‘Squad’ Leader Wants to Silence the Free Press

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It’s no secret that the so-called progressive “Squad” is a host to an endless barrage of bad ideas but this might be the worst yet. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to silence the free press. In a recent Instagram Live video, the Democrat said that she has discussed “media literacy” initiatives with members of Congress as a way to “rein in” reporting that is disinformation.

AOC responded to the question: “Any discussion in Congress about federal truth and reconciliation or media literacy initiatives to help with healing?”

The Daily Wire reports:

“What I can say is that 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,” Ocasio-Cortez responded. “And I do think that several members of Congress in some of my discussions have brought up media literacy because that is a part of what happened here and we’re going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so that you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation.”

She added, “It’s one thing to have differing opinions but it’s another thing entirely to just say things that are false and so that’s something that we’re looking into.”

Rightfully, it wasn’t long before people took notice of AOC’s ridiculous request and how closely it mirrors the Ministry of Truth from ‘1984’ and slammed the Democrat. Media analyst Joe Concha slammed AOC’s comments during an interview with Fox News, noting how the Democrat downplayed false comments she has made in the past when they came to light.

“How does Mrs. Ocasio-Cortez define truth exactly? She was asked in a [“60 Minutes”] interview, this was a couple of years ago after she was fact-checked on some very dubious claims, about those particular claims and she said, ‘People want to really blow up one figure here, or a word there, I would argue they are missing the forest for the trees, I think there is a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, semantically correct than being morally right.’”

“Oh, so it’s not about being factually correct, it’s what she sees as being right and wrong from a moral perspective,” Concha continued. “Let’s say I want to argue against defunding the police or adding two states, which therefore would add four Democratic senators. Does that make me morally wrong and therefore do I have to testify before this committee? Am I pulled off the air? That’s the thing when you have a Democratically controlled Washington—Congress, Senate and White House—this sort of thing in terms of government regulating speech should stay in China, or stay in North Korea or, I don’t know, ‘1984.’”

This is the latest move to censor conservative voices. Recently, Twitter permanently suspended President Trump’s account despite the fact he was among the top six most-followed accounts on the platform. Then Apple, Google, and Amazon teamed up to crush free-speech platform Parler.



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John Mierzwinski
John Mierzwinski
9 months ago

as Forrest Gump said stupid is as stupid does and AOC is freaking stupid

Grace
Grace
9 months ago

It’s time to send this power ambitious person back to bar-tending. It’s time to pay more attention to who we vote for and who other citizens vote for. Keep an eye on the trend and catch socialism, marxism or any other ‘ism’ before it takes over the Republic. We may be a little late at the game but with knowledge and strict attention to the information out in the air we will survive this attempted takeover.

Robert Miller
Robert Miller
9 months ago
Reply to  Grace

You’re right, it is a little late!

monica
monica
9 months ago
Reply to  Grace

Doesn’t matter who you vote for, when the election is rigged. Need massive investigations by private lawyers and that includes investigating congress, then the indictments against all engaged in voter fraud. Democrats and socialists and communists can share cells.

Gerald S Ladd
9 months ago
Reply to  monica

Investigations are where things go to die. I would have thought you’d know that by now.

John E Renk
John E Renk
9 months ago
Reply to  Grace

Have been saying this for the last12 years. People for no reason other then being brain washed to hate and don’t even know why. Control the news you control the people.

rhnelson
rhnelson
9 months ago
Reply to  Grace

The way to stop all of the Socialism is for all of the fly over states (Real America) to follow Texas’ lead and begin the process of seceding. Let the East Coast and West Coast have all the Socialism they want, but on their own money, not ours No more of our money bailing out their failed liberal cities and states..

Russ Jenkins
Russ Jenkins
9 months ago
Reply to  rhnelson

Let them keep the debt, too! They created it. We can secede and leave them with the tab. Let’s do this!

a fool
9 months ago

An igorant SELF-IDOLIZER!

