Appearing on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show last night, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused President Trump of "racist and violent rhetoric" regarding illegal immigration. As a result, said AOC: "We're talking about people feeling unsafe. And no one should feel unsafe in the United States of America, and that includes our amazing, and beautiful, and productive, immigrant community."
The media have spent the last two years arrogantly proclaiming that they were the urgently needed public servants who would boldly challenge power and ask the tough questions. But does that boldness continue when the Democrats win some power back? It doesn’t look like it. Democrats can say the wildest things, and often, the so-called Courageous Media bends and move on.
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has many policy ambitions, among them she floated the idea of hiking the top tax rate to a whopping 70 percent to pay for a “Green New Deal.”
Although a chorus of media liberals defended and even applauded the socialist’s “soak the rich” suggestion, some high-profile economists opposed it because it would harm the economy. A CNBC reporter also found that even that tax hike wouldn’t come close to paying for a Green New Deal scheme.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did a dance while in college several years ago, an edited version of it hit social media. Newsweek’s Jason Le Miere squeezed two misleading articles out of the spat, furthering the media myth that Republicans are somehow offended or outraged by her dancing, while never actually naming a single outraged conservative. The first was "Conservatives Mock Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for College Dancing Video, Everyone Else Thinks It’s Adorable.”
A post from an obscure Twitter account tried to mock new left-wing political and media darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, with an edited clip of an old video showing her dancing. The mainstream media and liberals lined up to cheer it and condemn conservatives for being offended by it. The only problem: Conservatives were not actually offended. New York Times reporter Tiffany May piled on in “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Dancing Video Was Meant as a Smear, but It Backfired." On whom?
CBS This Morning on Friday offered a platform to radical socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, deeming the new Congresswoman’s extreme views as “interesting.” The network, which will showcase the socialist in a 60 Minutes segment on Sunday, previewed it by allowing Ocasio-Cortez to compare herself to Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt. There was no objection to this.
Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos proves, once again, that racialism for its own sake is critical to his worldview, as past statements belie his most recent call for more Hispanic representation in the United States Congress. The call is there, but is it real? What does Ramos really mean?
Friday on The View, the hosts slammed conservatives as racists that were “obsessed” with the media’s favorite Democrat socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. While they brought up the topic because of a stupid tweet from a conservative writer which mocked Cortez for her clothing choices, they used that tweet to accuse the entire conservative movement of having a racist agenda and obsession with the new congresswoman.
Tax and spend liberals are at it again.
Although there were huge benefits to the 2017 tax cuts including a rise in take-home pay for a majority of American wage earners’ and hiring or investment expansions at hundreds of companies, many liberals are calling for tax hikes. Just don’t expect the networks to spell that out for voters.
New York Democratic congressional candidate and “self-avowed” socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a liberal media darling with her $40 trillion wish list of government programs. Vanity Fair proved it again with its November issue.
That issue included the latest installment of its “New Establishment” list. Ocasio-Cortez made the list along with “Democratic hopefuls” Ayanna Pressley, Andrew Gillum and Beto O’Rourke as “The Ground-Breakers.”
It was the $40 trillion question.And once again, Democratic candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refused to answer it. Like other Democratic socialists and many progressives, Ocasio-Cortez has a long list of government giveaway programs. But even when confronted with a price tag, wouldn’t say how they’d be paid for (or who would pay).
On Tuesday, The Washington Post published a nifty little trend piece on rich Hollywood socialites and their newfound political games. Writer Michelle Ye Hee Lee discussed how flipping the House -- as in the U.S. House of Representatives, not the mansion up for grabs in Jennifer Aniston’s latest divorce -- “has blossomed into Hollywood’s nerdy new hobby.”