Newsweek spreads fake news that conservatives ‘pounced’ on Dem Socialist Ocasio-Cortez for dancing video

On Thursday, Newsweek, the outlet that once called Barack Obama “god of all things,” put out a misleading story that claimed conservatives were quick to pounce on newly-elected Democrat Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for an old video that showed her dancing in college.

There’s only one little problem.  As Twitchy pointed out, “there was no conservative pouncing, and Newsweek’s article about the alleged conservative mockery of the video contains absolutely no examples to support the headline…”

According to Newsweek:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been a target for conservatives ever since the democratic socialist stunned American politics by upsetting longtime Democratic Congressman Joe Crowley in her U.S. House Democratic primary last June. The Bronx native has seen everything from her fashion choices to her bank account scrutinized. Now her dancing has joined that growing list.

Shortly before the 29-year-old became the youngest congressman ever sworn in to office, several conservative Twitter feeds shared a video of her dancing on a rooftop. The video, featuring her dancing to Phoenix’s “Lisztomania” in an apparent homage to The Breakfast Club, appeared to be taken from Ocasio-Cortez’s time at Boston University.

One Twitter user, whose handle referenced the QAnon conspiracy theory popular among supporters of President Donald Trump, tweeted the video with the accompanying insult: “Here is “America’s favorite commie know-it-all acting like the clueless nitwit she is…High School video of “Sandy” Ocasio-Cortez.”

It’s fair to say that most people, though, did not share that reaction to a young Ocasio-Cortez exuberant dance.

So, how does “one Twitter user” translate to “conservatives” pouncing on Ocasio-Cortez?

One Twitter user (if Newsweek can do it, so can we, right?) noted:

Oh, wait…  There was more than one Twitter user:

But wait, there’s more:

Neither could we…


Incidents like this, by the way, are why we refer to the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party known as the so-called “mainstream media” as the “Democrat-media complex.”


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