Republican Tennessee State Representative Micah Van Huss filed a resolution Wednesday in the state’s General Assembly that explicitly recognizes CNN and The Washington Post as “fake news,” and condemn them for “denigrating our citizens,” The Daily Caller reports.
“A RESOLUTION to recognize CNN and The Washington Post as fake news and condemn them for denigrating our citizens,” the bill’s summary reads.
“I’ve filed HJR 779 on behalf of a constituency that’s tired of fake news and Republicans who don’t fight,” Van Huss wrote on his Facebook page.
The resolution recalls incidents from each news outlet in 2019 where a host or editor without evidence referred to supporters of President Donald Trump as “belonging to a cult” or “cult-like.” The resolution includes an incident a CNN guest “suggested that Trump supporters belong to a cult and that our president is using mind control.”
“WHEREAS, 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 conformity and compliance with their agenda,” the bill reads, “because they are the true masters of deploying mobs to demand total conformity and compliance with their agenda; and WHEREAS, any thoughtful observer can see the cult-of-Trump meme as a classic case of psychological projection; after all, accusing someone’s perceived opponent of exactly what one intends to do is a very old tactic; and WHEREAS, 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.”
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.
— Micah Van Huss (@MicahVanHuss) January 29, 2020