Ocasio-Cortez Throws A Temper Tantrum After She Is Fact-Checked

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When Ocasio-Cortez claimed that people were too focused on being “factually” accurate, even the left pounced on her, and she did  not take it well!

The WashPo, CNN, and even the ladies on The View criticized Ocasio_cortez, who responded that “It wasn’t fair!”

The freshman congresswoman had claimed on CBS News’ “60 Minutes” that people were too focused on being “factually” accurate, and not focused enough on being morally right.

“If people want to really blow up one figure here or one word there, I would argue that they’re missing the forest for the trees,” Ocasio-Cortez said after Cooper highlighted how The Washington Post has repeatedly called out her false claims. “I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.”

READ: Ocasio-Cortez Embroiled in Her First Ethics Scandal Just Weeks Into Office!

Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler weighed in on her comment, writing: “Sorry, not the right answer.”

And she couldn’t take the criticism:

She then complains that she was being fact-checked by a particular website just as much as White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

READ: Is The Ocasio-Cortez Ethics Violation Serious Enough For the Capitol Police?

Ocasio-Cortez had seriously taken a whoopin from all sides, including her own.

Whoopi Goldberg advised the her 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 … ”

CNN slammed Ocasio-Cortez as well:

The problem with that thinking is that it says that the underlying facts don’t matter as long as the bigger-picture argument still coheres. Which is a very dangerous, slippery slope to tread at any time but especially in an age in which the President of the United States is actively seeking to undermine the idea that objective facts actually exist.

Fudging the facts in pursuit of “being morally right” — as Ocasio-Cortez puts it — assumes that moral righteousness is an agreed-upon thing. As Trump’s decisions to institute a travel ban or build a wall around the country show, it’s not.

Ocasio-Cortez is new to all of this, yes. But the high profile she already enjoys carries with it some responsibility. Namely, to get the facts right. And when you get them wrong, to correct it as quickly as possible rather than trying to justify the error.

But as the great Ron Popeil would say, “But wait, there’s more!”

Shortly after her “factually accurate” catastrophe, Amazon decided to dump it’s plans to bring it’s second headquarters in New York City and Ocasio-Cortez took partial credit and praised the lost opportunity.

The liberal team at Morning Joe took after her like a dirty shirt.

Scarborough said that the plan was crushed by “people who don’t even understand basic economics.”

Ocasio-Cortez “ignored over 80% of Latinos in the New York area and 70% of black Americans in the New York area who needed these jobs, who wanted these jobs” by opposing Amazon’s arrival.

Deutsch warned Ocasio-Cortez and her outlandish policy preferences would guarantee another four years of Trump as president.

“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski had a few pointers for Ocasio-Cortez. “She needs to follow some of the more successful, more mature members. I watch AOC with a lot of hope but I’m cringing, and I would love to give her some advice,” he suggested.

“Even if the ultimate responsibility is not laid at her feet, you don’t celebrate the loss of 25,000 jobs on Twitter,” Scarborough stated.

 

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