Ed Martin, who runs Phyllis Schlafly’s group, goes after the “fake news” media, which he claims is not just wrong but are active traitors to the country. That would make them guilty of a capital crime and subject to being put to death. Like most conservatives, he has no idea what treason actually means legally.
It is no longer acceptable to say that the fake news is funny, that the fake news is silly. We are actually in a cataclysmic moment in American life because of this disease … People are really hurting, they’re really nervous, they’re really anxious, and the fake news is actually making people crazy. These people—it’s treasonous what they’re doing. They’re traitors to America … They’re traitors to this country. They’re not misleading, they’re not unhappy, they’re not cognitive dissonance—all those phrases. No, they’re traitors to the country, and they’re destroying people. They’re making people unhappy, unhealthy, unwell–they’re destroying them…
Martin said “fake news” is destroying human beings and damaging the country and is both “terribly unkind” and “terribly un-American.” Martin cited news corporation owners as well as journalists, calling out targets of Trump’s wrath, including Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos.
“We’ve got to do something about it,” Martin said. “I’m not sure what to do about it yet, but I’m gonna do something about it, I can tell you that.”
The irony is that he’s a Trump supporter. If anyone can be accused of continual lying and harming the country, it’s Trump.