‘You think that’s bad? Imagine what it’s like when they actually hate you…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez ironically blasted the media for its coverage in a series of tweets, blaming it for creating “news hysteria.”
Ocasio–Cortez criticized various publications, including The Hill and Politico, for publishing articles about a recent interview she had with Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show.”
During the interview, Colbert asked the freshman representative what she thought about the veteran members of her party urging her to “wait your turn.”
“I want to ask this question in a respectful manner, knowing also that you’re from Queens, so you will understand this question,” Colbert said. “On a scale from zero to some, how many f—s do you give?”
Ocasio–Cortez reached to her side, pretending to rummage through a bag, and traced a zero with her finger. “I think it’s a zero,” she said as the crowd cheered.
Afterward, Ocasio–Cortez took to Twitter to blast The Hill’s piece on the interview, which was headlined “Ocasio-Cortez: I give ‘zero’ f—ks about pushback from other Democrats.”
“I actually didn’t say this, so while I know ‘brown women cursing’ drives clicks, maybe you accurately quote the whole exchange instead of manipulating people into thinking I said this sentence instead of just the word ‘zero.’”
I actually didn’t say this, so while I know “brown women cursing” drives clicks, maybe you accurately quote the whole exchange instead of manipulating people into thinking I said this sentence instead of just the word “zero.” https://t.co/MrXIbALNP3
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 22, 2019
This isn’t the first time Ocasio–Cortez has echoed President Donald Trump’s complaints about “fake news.” Last month, she took to Twitter to eviscerate a Politico story that she said contained “false information.”
One disappointment about DC is the gossip that masquerades as “reporting.”
This story has:
– Not a SINGLE named or verifiable source
– Only ONE on-the-record comment, which is a denial.
My dad had a name for junk articles like this:
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 18, 2018
Donald Trump Jr., the president’s oldest son, said he understood exactly where Ocasio–Cortez was coming from.
“Welcome to our world…” he wrote on Twitter. “You think that’s bad? Imagine what it’s like when they actually hate you.”