Leftist Democrats Outraged By Liberal Media’s ‘Misleading’ Stories About Them

By Anthony Leonardi August 20th, 2020 | Image Source: Rogue Rocket

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blamed NBC News for “an enormous amount of hatred” she received after the outlet published a misleading tweet about her remarks at the Democratic National Convention.

In early morning tweets on Wednesday, the New York Democrat challenged NBC News to ask how it is “going to fix the incredible amount of damage and misinformation” caused by a tweet that described her as failing to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for president while seconding the nomination of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

“Because a 1:15am tweet to slip under the radar after blowing up a totally false and divisive narrative across networks isn’t it,” she said on Twitter, tagging NBC News.

Earlier Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez seconded the nomination of Sanders for president upon the request of the DNC, which the network described as a scenario wherein she did not endorse Biden. NBC News later deleted the tweet in contention, posted an editor’s note and clarification that it should have provided more details on the nomination process, and published an image of the old tweet for the record.

“You waited several hours to correct your obvious and blatantly misleading tweet. It sparked an enormous amount of hatred and vitriol, & now the misinfo you created is circulating on other networks. All to generate hate-clicks from a pre-recorded, routine procedural motion,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “This is completely unacceptable, disappointing, and appalling. The DNC shared the procedural purpose of my remarks to media WELL in advance. @NBC knew what was going to happen & that it was routine. How does a headline that malicious & misleading happen w/ that prior knowledge?”

During the Democratic primary elections, Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Sanders, crediting him with starting “a working-class revolution to the ballot box of the United States of America.” After Biden became the party’s presumptive nominee, she later said she intended to vote for the former vice president in the general election.

On Tuesday, the Democratic Party selected Biden as its presidential nominee. He is set to give an acceptance speech for the DNC on Thursday.

Author: Anthony Leonardi

Source: Washington Examiner: ‘Unacceptable’: AOC blasts NBC News for ‘misleading’ tweet claiming she ‘did not endorse’ Biden at DNC

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