Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) claimed that 95 percent of media are the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party and urged Republicans to stop talking to them or going on TV with them.
“I still—for the life of me—can’t understand why Republicans talk to 95 percent of the media, which is fake news,” Nunes told Alex Marlow, host of Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM on Wednesday.
“But look, fake news isn’t the proper term. It’s the propaganda arm of the Democrat Socialist Party. That’s what it is,” Nunes said.
Former President Donald Trump has repeatedly called mainstream media “fake news.”
“So it’s no different than the Chinese Communist Party—it’s the propaganda they put out. [It’s] no different than what the Soviet Union did with the old Pravda media. And it’s, quite frankly, no different than how Putin controls the media today, where 95 percent of his media in Russia is propaganda for the Putin regime,” Nunes continued.
Nunes said it frustrated him that Republicans didn’t treat the media as a propaganda machine for the left.
“I tell my colleagues all the time, would you walk into the Democratic National Committee and do an interview with their top lawyers and top investigators? Would you do that? But of course, they all say, ‘Well, of course not.’ Then why are you talking? Why are you going on television with these kooks? I mean, you’re just going into the propaganda machine.”
The only reason to appear on the mainstream media is to mock them or take a screenshot or something to put on the social media, Nunes noted.
Nunes admitted that Republicans are “struggling to get our message out through social media” due to the media and Big Tech’s censorship.
Nunes told The Epoch Times that Big Tech’s censorship probably the biggest problem Republicans were facing after Trump had been de-platformed by Twitter and Facebook, following the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.
BY LI HAI