And they wonder why conservative don’t take the liberal media’s “fact-checkers” seriously.
After days of repeating, as a fact, that President Trump’s tweets against the so-called Squad were racist in nature, we get the media’s representatives telling us that plain-out, ACTUAL facts about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her crew are actually not facts at all. No, they’re just right-wing propaganda, meant to get the country whipped up into a frenzy. You know, the same way it was propaganda to call the immigration crisis a “crisis” until after the midterms were done. And then, finally, the media and the Democrats admitted that, well yes, we suppose it is a crisis after all. Right-wing propaganda is apparently just the Democratic Party, a few months ahead of time.
On Thursday, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell was discussing Trump’s North Carolina rally with a panel of guests. She noted that Trump attacked Ocasio-Cortez and her Squad as “socialists.” She also noted that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had specifically referred to the Squad as “socialist Democrats.” That bit of truth, for Mitchell, was a bridge too far.
“None of these members of Congress are socialists, but that is the way the Republican leadership wants to frame this election face-off,” Mitchell told the panel. “There’s not a single member of these congressional representatives who are avowed socialists, so I don’t know where that is coming from other than opposition research.”
Really? You “don’t know where that is coming from”, Andrea?
Let’s help you out, and since you went out of your way to say “there’s not a single member” of this Squad that is an avowed socialist, we’ll just begin and end with the group’s most visible spokeswoman. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t just run around saying, “Hey, I’m a socialist,” she’s an actual member in good standing of the Democratic Socialists of America. As Caleb Howe pointed out at Mediaite, this group describes themselves as the “largest socialist organization in the United States.”
To be certain, it is part of the Democratic Socialist platform to put as much distance as possible between their beliefs and those of the “McCarthyism Red Scare of a past era,” as AOC put it in an interview with Business Insider. They prefer to couch themselves in the ideals of modern nations like Finland and Canada.
But the U.S. isn’t Finland or Canada, and it is all-too-telling when these same “Oh, we’re not like THOSE socialists” refuse to condemn Nicholas Maduro, Hugo Chavez, and the things they have done to ruin Venezuela. Today it’s Medicare-for-all and free college. Tomorrow, it’s the government taking over control of the internet and eliminating great swaths of the private sector. None of these socialists disguise their contempt for capitalism. And a contempt for capitalism is, in a very real sense, a contempt for liberty.
Check THY facts, Andrea Mitchell. Stop carrying water for these dangerous radicals.