“When I was a kid, I thought ‘fake news’ meant something I could trust.”—Nancy Pelosi, House SpeakerThe fake news craze has become an obsession for Democrats.
Last month, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in an interview with MSNBC that “fake news” had become an “inherent problem” in the U.S. The term “fake” refers to anything not verified or approved by the news media.
Pelosi went on to cite an article published by The Washington Post that purported to be “the first true story of an assassination in modern American history.”
The Post reported that the man was killed by the man he thought was the man.
The Post, like the Post, did not name the man killed, and it did not identify the assassination suspect.
The story in question was about a woman who had been killed in a car crash.
But the Post was not the first to use the word “fake,” nor was it the first time it had used the word in this way.
In 2016, The Post published a story about the “unconfirmed” story that a woman had been raped in her New Jersey apartment by a man who then had her raped again.
The “unverified” story was not, however, true.
The woman who was raped had actually been raped several times, according to the police report, and there were no suspects named in the article.
The Post’s use of the word was misleading because the “report” itself does not identify any suspects, and the Post did not cite the names of any of the alleged perpetrators.
In a later interview, Pelosi told MSNBC that she was referring to a fake article by a Washington Post reporter.
Pelosi said that the reporter’s use “really did scare” her and “took away the real fear” she felt about what could happen to her.
She continued, “I just think that that is what we are dealing with.
I do not know what it is, but it is scary.”
Pelosi’s statement was made just days after the New York Times reported that a man named Timothy Russell had been arrested in connection with the killing of a female news journalist, Jill Leovy, who had written about her experience with the man accused of killing her.
Leovy’s article on the murder of the journalist, and others in the media, has led to an investigation by the U,S.
Department of Justice into the murder.
Russell is currently in jail awaiting trial on charges of first-degree murder.
In the wake of the Leovy murder, Rep. Jackie Speier (D, Calif.) sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), asking the Speaker to make clear that he did not intend to use “fake News” when he talked about the alleged sexual assault of Leovy.
She said the article was “clearly a falsehood” that was “used to cover up a serious crime.”
In response to her request, Ryan issued a statement that said, “This is not a matter of ‘fake News’ or ‘fake people.’
The speaker’s statement that he ‘didn’t intend to talk about fake news’ is a clear misrepresentation of the facts.”
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D of Oregon), the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, has been a vocal supporter of Rep. Ted Lieu (D) for Speaker of the House.
In a letter sent to Rep. DeFazerio last month, DeFazo wrote that “it is my firm belief that it is the responsibility of the Speaker of House to ensure that the House holds the Office of Speaker accountable for his or her actions, and to ensure the House is not complicit in a pattern of misconduct.”
He went on, “The speaker has a moral responsibility to ensure our country remains safe and free of dangerous and dangerous ideologies.”
“It is clear that the speaker’s words are being used to cover his own ass in an attempt to deflect attention from the real issue at hand,” DeFazi continued.
“It is my belief that the Speaker has an obligation to ensure this is not the case.”
On Tuesday, the House Ethics Committee announced that it had begun an investigation into the use of “fakenews” in a speech by Rep. Peter Welch (D–Vt.).
In an email to Breitbart News, a spokesperson for the House Republican Caucus said the investigation was “continuing.”
“The Ethics Committee will take the necessary steps to ensure there is no cover-up,” the spokesperson said.
“It’s clear the speaker has an agenda of covering his own face and pretending to be something he’s not,” Rep. John Fleming (R–La.) told Breitbart News.
“The truth is the Speaker doesn’t care.
It’s the House he cares about.”
Breitbart News’ Brandon Darby contributed to this report.