Deanne
Deanne
9 months ago

I knew this day would come when radical liberals would start to attack their own and frankly liberal msm deserves this attack on them

ladybug
ladybug
9 months ago

AGREE! Why does she get so much face time? Makes one sick to my stomach as do so many other RATS!

P W
P W
9 months ago

If you were as dumb as AOC wouldn’t you do everything in your power to make sure the news on that story did not see the light of day?

Gideon Rockwell
Gideon Rockwell
9 months ago

Sound like the little Psychopath has out the Karl Marx Memorial Global Domination Playbook. This is the same rhetoric every Marxist Tyrant has used for over 100 years, the liberation of the little people. This little Commie Chick is doing her Marxist Indoctrinators back at the sham university she attended proud.

Captnguido
Captnguido
9 months ago

Gideon, she only attended the frat parties at that university. Everything she’s learned was from drinking and lying on her back at those parties!

Nonya
Nonya
9 months ago

FIRST STEP !!!!
SILENCE ALL AND ANY
FREE SPEACH OR CONSTITUTIONAL RITES & CONTROLL
ALL MIDIA
ITS DICTATORSHIP
&
ITS A COUP

F F Tramutola Jr.
F F Tramutola Jr.
9 months ago

PERMANENTLY SILENCE IT!

Nonya
Nonya
9 months ago

THE SQUATS
LOL

JOHN
JOHN
9 months ago

Another nitwit not worth the oxygen she breathes.

John J
9 months ago

However it got elected is a mystery to any thinking person

Robert Arthur Wussler
Robert Arthur Wussler
9 months ago
Reply to  John J

“It” – I love it!!

Jessie Kane
Jessie Kane
9 months ago
Reply to  John J

What would expect from New York.

Willy
Willy
9 months ago
Reply to  John J

John J., Ballot stuffing! Commies have been using this for decades to win elections.

CaptTurbo
CaptTurbo
9 months ago

Hey Sandy, bring me a beer.

William Edmondson
William Edmondson
9 months ago

A double Amen to that!!

Ginger Firestone
Ginger Firestone
9 months ago

Maybe they should start with themselves and campaigning promises. It seems if we lie to congress, it’s a crime, but when they lie to us, it’s just part of the “business as usual”. I find it hard to believe AOC can be half as stupid as she sounds.

Connie Mays
Connie Mays
9 months ago

Really? I don’t find it hard at all. Stupid comes easily to left-wingers.

Wyatt
9 months ago
Reply to  Connie Mays

But tell me , has she always been this stupid or , was she born this way ? Inquiring minds want to know .

Karole
Karole
9 months ago

She should know all about uttering falsehoods.

jim
jim
9 months ago

I can’t believe I’m agreeing with Alexandria Occasionally Coherent for one. I think there should be some kind of muzzle put on cnn, msnbc and others in the lame stream media. If a “news” organization wants to advertise itself as news, they should not be allowed to spew lies and misinformation that is a nightly occurrence on these msm hate outlets. But I agree, it’s a very fine line between outright censorship and lets say enforcing false advertising

Connie Mays
Connie Mays
9 months ago
Reply to  jim

If you allow censorship to get a foothold, there’s no stopping it. Intelligent human beings have to say what they think and think about what they hear and read.

Jay
Jay
9 months ago

AOC has had a lobotomy and no one told her! What a complete lying disgrace she is !
God save America from the insanity of liberal democrats!

Steve Sylvia
Steve Sylvia
9 months ago

I’ve known a lot of bartenders after many years working in night clubs. She is one of the dumbest of the bunch. Yet, she is clearly enraptured with her genius. Hard to believe. I would have thought New Yorkers were smarter, but then there’s Cuomo too. Who is voting up there–Martians?

Donn Caldwell
Donn Caldwell
9 months ago

Already happening in the DFW metroplex. Both the Fort Worth paper and the Dallas paper are loaded with left wing stories, left wing editorials, and most columns written by socialists from the NY Times and Washington Post.

