Democratic socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is still blatantly lying about remarks she made during a July 2018 interview in which she commented that Israel was occupying Palestine. Ocasio-Cortez alleges the footage from her interview on PBS’s “Firing Line With Margaret Hoover” “got doctored and then the doctored video was the one that ended up on Fox News and then like everyone just sees the doctored version instead of the actual exchange.” Her accusations came after conservative media made a parody using the clip. However, her failure to make similar accusations against Firing Line of “doctoring” the identical interview is glaring. Memo to AOC: you can’t have it both ways.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Ocasio-Cortez made the false claim during an interview with The Intercept, saying that the video “got doctored and then the doctored video was the one that ended up on Fox News and then like everyone just sees the doctored version instead of the actual exchange.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s comments garnered national attention after The Daily Wire reported on her anti-Israel remarks on July 15. The report contained the following video, which was viewed millions of times:
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacks Israel, calls them the occupiers of Palestine.
When pressed on what she meant she struggled to give an answer and then admitted she does not know what she is talking about. pic.twitter.com/e3Uq1eupD3
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 16, 2018
Within two days, Ocasio-Cortez’s comments were picked up by nearly every major news publication including The Drudge Report, Fox News, CNN, Newsweek, The Free Beacon, The Daily Caller, National Review, and many others.