Growing up, you believe that politicians are role models. You watch governors, congressmen and women, and even the president, believing that they all have the best interests of the country at heart. They are seen as people to be like. Then, you grow up and realize that many of them are the last ones you would want as role models for your children, such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
For someone who is supposed to be representing the state of New York and fighting for change, she constantly makes comments that create a greater separation in the country. She should be working to unite, but that is not part of her agenda.
She’ll call anyone a white supremacist without thinking twice about it. She doesn’t wait to have facts, either. She’ll simply say it, and, then, continue to spout more lies until people believe that she is right. She’ll call others out if they do something similar, though. So, there’s a double standard that’s constantly happening, but she’s fine with that as long as it is to her advantage.
She has recently called the “Daily Caller” a group of white supremacists when it came to having a conversation with Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook.
When a House Financial Services Committee hearing took place on Wednesday in DC, Zuckerberg was grilled for close to five hours. The oddest exchange happened when it was AOC’s turn to start talking. She asked why Facebook named the Daily Caller an “official” fact-checker for Facebook when the publication has ties to white supremacists.
That’s when Zuckerberg explained that they don’t appoint the independent fact-checkers. Instead, they go through an independent organization known as the Independent Fact-Checking Network. This network has a “rigorous standard” for allowing organizations to serve as a fact-checker.
Glenn Beck’s radio program with Stu Burguiere talked heavily about the exchange between AOC and Zuckerberg. Beck said that Daily Caller isn’t associated with white supremacists, which means that AOC probably didn’t do her homework, which is commonly associated with her MO to speak and make up facts. Further, Beck explains that with AOC being a congresswoman, she’s supposed to know things about this topic. With her being on the committee and asking questions, she should know that Facebook isn’t responsible for naming their fact-checkers. “She should absolutely know” this basic part before asking questions, Beck points out.
To avoid the Dems looking stupid during questioning, Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) called Zuckerberg out on not knowing about civil rights, saying that it was “appalling and disgusting.” As the vice-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, she fired off questions about the platform’s approach to diversity. Zuckerberg made sure that he identified that they don’t collect the races of people, so diversity isn’t something they get involved with.
Many of the Dems fail to understand that, first and foremost, the site is a social media platform for people to use to get to know each other. As people sign up, they determine how much they want to share. They determine how much information is accessible to other apps. The platform doesn’t care what color they are because Facebook isn’t trying to be as divisive as the House Dems.
Beatty, who was quite angry by then, talked about how a report came out from Pew Research Center to talk about the percentage of African Americans on the platform. She suggested that Zuckerberg start reading more about things that deal with African Americans and civil rights.
Between AOC and Beatty, neither one of them treated Zuckerberg with any kind of respect. They hated him the moment he stepped into the committee meeting and even before that. They didn’t want to hear anything that he had to say and they were determined to argue with him no matter what he presented.
AOC cannot be an effective leader in the country if she’s going to sling racial slurs like ‘white supremacists’ at a group simply because they may (or may not be) white. Just because people don’t have the same views as you doesn’t mean that they’re white supremacists – and a congresswoman should know that. Similarly, Beatty should realize that not everyone is going to be well-read on what’s happening within the African American community if it doesn’t affect them. It doesn’t make them racist or appalling because they don’t know every fact on civil rights – it simply makes them different.
The House Dems continue to prove that they’ll fight with anyone who isn’t as left as they are. Differences are not appreciated by Democratic members of congress.