 2019.
The filed bill brands CNN and the Post as both fake news and part of
the media wing of the Democratic Party. The text also accuses the
corporate media outlets of 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 -- an apparent
reference to a recent CNN segment, in which anchor Don Lemon and guests
Rick Wilson and Wajahat Ali laughed and mocked Trump supporters as
illiterate credulous rubes.
"It is fascinating to see this latest 'cult-of-Trump' meme coming
from the left,
because they are the true masters of deploying mobs to demand total
and compliance with their agenda."
Huss suggested that the 'mainstream media' is in a panic because the
president has "opened the eyes of many average Americans who are tired
The representative wants the state of Tennessee to recognize CNN and
the Washington Post as "fake news" and "part of the media wing of the
The bill was filed in the Tennessee General Assembly on Wednesday,
January 29, it's not clear what its next steps are.