Patriot
Patriot
9 months ago
Reply to  Donn Caldwell

Agree! Same here in New Jersey. Nearly every headline, article and commentary is spun against Trump and conservatives. Just canceled the subscription, so expect my blood pressure to get back to normal!

claire
claire
9 months ago

She is about as nutty a fruitcake as I’ve ever seen. She is out of her everloving gourd. How she made it through grade school, let alone college, is beyond me. This woman is as dumb as a rock.

Captnguido
Captnguido
9 months ago
Reply to  claire

HOW DARE YOU INSULT A ROCK! Shame on you!

Wyatt
9 months ago
Reply to  Captnguido

Yeah ! What did rocks ever do to you ? I mean here is someone who wanted to ban cow farts . How she planned to do that I haven’t a clue . But then , one must consider the course .

Betsy A Scott
Betsy A Scott
9 months ago

communist for sure – we need to rein her in or better just get rid of her. Vote her out!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lee C
Lee C
9 months ago
Reply to  Betsy A Scott

The dummies in her district were too dumb to vote her out this last time. They did not even remember the jobs lost that Amazon in her district would have provided. When they feel the pain of higher taxes, gas, electric, etc., then maybe they will wake up from their stupor.

Wyatt
9 months ago
Reply to  Betsy A Scott

From your lips to God’s Ear .

Sam
Sam
9 months ago

As Joe Concha said, ‘1984’.

Wyatt
9 months ago
Reply to  Sam

Yep and it’s knocking at your door !

Francesco Borghese
Francesco Borghese
9 months ago

Cute and totally stupid. Good with words but not with thoghts

Cricket1932
Cricket1932
9 months ago

Cute???? Check those eyes. This broad needs to be on a large dose of thyroid meds.
Not sure it could help her brain functions tho. Too late for that

Wyatt
9 months ago
Reply to  Cricket1932

And Mr Ed wants his dentures back .

Wyatt
9 months ago

Good with words ? 😅😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

charlie
charlie
9 months ago

Nitwit Absolutely Obtuse Cortez (AOC) once again. proves she has never read the US Constitution!!

Connie Mays
Connie Mays
9 months ago
Reply to  charlie

Really? She can read???

Wyatt
9 months ago
Reply to  Connie Mays

Who Knew ?
Wait , do you think she’s reading this ? 🙄
I hope so and I hope she’s offended too .

Betsy A Scott
Betsy A Scott
9 months ago

She needs to be reined in!!!!!!!!
She is pure Communist – if you do not agreed with me – I will change the law so you have to agreed with me

Connie Mays
Connie Mays
9 months ago
Reply to  Betsy A Scott

So true and SO SAD

Wyatt
9 months ago
Reply to  Betsy A Scott

You can change a law all you want . But it does not mean that people will agree with it . 99% will read the law and ignore it totally .

Dan Winright
Dan Winright
9 months ago

Imagine the commies stealing America’s election. Or a truthful press.

Ted
Ted
9 months ago

I’ll bet the illegal aliens at the bar in Queens miss this silly soul. It’s one thing to talk through your rectum at a filthy neighbor bar but quite another to address the nation in the same manner….

Kurt Geschwender
Kurt Geschwender
9 months ago

One can only hope that she doesn’t procreate.

MSG Leo
MSG Leo
9 months ago

So with AOC wanting to limit free speech, is she more like Hitler or Mao Zedong?

Wyatt
9 months ago
Reply to  MSG Leo

Try Che Guevara or Fidel . The espoused the same sort of rhetoric as this Cortez broad does now and look where it got them . One shot to death in a Bolivian jungle and the other leader of a nation no-one wanted to live in .

