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Ocasio-Cortez Comes Unhinged After Being Fact Checked

Our favorite socialist is starting to crack under the pressure.

Earlier she got in a twitter fight with CNN’s Chris Cizilla and now she’s melting down over being fact checked by Politifact, the Washington Post and others, the Washington Free Beacon reports:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Monday blasted multiple fact-checking media sources for their coverage of her statements, saying, “I say true things all the time.”

Ocasio-Cortez, who was sworn into office last Thursday, is evidently not happy about the scrutiny she’s received from fact-checkers.

In a Twitter thread, she targeted the Washington Post and Politifact, saying “false equivalency [and] bias creeps in” with their fact checks.

“For example, it looks like @PolitiFact has fact-checked Sarah Huckabee Sanders and myself the *same* amount of times: 6. She’s been serving for almost 2 years. I’ve served 4 days,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Why is she fact-checked so little? Is she adhering to some standard we don’t know about?”

In one tweet, Ocasio-Cortez linked to a Salon article from last month that highlighted the Washington Post’s “false equivalence” of rating her “as bad as” President Donald Trump.

The example the author used was from early December when the Post ran a lengthy fact check on her tweet about how $21 trillion in “Pentagon accounting errors” could have paid for 66 percent of the Medicare-for-all proposal.

Salon also called the Post’s headline “blunt” and said she simply “failed to properly capture the fact that the missing Pentagon money included both inputs and outlays.”

She also went after Politifact for giving officials’ statements “true” ratings frequently, listing Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D., N.Y.) as an example.

“I say true things all the time – I’d hope most do. When does Politifact choose to rate true statements? Is there a guide? I’d be happy to repost if there is,” she said

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the gift that keeps on giving…for Republicans!

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