Everyone’s favorite meme machine, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has apparently refused to make appearances on a dozen news shows featured on the Fox News channel over the course of recent months, deciding instead to stay comfortably within her own bubble by appearing on CNN and MSNBC.
You know, all the places where folks lob her softball questions and no one challenges her worldview.
Following her upset win in New York’s 14th Congressional District last June, Ocasio-Cortez appeared on late-night comedy shows where she was idolized.
Ocasio-Cortez has faced only one remotely challenging interview, which came in early July when she appeared on PBS’s “Firing Line With Margaret Hoover.”
The interview was a disaster for Ocasio-Cortez as it highlighted her lack of knowledge on nearly all relevant policy issues that she will undoubtedly face in her new role in Washington, D.C.
Ocasio-Cortez claimed that Israel was “occupying” Palestine, a remark that quickly went viral as it showed her lack of knowledge on foreign policy issues and an attitude toward Israel that aligns with anti-Semites like Women’s March co-president Tamika Mallory and recently fired CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill.
Ocasio-Cortez also made multiple false statements about capitalism during the interview and showed that she had at best a rudimentary understanding of how an economy works.
Ocasio-Cortez conducted an interview once where she dismissed those who criticize her, stating it’s more important to be “morally right” than “factually correct.”
What she fails to realize is the that the two go hand-in-hand. How can one possibly make the right moral choice in a given situation without the proper set of accurate facts and information? The bottom line is they can’t.
This seems like common sense to the rest of the population, but for whatever reason Ocasio-Cortez struggles with the application of real world common sense.
Source: Daily Wire