Furious AOC rages against NBC News over ‘malicious’ misleading tweet about her DNC speech

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Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got a firsthand taste Tuesday of what conservatives routinely experience when the media purposefully take their actions or words out of context so as to portray them in a negative light and “generate hate-clicks.”

During the second night of the Democrat National Convention, the congresswoman delivered a 90-second speech during which she ostensibly nominated Sen. Bernie Sanders, who was the second-place winner in the Democrat primary elections, to be president of the United States.

When viewed by itself, her actions seemed belligerent and rebellious, because it was already very clear that presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden had been chosen to wield the Democrat Party’s torch going into the 2020 race.

However, this angle was patently wrong, though this fact didn’t stop NBC News from adopting it anyway.

Look:

The tweet was highly disingenuous, as it sought to portray the congresswoman’s ostensible endorsement of Sanders as a rejection of Biden.

But the reality is that AOC’s nomination of Sanders was a symbolic, procedural gesture that happens virtually every four years, except for when the Democrat nominee is running as an incumbent president.

It happened during the 2016 race:

It reportedly happened during the 2008 race:

And it happened Tuesday evening:

Hours after NBC posted its original tweet, and long after the second night of the convention had concluded, the network finally issued a correction.

Look:

By then it was already too late, and confusion, anger, and vitriol over the congresswoman’s ostensible rejection of Biden had reached all four corners of Twitter thanks to NBC News’ typical distortion of the facts.

Look (*Language warning):

In tweets posted not long after NBC News issued its correction, the congresswoman slammed the network over the “enormous amount of hatred & vitriol” (that conservatives are quite familiar with) that its false reporting had engendered.

Look:

While she seemed to have a point, it’s unfortunate that she’ll likely never acknowledge that conservatives face the same lies and smears 24/7/365 — especially since she herself has been responsible for so many of those same lies and smears.

It’s perhaps because of this duplicity that conservatives weren’t too sympathetic to her plight:

If asked, AOC might accuse these conservatives of engaging in “bothsideism,” because to many members of the left, it’s awfully difficult to acknowledge that politics isn’t a zero-sum game featuring good guys vs bad guys but rather a nuanced human endeavor featuring humans vs humans.

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Vivek Saxena

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