Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Throws A Temper Tantrum After She Is Fact-Checked, Gets Owned By Washington Post’s Kessler Emmanuel February 17, 2019 Politics Opinion| On Monday, self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist/New York freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lost it after she was fact-checked by numerous left-leaning news outlets and so called “fact-checkers.” The Daily Wire reports: The former bartender claimed on CBS News’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday that people were too focused on being “factually” accurate, and not focused enough on being morally right, which drew widespread criticism. That criticism carried over into news reports today from left-leaning publications, including The Washington Post and CNN, which published reports titled, “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s very bad defense of her falsehoods” and “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s very slippery slope on facts,” respectively. Ocasio-Cortez even received harsh criticism from far-left co-host of “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg, who advised the young politician to “sit still for a minute and learn the job .. .before you start pooping on people and what they’ve done, you got to do something … ” Then Ocasio-Cortez had the audacity to claim that it wasn’t fair that she was expected to be held to the same standards as the President of the United States. She wrote, “Facts are facts, America. We should care about getting things right. Yet standards of who gets fact-checked, how often + why are unclear. This is where false equivalency+bias creeps in, allowing climate deniers to be put on par w/scientists, for example.” Facts are facts, America. We should care about getting things right. Yet standards of who gets fact-checked, how often + why are unclear. This is where false equivalency+bias creeps in, allowing climate deniers to be put on par w/scientists, for example.https://t.co/87c6kVzIuI — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 7, 2019 And she couldn’t take the criticism: Thank you for sharing @washingtonpost’s rubric! Except the standard for “4 Pinocchios” just says: “Whoppers.” That’s it. “Whoppers.” As an official fact checking standard. Cheeky, but really not okay to be held to a jokey standard when 45 is advancing conspiracy theories. https://t.co/eNw4e8jhIu — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 7, 2019 She then complains that she was being fact-checked by a particular website just as much as White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. For example, it looks like @PolitiFact has fact-checked Sarah Huckabee Sanders and myself the *same* amount of times: 6. She’s been serving for almost 2 years. I’ve served 4 days. Why is she fact-checked so little? Is she adhering to some standard we don’t know about? — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 7, 2019 This is helpful! Thank you. I do think it is important to point out that there is still admitted discretion: “we select the most newsworthy+significant ones.” That means no real standard. So it’s still fair to ask why a controversial WH Press Sec is getting let off so easy. https://t.co/VqwzfPoCVI — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 7, 2019 Fact checker for the far-left Washington Post, Glenn Kessler, shredded Ocasio-Cortez’s claims. He tweeted directly to the freshman congresswoman, “We have fact-checked you twice. We have fact-checked 7,645 Trump claims.” We have fact-checked you twice. We have fact-checked 7,645 Trump claims. –> https://t.co/odthgByvgL — Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) January 7, 2019 Yet again AOC scores a win for conservatives and Trump fans. Her little tantrum about being called out on her BS got the Washington Post to admit they fact-checked Trump a whopping 7,645 times … I would love to know how many times they fact checked Obama or Pelosi, or Adam Schiff … Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.