If you’d read the FAQ then you knew why. Not only was the document ridiculous it was probably the most mockable public document in years.
They all laughed when I refused to work while sitting in my massage chair drinking my own urine, but now the Dave New Future is here pic.twitter.com/8njiE5llRW
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) February 8, 2019
But not long after the plan was released a strange thing happened. The FAQs explaining the plan that were on Ocasio Cortez’s website suddenly disappeared.
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) February 7, 2019
On Friday night, Robert Hockett, allegedly a law professor at Cornell and an Ocasio Cortez advisor of some type
Watch AOC advisor straight-up lie about the Green New Deal that was posted on her own website and then blame it on memes posted by me and Dice! Clown show! 🤡🤡🤡pic.twitter.com/AoVrFwJ47O
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 9, 2019
This is insane. The FAQ did contain that exact statement and, if you think it is fake, you really need to tell NPR because they have it on their website.
Immediately, Ocasio Cortez’s boy band in the press chimed in to help her out.
Incredibly strange dynamic rn. A zillion outlets have run w/ GND = mystery FAQ sheet, which includes things like $ for those "unwilling to work"
But thats not in the plan the Senators signed off on. Now AOC is retweeting her adviser telling Fox the sheet is itself not theirs pic.twitter.com/1Fcw2PvsIM
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) February 9, 2019
This is only a “mystery” if you are trying to gaslight your readers.
Journalists should not be referring to an FAQ posted on AOC's own website as a "mystery FAQ."
We know where it came from. We know what was in it. And we know AOC's staff are now lying about it. Sorry, journos. https://t.co/UvjyxrbDaS
— Friendly Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) February 9, 2019
Uh bro, when Carlson quoted her website and plan directly, he turned into nervous hipster eraserhead. Who the fuck do you’re kidding here? https://t.co/kCHJQmQiYK
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 9, 2019
What is incredible about this episode is the number of journalists that immediately parroted the lies of Ocasio Cortez’s advisor. Note the immediate acceptance by the WaPo journalist of the “mystery” moniker attached to the document.
1) AOC releases a ludicrous plan. Democrats endorse it in droves, including major 2020 candidates.
2) They realize it's a huge electoral liability, as well as an embarrassment.
3) AOC's camp start lying, say it's all a mistake and gaslighting critics.
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) February 9, 2019
"Economic security to all who are unable or unwilling to work." pic.twitter.com/AZQw7UaZyp
— John Sexton (@verumserum) February 9, 2019
The combination of the utter stupidity and incompetence of Ocasio Cortez and what passes for a staff and the slavish devotion of the media in protecting here from any repercussions for what should be career-ending and seppuku-worthy nutbaggery is unsettling. It indicates the media is not interested in checking on claims and actions made by Democrats, particularly Democrats their millenial staffers like (think the WaPo sandbagging the forcible sodomy allegations on Justin Fairfax) and more than not interested, they are willing to actively run interference for them to save them from themselves.
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