If we can make this apply to both fact checkers and politicians, I am on board.
Which of course we know won’t fly. Any more than suggesting politicians take regular drug tests just like welfare recipients.
Yet another conservative Constitutional “expert” who has no idea about how the First Amendment works.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present the “Party of Small Government”.
This person seems to have a remarkable lack of self-awareness.
It’s somehow OK, for a politician, to lie, misrepresent, and get things wrong, when that wrongness truly matters and affects people’s lives, but someone who tries to point out the lies, misrepresentations, and inaccuracies is somehow the scourge of civilization who must be stopped?
Where is the bill penalizing the the liers (such as himself) when the fact-checker proves him wrong?
Well this screams “1st Amendment Violation”.
US you are doomed and by extension, we here in Canada are doomed too.
Next he’ll be introducing a bill that will fine judges “for getting it wrong”.
We need a new law for politicians: “Don’t violate the Constitution, don’t lie, and you better be nice.”
“Falsehoods for me, but not for thee.”
Seems broad-- if I casually point out when someone is wrong, does that make me a “fact checker”?
It is a period of civil war. Rebel fact-checkers, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil GOP.
He also claimed, without providing evidence, that fact-checkers have unfairly targeted conservative politicians.
In his defense, fact-checkers are particularly hard on liars.
So, if we make journalists pass a test, register with the government and pay $1 in liability insurance, then it shouldn’t be a problem to make gun owners too??
Oh, cool, a new governmental oversight process that I’m sure is invulnerable to politicization or other forms of corruption!
“don’t be wrong, don’t be sloppy, and you better be right”
Seems to me that this bill should apply to lawmakers not those who fact check them. But sloppy Matt Maddock wouldn’t like that now would he?
If conservatives don’t like fact-checkers butting in when they say things, maybe they should make those things they say, like, not lies? Just a thought.