Ocasio-Cortez defends shutting frustrated press out of public event. Her explanation makes it much worse.

New York Congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez failed at her attempt to explain a press ban at an event, making things even worse with reporters.

The Democratic socialist came under fire for banning the media from her latest town hall event in Queens with her constituents. But her explanation defending her decision backfired as journalists and defenders of the press unleashed scathing rebukes in response.

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Her campaign explained the decision last week to ban members of the media from attending the event which was part of her “listening tour” through New York’s 14th Congressional District. and was supposedly open to the public, claiming it was to make people “feel safe.”

Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter on Friday to elaborate.

That sparked epic blowback from some prominent journalists.

While Ocasio-Cortez locking horns with the liberal media warrants a good bowl of popcorn, some on Twitter noted the darker implications of a socialist hoping to head to Washington, D.C.

As always, the liberal media’s double standard is stunning.

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