FAKE NEWS: Associated Press Lies About Ocasio-Cortez …In Their Own Fact Check Article!
AP lied in their own “fact check” article on Trump’s border wall speech in El Paso yesterday. Lie in BOLD below.
TRUMP, on the effects of the Green New Deal: “You’re not allowed to own cows anymore.” He added that the plan would “shut down American energy” and “a little thing called air travel.”
THE FACTS: The Democratic plan would do none of those things. Trump chose to ignore the actual provisions of the plan, which calls for a drastic drop in emissions from methane-generating cows, air travel and more but would not ban cattle ownership or flights.
Instead, Trump took his cue from a FAQ that was distributed by the office of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York last week, then clumsily disavowed by her and replaced with a more accurate summary of the plan.
The first version described measures beyond those contained in the plan and made the impolitic statement: “We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.”
“Clumsily disavowed?” That’s such a distortion of the facts that it can only be interpreted as a lie when published by an organization with as many “fact checkers” as the AP.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bald face lied about the document, claiming it wasn’t the real thing and that it was all a hoax.
— Howie Carr (@HowieCarrShow) February 10, 2019
UPDATE: Washington Post’s Dave Weigel is helping Cortez paper over her lie.
Tired: Blowing up your campaign because you clicked on a phishing email
Wired: Blowing up your campaign because you accidentally published the wrong draft of a FAQ
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) February 12, 2019
Wired: Blowing up your campaign because you accidentally published the wrong draft of a FAQ…AND THEN LIED ABOUT IT!
There, Dave. We fixed it for you so there wouldn’t be so much darkness surrounding what she did. Wouldn’t want democracy to die in your tweet.