Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Asks Supporters to Act as Online Hall Monitors After Being Caught in Lie Over Capitol Protest
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is urging her supporters to act as online hall monitors after being caught in a lie about last month’s raucous Capitol protest.
Ocasio-Cortez had recounted a story earlier this week about a supposed threat to her physical person during the Capitol event on January 6th. Ocasio-Cortez recounted rioters besieging a House office building where she was present. However, there’s no reason to believe that riotous protestors ever entered the Cannon House Office building, although those present within the office evacuated during the event.
Ocasio-Cortez was called out by whistleblowers for her embellishment of the Capitol riot. Ocasio-Cortez had told a dramatic story of a police officer supposedly intimidating her in a Tuesday livestream, playing the role of a victim. Ocasio-Cortez had claimed that she believed her own death was imminent when the officer knocked on the door of the House office she was in, believing that marauding rioters had arrived to assassinate her.
In response, Ocasio-Cortez issued a campaign email late Wednesday night instructing her followers to report content that included the tag #AlexandriaOcasioSmollett, comparing the congresswoman to the infamous Chicago actor who faked a Trump-related hate crime.
It’s likely that demands for constant censorship will become a new card in the Democratic routine. Anytime any leftist faces criticism or is caught in a lie, they’ll cry “misinformation” and try to pressure Big Tech oligarchs to step in and censor content on their behalf.
Twitter may ultimately bow to the demands of the faux-populist politician, censoring content in response to her own attempt to protect her reputation.
It’s hard to think of a public figure who more succinctly embodies the most negative stereotypes of the millennial generation.