Conservatives Blast Left-Wing ‘Fact-Checker’ Over AOC Claim

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The left-wing fact-checking website Snopes has been the subject of criticism after it contradicted itself while attempting to justify Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s claims about her whereabouts during the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. AOC went on Instagram and delivered an emotional recount of the events and how she thought she was going to die that day. However, the issue with AOC’s claims is that she was not inside of the Rotunda where protestors had gained access to the building. In fact, AOC’s office is in an entirely different building on the Capitol complex and was never breached by protesters.

Snopes took on the New York Democrat’s claims and said “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez exaggerated the danger she was in during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, in that she ‘wasn’t even in the Capitol building’ when the riot occurred.”

The liberal fact-checker rated the claim “mostly false.” However, under the “what’s true” section said, “However, Ocasio-Cortez never claimed to be in the main Capitol building. When the attack on the Capitol began, Ocasio-Cortez was, as she stated, in her congressional office, which is located in a network of office buildings immediately surrounding the Capitol, and her office building was one of the two buildings that were evacuated.”

It wasn’t long before conservatives noticed the so-called “fact-check’s” obvious contradiction.

According to Fox News:

“They acknowledge the claim is true, then go on to rate it ‘mostly false,’ anyway. @snopes is shameless,” Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon reacted.

Ben Shapiro knocked Snopes for declaring the headline from his website The Daily Wire “misleading,” writing, “This is a weird fact-check from Snopes. I mean, they say that ‘what’s true’ is EXACTLY what the DW tweet says. Then they call the DW tweet ‘misleading.’ Almost as though they’re just a Left-wing spin outfit.”

“Snopes and Bethania Palma (author of this piece of crap) are not about the facts or the truth. They’re hacks trying to provide cover for a liar because they agree politically,” NewsBusters analyst Nicholas Fondacaro wrote.

“basically, this snopes fact check was morally correct, but not factually accurate,” The Daily Caller’s Logan Hall quipped.

  1. I have never believed snopes “fact checking” about anything. As for as I am concerned, their facts are no more than opinions.


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