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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Maybe AOC Keeps Getting Fact-Checked Because She Keeps Saying Wrong S**t

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) made a factual error Thursday when explaining a factual error she made while defending herself from a Washington Post fact-check that found she made several factual errors.

Ocasio-Cortez's war on fact-checking began weeks ago when she was given Four Pinocchios for her claim that the Pentagon lost $21 trillion in funds, and those trillions could pay for her Medicare For All proposal. This was laughably wrong—the combined budget of the Pentagon for its entire existence doesn't break $21 trillion. The Four Pinocchios, WaPo‘s worst rating, was awarded after she doubled down and kept the false tweet up.

Round two began Wednesday when she preemptively tweeted out a rather absurd strawman attack on the idea of fact-checking along with a now-deleted tweet complaining about "overzealous fact-checking sarcasm and hyperbole."



Anonymous said...

So when it comes to AOC, fsct checks are uour friends. When it comes to Trump, fact checks are an evil liberal conspiracy funded by Soros. LOL

Anonymous said...

She's such a cartoon!

Anonymous said...

And the joke is on us 12:50. I cannot believe we have such incompetent people in our government, when we need and deserve the best.

Anonymous said...

It's the followers