Tenn. state lawmaker proposes labeling CNN, Washington Post ‘fake news’

Photo via Rep. James ‘Micah’ Van Huss Twitter.

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 3:37 PM PT — Friday, January 31, 2020

A Tennessee state lawmaker is pushing to officially label some mainstream media outlets ‘fake news.’ On Thursday, Republican Rep. James ‘Micah’ Van Huss introduced a resolution targeting CNN and The Washington Post.

The measure seeks to condemn both news outlets for what the lawmaker claimed is “denigrating our citizens.” It cited an article published last year by a Washington Post editor. The headline in question suggested the president’s supporters and the GOP are a cult.

The measure also accused an unnamed CNN host of making a similar suggestion on air not too long after. Although a specific segment isn’t identified, Brian Stelter did an interview in November that fits the description.

The Tennessee resolution went on to refute criticism by the media outlets against President Trump and praised what he’s done for the middle class.

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