Two CNN anchors and a fact checker attempted to justify the exaggerated lies of leftist Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) who recorded a video claiming she feared for her life during the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill incidents when she was not even in the building under attack.
Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon, two well-known anchors for the CNN news network, famous for its biased, took time to defend the leftist representative who lied that she was in danger of dying during the Jan. 6 incidents on Capitol Hill when it was later learned that her office is not even in the building where the riots occurred.
Cuomo said in trying to justify AOC’s over-the-top reaction, which many see as an attempt to destroy Republicans that the threat “doesn’t have to be real, the threat, for you to believe it’s imminent and real.”
It was Republican Rep. Nancy Masse who gave away that AOC was lying, “My office is two doors down from AOC. Not at one moment during the events of Jan. 6 did any rioter or any insurrectionist come down the hallways where our offices are located.”
The Squad member went so far as to liken the experience she herself invented to a past “trauma” and even accused the police officer who came to evacuate her of having evil intentions.
Acting in front of the cameras to get attention
This is not the first time AOC has been implicated in this type of political stunt to get attention and so critics on Fox News suggested that perhaps she should take up acting.
In June 2019, Ocasio-Cortez posted a photo on her Twitter account showing her covering her eyes (pretending to cry?) in front of a fence. In the tweet she wrote, “I’ll never forget this, because it was the moment I saw with my own eyes that the America I love was becoming a nation that steals refugee children from their parents, & caged them. More kids died after this. To date, no one has been held accountable. We need to save these kids.”
The tweet came in the middle of the debate on the handling of illegal immigration one of former President Trump’s strong points, and was clearly intended to demonize the separation of families at the border, an Obama-era practice.
However, witnesses later came out to show other angles of the photo where it is clear that on the other side of the fence there is nothing and it is not even a place where there were immigrant children or anything like that.
The leftist organization, Snopes, was ridiculed for its “fact checking” on the AOC story published by the Daily Wire.
While its “verdict” was that the accusation that the representative was not on Capitol Hill when the riots occurred was “mostly false” within its fact check Snopes admits that AOC was not inside the attacked compound.
Snopes has a long history of going after conservative media outlets by labeling truthful news stories as false and seeking to ban the outlets.
As simple and laughable as this story is, behind it lies something much bigger that is far from laughable.
News networks like CNN, MSNBC, and these fact checkers who work as a sort of thought police with their clear and strong leftist leanings, have been major players in distorting the truth, misleading people, and promoting values that end up being destructive to humanity.
In this cultural battle, these mainstream media and their allies have the financial backing of large corporations and key people and that is why they continue to survive, but they have long lost people’s hearts.
Conservative voices, those of us who seek to return to traditional values and believe in the divine, continue to advance and awaken more and more people who only live with the conviction that good will ultimately triumph.