Fact-checkers generally pride themselves on being purveyors of truth. They take pleasure in pointing out lying dickweeds’ ginormous schnozes, or at least they used to. Now, it would seem some of the fact-checkers are willing to give passes, provided the person in question is a card-carrying lefty.
Look no further than the Washington Post and their handling of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:
There’s a case to be made that the criticism about ending airplanes and cows was a stretch to begin with, since the resolution didn’t mention any of that and the FAQs were not definitive on those points. But Ocasio-Cortez has now disowned the FAQs and the statements that went beyond the resolution. The line about providing for people “unwilling to work” has been walked back completely. So we won’t be awarding any Pinocchios in this kerfuffle.
Ah, so even though Congresswoman Okeechobee-Cortisol is clearly full of the bullhickey, they’re willing to let her slide. All because she had a change of heart
Here’s what her site said about bovine creatures and flying machines.
We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.
Uh, that statement sure seems to be implying that nixing cows and planes is their goal. Which means the criticisms from conservatives weren’t out of line at all. Do you smell something?
Keep in mind, this is the same Washington Post who did everything short of giving the Donald a rectal exam for claiming burgers were piled a mile high. Sure, Trumpy is a “liar” for saying something he didn’t intend for anyone to take literally. Though, when “AOC” claims she never said the thing she most definitely said, it was all just an honest mistake. Sure.
If a conservative put forward a similar plan, leftist media outlets like the Washington Post would pick it apart mercilessly. Though, seeing as Cortez has a “D” after her name, it’s all good. This is why we have no problem referring to them as fake news.
While we’re on the subject: