Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.
During anÂ interviewÂ on the âUnfiltered Fresnocastâ that wasÂ tapedÂ Saturday, Nunes told host Jim Verros, âThe biggest problem we have right now in the United States of America is, we donât have a free and fair media.â
He absurdly claimed that 90 percent of journalists areÂ âowned by left-wing billionaires,â and that only 5 percent âare legitimate journalists.â
âAnd even some of those journalists are not able to get real information out there because they are owned by a billionaire of some kind, and they know if they tell the truth, they canât get it out,â Nunes said.
Nunes has attacked the national media before, particularly over itsÂ coverage ofÂ special counsel Robert Muellerâs investigation.
He has also carried out aÂ campaign ofÂ attacks against his hometown paper, The Fresno Bee, that included a bizarre magazine-styleÂ campaign mailerÂ that labeled the paper a âpropaganda machine,â and which echoed Trumpâs âfake newsâÂ attacksÂ on the media.
The BeeÂ endorsed NunesÂ for 16 years before endorsing his Democratic opponent, Andrew Janz, in October.
But itâs shocking to see Nunes repeat these attacks just days after a waveÂ of attempted bombings, including a mail bomb sent to CNN.
TrumpÂ resumed attackingÂ the media mere hours after that attempted bombing.
Now, Nunes is following Trumpâs lead in using hateful rhetoric that emboldens terrorists â proving once again that Nunes will doesÂ everything he can to earnÂ the nicknameÂ âTrumpâs stooge.â