Nunes, Critic of 'Fake News,' Creates His Own Site
Conservative congressman launches the California Republican
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2018 10:36 AM CST
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Devin Nunes isn't just complaining about what he sees as liberal "fake news." He's created his own media company to fight back, reports Politico. The Devin Nunes Campaign Committee has provided the money behind a site called the California Republican, which promises "the best of US, California, and Central Valley news, sports, and analysis." (It was slow to load on Sunday, perhaps because of increased attention; it also has a Facebook page.) Two sample headlines: "CNN busted for peddling fake news AGAIN!" and "Understanding the process behind #ReleaseTheMemo.”

The latter is a reference to Nunes' efforts as chair of the House intelligence panel to release a memo alleging bias by the FBI and Justice Department in the Robert Mueller investigation. Nunes has long complained that pretty much all coverage about him and his ally President Trump is tainted by bias, and a spokesperson emphasized the point when asked about the media company: "Until Politico retracts its multitude of fake stories on Congressman Nunes, we will not go on the record.” But Vox noticed that the California Republican seems to have issued its first tweet in the wake of the story: "We are real news, POLITICO." (The atmosphere on the committee is said to be "absolute poison.")

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