Tim Kuehl
Tim Kuehl
9 months ago

It has been long said, When they takeaway our 2nd Amendment our 1st Amendment will soon follow. The 2nd Amendment has been under attack for a long time with PC and recently demands of banning hate speech. Now with the overreacted to COVID virus, they frequently took away our right to peacefully assemble, travel freely and, with a cowardly compliant clergy in general, even started to take away our religious freedom. I would sure hate to be a member of the clergy that buckled to the politicians on judgement day.

Trevor
Trevor
9 months ago
Reply to  Tim Kuehl

What about Cdl.Gregory of DC who has bent the rules of the Catholic Church to let Biden take communion in the church, he is also a BLM supporter.

Kathy
Kathy
9 months ago

Do not think for one moment that the demrats have not stolen this election too with their rigging and fraud,its disgusting how they see to be smitten with their deceit,there is a special place in hell for all of them!! RealAmericans will never unite with these people!!

Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
9 months ago

Can’t someone silence her? New York City had the chance to remove her from office but they failed to do so.

Trevor
Trevor
9 months ago
Reply to  Glenn Lego

How do you deal with a girl called AOC.

Wyatt
9 months ago
Reply to  Trevor

With a full frontal lobotomy . It would raise her IQ .

Greg
Greg
9 months ago

The very idea of a pinhead like AOC being an arbiter of “truth” should make all human blood run cold. Aside from being a demonstrated idiot, it is clear that her life experience has thus far been inadequate to encourage adult thought. No thank you Alleycat!

lin
lin
9 months ago

This is what we get when brainwashed youth rise to positions of power. They are unable to recognize that what they propose are the tactics that led to the rise of power for those like Hitler and Mussolini.

Donna Kinney
Donna Kinney
9 months ago

Is she a radical democrat or another know nothing loud mouth that has been spoiled rotten her entire life and need to run her mouth at the person that is willing to publicly educate her obnoxious self. Shows you the geniuses thst voted her back in. Amazing

Wyatt
9 months ago
Reply to  Donna Kinney

Both ? At least that’s my vote . But then again , her own father said he wouldn’t vote for her .

rick
rick
9 months ago

agree AOC is Stupid, STUPID, STUPID

Wyatt
9 months ago
Reply to  rick

As come on Rick , don’t hold back tell us how you really feel .

S.L.
S.L.
9 months ago

Let’s send this idiot to Venezuela or better yet China. I can’t believe her constituents voted her back in Congress . She and her squad are a terroristic threat to our democracy. Time for AOC, Omar, Rashid and Presley to be put in a prison for re-education. Most people who want to come to America are people who want to escape the sh.thole they came from but people like the squad want to put them and us into one. Sad days are ahead for everyone if we listen to them and other Democrats.

Wyatt
9 months ago
Reply to  S.L.

Works for me

Patriot1490
Patriot1490
9 months ago

All persons elected to the US Congress are required to swear to the following Oath.

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

Ms. Cortez apparently does not hold that oath binding as she thinks that the media should be silenced. While I don’t believe that the majority of the current media are faithful to the truth, I have to defend their right to express it, as it is protected by the Constitution. The fact that it may not be truthful is a matter that and should be taken up by an authority governing journalistic ethics and practice. You do not throw out the baby with the bathwater. This is not the only situation where Ms Cortez’s opinions have differed from
the Law of the Land and she should admonished and either made to adhere to the oath she swore to or be removed from the august body she was elected to serve.
This suggestion applies to all members of the House of Representatives who feel free to
express their rantings concerning more important matters. That includes Congressmen who lie and spread falsehoods on the House floor and in the streets of our cities. Some of the more prominent offenders are Adan Schiff, Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi. Breaking existing laws to achieve a political goal and knowingly bringing false charges against other members of Congress, the Senate and the President of the United States should be reason for their own impeachment and dismissal. This remedy should also apply to Senators who take a similar Oath.

