"Although it is usually just conservatives getting in on the fun of correcting Ocasio-Cortez, the Washington Post fact-checkers also issued a blistering review of her comments, calling it a “swing and a miss.”
In its fact check, the Post noted that the very article Ocasio-Cortez used to slam those opposed to “Medicare-for-all” explained the accounting.
“This key distinction was duly noted in the Nation article that Ocasio-Cortez referenced on Twitter,” it stated.
Although the Post admitted that factual inaccuracies are common on Twitter, it also expressed frustration with Ocasio-Cortez because she made no effort to correct her misleading statements.
The Post wrote:
Ocasio-Cortez is not the first Twitter user to mangle information from a news report. But it’s unconvincing to try to pass this off as a rhetorical point being misread. She cited the $21 trillion figure and said “66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon.”
That’s a direct comparison. It’s badly flawed. The same article she referenced on Twitter would have set her straight. The tweet is still up, probably causing confusion. So we will award Four Pinocchios to Ocasio-Cortez.
Although this fact check of Ocasio-Cortez was brutal, it likely won’t impact anything she does or says.
If joining a protest in the office of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on her first day at the Capitol didn’t make it clear that Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t care about criticism, then her Twitter feed certainly will.
Please note: This is a commentary piece. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of IJR." Washpost
Is there something in the water in New York City? Is there a fault in the earth's crust that leaks noxious gases that stunt brain maturation?
Neither of these people seem capable of objective thought.
This woman was raised in prosperous circumstance, went to college and then was a waitress in the Bronx. She is now a member of Congress from a district that IMO would have elected Fidel Castro or Karl Marx if it had the chance. She seems incapable of speaking truth. Cillizza, the leftist columnist at Bezos blog (washpost) agrees and the left is dumbfounded at this momentary defection.
Trump, as I have often written is a pitchman and bully negotiator. He will say anything necessary to make a deal that he likes. IMO he is completely in thrall to various Zionist interests but much of the rest of his policies I favor.