Another day, another out-of-proportion burst of outrage from everyone’s favorite socialist congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Clearly embarrassed about only being given one short minute to deliver her remarks on the second night of the Democratic National Convention, Ocasio-Cortez erupted in fury when NBC reported that she delivered “one of the shortest speeches of the DNC” and “did not endorse Joe Biden.”
Both of these were true, but Ocasio-Cortez accused the network of stirring the pot.
“You waited several hours to correct your obvious and blatantly misleading tweet,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “It sparked an enormous amount of hatred and vitriol, & now the misinfo you created is circulating on other networks. All to generate hate-clicks from a pre-recorded, routine procedural motion.”
“This is completely unacceptable, disappointing, and appalling,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “The DNC shared the procedural purpose of my remarks to media WELL in advance. @NBC knew what was going to happen & that it was routine. How does a headline that malicious & misleading happen w/ that prior knowledge?”
She continued in an additional message: “How are you going to fix the incredible amount of damage and misinformation that you are now responsible for?”
NBC did play loose with the narrative of their reporting, granted. AOC had been specifically asked to appear at the convention to officially nominate Bernie Sanders as a “procedural requirement of the convention,” as the network later clarified. But it’s not clear why this was such an egregious misstep that it required this level of outrage from the New York Democrat.
Others were amused at watching AOC get this uptight about false reporting.
“Oh no is @AOC attacking the Press for inaccurate reporting?” tweeted Turning Point USA’s Benny Johnson. “Now she knows what it’s like to be President Trump every single day.”
Having regained her composure later in the day, Ocasio-Cortez explained that she was still Team Biden.
“If you were confused, no worries!” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “Convention rules require roll call & nominations for every candidate that passes the delegate threshold. I was asked to 2nd the nom for Sen. Sanders for roll call. I extend my deepest congratulations to @JoeBiden – let’s go win in November.”
Well, your support of Biden is certainly convincing after that baby fit…and after you speculated earlier this year that, in a different political system, you and Joe Biden wouldn’t even be in the same party. But we’re sure between that, your obvious preference for Sanders, and your clear antipathy for anything and everything American, mainstream voters will totally buy into your endorsement.