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You Won’t Believe This Dem Rep’s Solution to Fight ‘Fake News and Alternative Facts’ [VIDEO]

Written by Philip Hodges

I actually don’t think that you’ll believe this. You’ll think it’s a joke.

Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) has co-sponsored a resolution that seeks to combat ‘fake news and alternative facts.’ The Hill reported:

Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) introduced a resolution that calls for ‘opposing fake news and alternative facts.’ Democratic Reps. Ted Lieu (Calif.) and John Lewis (Ga.) signed on as co-sponsors.

If adopted, the resolution would put the House on record as stating, “the United States should continue being a democracy, not an autocracy.”

The measure establishes the sense of the House that “the president must immediately acknowledge his support of the First Amendment and express his support for United States democracy” and “White House spokespersons should not issue fake news.”

“White House spokespersons who offer alternative or inaccurate facts should retract their statements immediately,” it adds.

Okay, all that’s believable. I mean, it’s ridiculous, but it’s believable. Now, on to the joke part.

Rep. Ted Lieu was on MSNBC talking about this resolution. Listen carefully to his solution to the ‘fake news and alternative facts’ problem:

It’s got to be a joke, right? Nope. I don’t think so. This is for real. His solution is for people to watch MSNBC, because they “report real news all the time.” (Trump’s tax returns come to mind.)

“And keep in mind, the president is scared that people will watch MSNBC, so you must be doing something right,” Lieu said, adding, “Thanks for speaking truth to power.”

Wait until you’re finished laughing before you leave a comment.

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