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Renowned BS-spreader AOC says we need a govt commission to stop media ‘disinformation’

The riot at the U.S. Capitol, which left five people dead, was an unmitigated tragedy. It also was avoidable, and not just because President Donald Trump could have said something different, or hit the links.

The attack on the Capitol was a failure of civics education. A relatively few goons trashed the place that day because, it seems, too few Americans understand the Constitution, its origin and purpose and how the processes of our government function. Thank you, teachers’ unions.


Here’s an example. A 2016 survey found that only 26 percent of respondents could identify all three branches of government. Since the Cold War, our leaders, media and culture have put outsized emphasis on the president and his role. Thus, it’s easy to believe he can be an omnipotent, omniscient Swamy, and the other parts of government exist to do his bidding.

Remarkably, this willful ignorance of our government plagues the people who run it. For learning this, we can thank democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-Mensa.

In a recent social media video, AOC asserted that in the wake of the riot “several members” of Congress had raised the issue of “media literacy.”

“There’s absolutely a commission that’s being discussed but it seems to be more investigatory in style rather than truth and reconciliation. And so I think that’s an interesting concept for us to explore,” she said.

“We’re going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation,” AOC added. “It’s one thing to have differing opinions, but it’s another thing entirely to just say things that are false, so that’s something that we’re looking into.”

Big Tech is already doing this, purging conservatives from its platforms and threatening to d the same, or listening to those who advocate the same, for any other who refuse to toe the party line.

AOC’s proper response – as well as that of any other lawmaker – should have been to wholly reject this idea, to tell whoever is talking about this to shove said commission where the sun does not shine.

The Constitution, which Democrats claimed was under assault last week, guarantees Americans the right of free speech. It says nothing about whether that speech must be correct, truthful, or factual. The same is true of its provision for freedom of the press. And it’s un-American to suggest otherwise.

Yet here is an interesting tidbit of trivia. According to the left-wing “fact-checkers” at PolitiFact, half of the 10 comments by AOC that they have analyzed were rated false, and one was graded a “pants on fire” lie. Two each were half-true or mostly true.

In other words, PolitiFact has not found an occasion when AOC has told the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Other groups of “fact-checkers” have found the same.

FactCheck.org, put AOC on its list for the “whoppers” of 2018 for claiming that unemployment was low because people held more than one job.

And let’s recall that her allies at The Washington Post once gave her four “Pinocchios” for lying about misspending at the Pentagon and three Pinocchios for claiming Trump had given zero money to fight the opioid crisis.

When she was called out on “60 Minutes” for the Pentagon fabrication, AOC infamously said, “I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.”

AOC and the Democrats want to lead us into a terrifying world where the media will only report what the government approves. But the reality is, if we ever created a commission to stop disinformation, AOC should probably be the first person to be dragged before it.

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