Jack Livingston
Jack Livingston
9 months ago
Reply to  Patriot1490

Patriot 1420 has laid forth the solution to legally and forcefully eliminate these people from the positions of power they presently occupy. We desperately need to find a few honest representatives to initiate the program from within. The situation as it is today should make it somewhat easier to separate the patriotic from the communistic agents now in office. I will personally start with the elected of my state to find both and to voice what I find to all who are interested.

Karen
Karen
9 months ago

The really scary thing is the liberals embrace this crazy woman! Then again, they all think alike in many respects.

Jessie Kane
Jessie Kane
9 months ago

That’s really funny coming from a democrat. Where would they be without the lamestream media.

David
David
9 months ago
Reply to  Jessie Kane

She make statements that her little lonesome can’t back up! Go to work and do something for the American Citizens or get out of Congress!

Omega 2
9 months ago

THIS IS WHAT YOU GET FROM A TYPICAL ” BAR MAID ” SCHOOL ATTITUDE OF HEAR SAY CRAP FROM THE CUSTOMER MORONS!

john berry
john berry
9 months ago

why don”t we hear from any lousy liberals now?

Casey
Casey
9 months ago

This little twit should never be in any position with power. Her stupidity is off the chart.

As for her contention of silencing the free press, it PROVES how stupid she is. The so-called “free press” is nothing more than the propaganda wing of the Democrat Political Party.

My God has the United States public intelligence and common sense have all but disappeared. To vote the fools into political office that we currently have is all the proof you need that common sense and intelligence have left the building.

Mikey
Mikey
9 months ago

Why, when the media is in her’s and every other democrat’s pocket?

sandra kright Waechter
sandra kright Waechter
9 months ago

TALK ABOUT UNFIT FOR OFFICE, SHE TOPS THE LIST, IDIOT LEVEL FOR SURE

ATL Lovette
9 months ago

The Dems had better take a good, hard look in the mirror!

L.C Black
L.C Black
9 months ago

She should be delighted with the press. They give her more time than almost anyone in congress. Why? Because everything she says is so ridiculous people will read it. If they were to truly reign in hate speech and truthfulness, she would never be in another news article or on TV.

Edmond Ramirez
9 months ago

Seems like AOC is reading out of the INGSOC 1984 playbook thinking of herself as a member of the Inner party with the privileges of an Outer Party member…but in the end, her egotism and arrogance will cause her to overstep her bounds and she could easily find herself under the eye of the Thought Police – It’s interesting because they like to eat their own

marina
marina
9 months ago

STOP FASCISM new companies have to take place.
Twitter and Facebook ARE NOT Private companies they have gone PUBLIC as they are publicly traded.

Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador, is also mounting an International Campaign Taking On Tech Companies After Trump Bans.

All this “Conservative” sites should disconnect from Twitter and facebook use something else why anyone is sharing to FB or Twitter they are banning every conservative.

Twitter down 15% from $52 to $45, from last week to today, make sure everyone keeps telling everyone else to help this is the war we are fighting..

This is the next path forward, first Blocksite twitter and facebook from your internet provider, the state of Idaho internet provider blocked them both, in North Dakota banned users can sue Twitter and Facebook.

Use Ramble, GaB instead.

Tech bubble is imminent, close twitter, FB, Instagram accounts, dump their stock if own any from your IRA, 401K check your mutual funds that have Twitter or FB included, Twitter down again, dump before they go to zero, stop buying from Amazon, NO more made in the CCP purchases, buy direct from the mom’s and pop’s stores near you, made in America only, don’t wait DO IT TODAY.

Gerald S Ladd
9 months ago

it only took the moderator ten seconds to delete my comment.

Larry Wayne Larson
Larry Wayne Larson
9 months ago

If it weren’t for media disinformation, biden wouldn’t be president, illegitimate or …no just illegitimate.

Chaeles Schimpf
Chaeles Schimpf
9 months ago

Why do they spend so much time with an idiot?

Mike Massafra
9 months ago

She is either nuts or stupid ! Sorry she is both among other things!!

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