DEM DEFLECTION: Cortez Complains About ‘Who Gets Fact Checked’ After Medicare Flub

Originally published at: https://www.hannity.com/media-room/dem-deflection-cortez-complains-about-who-gets-fact-checked-after-medicare-flub/

Incoming Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called-out “fact-checkers” on social media Monday; saying “false equivalency” and “bias” impacts “how often” people are critiqued and why.

“Facts are facts, America. We should care about getting things right. Yet standards of who gets fact-checked, how often + why are unclear,” tweeted Cortez. “This is where false equivalency+bias creeps in, allowing climate deniers to be put on par w/scientists.”

“Thank you for sharing @washingtonpost’s rubric! Except the standard for ‘4 Pinocchios’ just says: ‘Whoppers.’ That’s it. ‘Whoppers.’ As an official fact checking standard. Cheeky, but really not okay to be held to a jokey standard when 45 is advancing conspiracy theories,” she added.

Facts are facts, America. We should care about getting things right. Yet standards of who gets fact-checked, how often + why are unclear.

This is where false equivalency+bias creeps in, allowing climate deniers to be put on par w/scientists, for example.https://t.co/87c6kVzIuI

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 7, 2019

Thank you for sharing @washingtonpost’s rubric!

Except the standard for “4 Pinocchios” just says: “Whoppers.”

That’s it. “Whoppers.” As an official fact checking standard.

Cheeky, but really not okay to be held to a jokey standard when 45 is advancing conspiracy theories. https://t.co/eNw4e8jhIu

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 7, 2019

Fact-checking is critically important. It’s not always fun. But that’s okay! It pushes me to be better.

It’s important that if fact-checkers are referees, everyone know the rules – and those rules be as clear + fair as possible for all to play.

Thank you for the work you do. https://t.co/LGfd6pOReX

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 7, 2019

Cortez’ comments come hours after the self-described Democratic-Socialist was called-out by progressive comedian Whoopi Goldberg; telling the legislator to “sit down and learn the job.”