After appearing on Fox News just two weeks ago, Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., criticized the network for lying about the news at a town hall meeting on Monday.
In a video obtained by ThinkProgress, Walberg told the Blissfield, Mich., meeting not to listen to “pundits on either side or those Tea Party groups that are out to raise money.”
Walberg said he gets seven emails a day from such groups.
“They don’t get the facts and they are trying to make it so abrasive that just send money,” he said, “Just tell the truth, that’s bad enough. Don’t embellish.”
“We the people have to do our reporting. Fox News doesn’t tell the truth, certainly none of the others do. So we’ve got to do our own media.”
Walberg is one of five Republican representatives from Michigan to sign a letter addressed to U.S. House leaders to defund the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.