Can CNN Be Categorized as Fake News?
Fake news. It’s everywhere. Liberal media seems to be okay with spreading their lies, hoping that Americans believe everything that they say in order to spread their anti-Trump agenda. Perhaps that’s going to become a thing of the past.
There are certain news outlets that everyone knows is fake news. The outlets have a bit of fun with it, twisting and turning the facts in order to make it humorous, like The Onion.
However, CNN and Washington Post are not those outlets. Many people turn to them for critical information about politics only to be lied to. One Representative has had enough, and he’s creating a bill to ensure that certain outlets get categorized as fake news as a way to protect the truth and ensure that the American public is being given the real story on every story.
Micah Van Huss, a Rep from Tennessee, has filed a bill within the state’s General Assembly that will label outlets as “fake news” while condemning them for “denigrating our citizens.”
The bill, HJR779, is being filed on behalf of the constituency because of people being tired of “fake news” and Republicans who aren’t fighting back, according to Van Huss’ Facebook page.
CNN, constantly referred to as the Clinton News Network, drew a line in the sand a long time ago between Trump supporters and Trump opponents. Trump could walk outside tomorrow and hand everyone a crisp, $100 bill and CNN still wouldn’t say anything nice about the president because he’s not the president that they wanted. The lies have to come to an end simply because the American public deserves better.
The bill cites examples where certain news outlets have drawn a line between opponents and supporters of Trump without providing any real evidence. Instead, CNN is choosing to refer to Trump supporters as “cultists.”
With this bill, the state of Tennessee will recognize The Washington Post and CNN as fake news as well as a media wing of the Democratic Party. Van Huss has also tweeted a link for people to be able to follow the progress of the bill.
Van Huss has been a part of the state legislature with Tennessee since 2013. He is also a former Marine who served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He identifies when news used to be honest and informative. Instead, he now sees how news outlets such as CNN work to divide the country in an era of “significant political polarization.”
The Republican lawmaker has said that many of his fellow representatives are “excited” about the bill. However, he says that he is not received any negative feedback and is looking forward to it passing.
If the bill passes in Tennessee, it’s possible that more bills will be created around the country as other Republicans choose to take charge of what the American public is being persuaded by. The “fake news” has been an issue for years and has continued to get worse as Donald Trump has taken office and a showing that he could, potentially, get a second term in the White House.
Should CNN and The Washington Post be identified as fake news by multiple states, it could allow Americans to make better decisions as to where they receive their news. No one wants to be fed lies, yet they are told that various news outlets are reporting on the truth. More people would have to rely on other news outlets including Fox, ABC, and NBC to get the news to ensure that they are hearing both sides of the story as opposed only what the Democrats want people to hear in order to feed their slanted agenda.
Van Huss says that it is too early to determine whether the bill is capable of passing or not. There haven’t been any protests. It is also unclear as to whether the bill is bipartisan or not. If the Tennessean is capable of getting the bill passed, Democrats may identify that they want certain news outlets identified as “fake news” as well in order to make sure that there isn’t anything being spread that spreads the Trump agenda – though it is too early to tell what the demands may be on either side in order to see the bill passed.
Plenty of other politicians have been talking about fake news for years. Now, it’s a matter of who is going to take a stand in order to demand that the outlets be identified once and for all. 2020 could be the year of condemning all of the fake newsmakers.