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WaPo Slams Ocasio-Cortez by Fact Checking And Dismantling Her Claims. Check Out Her Response.

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The rising star of the Democratic Party, socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, might be crashing back to earth — and reality — far faster and harder than she thought possible, thanks in large part to being dismantled by an ever growing list of fact checkers.

You can now add the Washington Post to that list. Yes, it seems strange that a liberal publication would go after one of their own, but perhaps, here and there, folks are slowly waking up from their comas and rejoining the world as it is.

Here are the five claims that Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler dismantled:

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Ocasio-Cortez claimed: “Everyone has two jobs.” The facts say: “The data is pretty clear that this statement is poppycock.” In fact, the July jobs report showed only 5.2 percent of Americans hold two jobs.

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Ocasio-Cortez claimed: “ICE has a bed quota.” The facts say: “As our friends at PolitiFact documented, this is an urban legend.”

Ocasio-Cortez claimed: The “upper-middle class does not exist anymore in America.” The facts say: It has actually grown 16.5 percent since 1979.

Ocasio-Cortez claimed: Medicare for all is “much cheaper than the current system.” The facts say: It’s a downright lie, which the Washington Post has already awarded three Pinocchios. Indeed, Medicare for all would cost $33 trillion over the next 10 years.

Ocasio-Cortez claimed: Obamacare was upheld by the Supreme Court because it deemed monthly health care payments to be a tax. The facts say: “This appears to be an example of not understanding policy nuances.” Indeed, SCOTUS upheld the Obamacare individual mandate under the government’s taxing power.

Like any good leftist, Ocasio-Cortez blamed all the criticism on sexism. Because there’s no possible way it could be based on her lack of knowledge, understanding, or experience.

Ocasio-Cortez is literally the walking textbook definition of a modern day millennial Democrat. It’s almost as if she created a list of stereotypes that a left-winger in the 21st century is supposed to possess and has just went down the list ticking off the boxes.

A person who truly believed their ideology held real, lasting solutions for the problems facing our society and culture would surely want to shout it from the rooftops and engage with those who see things differently, knowing the facts will speak for themselves, right?

So if socialism is the answer to what ails America, why is Ocasio-Cortez dodging debates with leading conservative thinkers? Maybe it’s because, deep down, she’s just a young kid looking to capitalize off of the progressive movement in order to have a cushy career?

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Businesses Should Require Vax Proof from Customers, Says NIH Director

This is simply unconscionable.

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There have long been fears that this sort of discrimination was on the horizon, as the willingly unvaccinated become second-class citizens right here in the United States. With only about half of the US population fully vaccinated, (and largely by their own accord), herd immunity looks to be some time away yet.  Nearly 20% more of the population will need to wind up with COVID antibodies in order for public health officials to consider the pandemic to be waning, and a maximum pressure campaign is taking shape throughout a number of levels of government. During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Dr. Frances Collins used his position as the Director of the National Institutes of Health to pressure businesses around the nation to enact strict vaccine-proof restrictions. Anchor Jake Tapper said, “Some businesses are going a step further and requiring proof of vaccinations not just for employees, but even for customers in some cases. Audience members for broadway plays and musicals need to be vaccinated. Some bars in San Francisco and D.C. are requiring proof of vaccinations. Do you think as a public health measure it would be good for more businesses to require vaccine credentials in order to have vaccinated customers?” His answer was astonishing. Collins said, “As a public health person who wants to see this pandemic end, yes. I think anything we can do to encourage reluctant folks to get vaccinated because they’ll want to be part of these public events, that’s a good thing. I’m delighted to see employers like Disney and Walmart coming out and asking their staff to be vaccinated. I’m glad to see the president has said all federal employees. I oversee NIH. With 40,000 people need to get vaccinated or if they’re not to get regular testing which is inconvenient. All of…

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Unrepentant YouTube Decides to Suspend Mainstream News Channel Over ‘Misinformation’

The barons of the Information Revolution are no less corrupt than those of the Industrial Revolution before them.

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There are concerns that the barons of the Information Revolution, much like the barons of the Industrial Revolution, are exploiting their content producers at an unsustainable clip, and creating a very dangerous bottleneck in the world of free speech. Given just how much of the internet’s traffic flows through just a few sites, it is imperative that we keep a keen eye on what platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are doing.  They are the new gatekeepers of nearly the entire breadth of current information, and if they were to choose to keep us in the dark on any particular issue, it would be quite easy for them to do so. That’s why the latest news from YouTube is so terrifying. YouTube said Sunday it had barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for one week, citing concerns about Covid-19 misinformation. The move comes after a review of posts uploaded by the Rupert Murdoch-owned TV channel, which has a substantial online presence. “We have clear and established Covid-19 medical misinformation policies… to prevent the spread of Covid-19 misinformation that could cause real-world harm,” a YouTube statement said. With 1.86 million YouTube subscribers, the channel — which is owned by a subsidiary of Murdoch’s News Corp — has a conservative following well beyond Australia. The mainstream media and the mainstream social networks haven’t always gotten their COVD info right, either, which makes their declarations regarding “misinformation” all the more laughable. Early on in the pandemic, these platforms pushed back against the possibility that the virus itself may have been a part of some sort of lab leak, even going so far as to censor any such discussion.  Over a year later, and as health experts began to suggest this yes, this was truly a possibility, the premature nature of…

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