A bill was filed this past Wednesday by Tennessee Republican State Rep. Micah Van Huss in the state’s General Assembly that would officially label the news channels, CNN and the Washington Post as fake news.
“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
The bill was initiated specifically referring to an instance back in November of 2019 where Brian Stelter brought on Steven Hassan, a supposed cult expert who referred to Trump supporters as being a part of a cult.
During the broadcast the two referred to President Trump as a, “pathological liar,” who displays, “characteristics of a destructive cult leader.”
“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, 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.”
– Proposed Bill HJR779
The Bill concludes with this, ” “BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we condemn them 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.”
Van Huss is a former Marine who servied in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently he has not received any negative feedback regarding the bill and has even felt that some Republicans are excited about it.