WATCH: Mark Zuckerberg Grilled by Angry AOC Spinning a Narrative is Something to Behold
One of my coworkers, Brendan, said this of the below exchange: "I can't believe I just rooted for Mark Zuckerberg in an argument." It's a fair point, as neither Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez nor Mark Zuckerberg make my list for "if you had to pick five famous people, dead or alive, with whom to dine, who would you choose?" Not even the top twenty. Thirty. A hundred. Yet, after watching AOC trying to catch Mark Zuckerberg in a "GOTCHA" moment, one does feel a modicum of sympathy for the Zuckmeister.
Okay, so big picture time. Yes, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a bitch. I can say that, I have female street cred. But after watching the second video, it's clear that what bothers AOC the most is Mark Zukerberg daring to talk to people who didn't come from a pre-approved Democrat list. How dare Mark actually speak to Republicans or conservatives about their concerns as it relates to Facebook. The company he owns, runs, operates and commands. How. Dare. He.
So for once, I actually have to side with Mark. As another coworker, Tim, has to say of AOC in this exchange: "Lemme just ask you the most loaded question ever and then say you're filibustering when you can't answer it." Right, that's exactly what happened. AOC set Mark up to fail. And suddenly we're all Team Mark vs. AOC, the cackling she demon with the red lipstick and glasses as if that makes her look smart. No.
Mark Zuckerberg owns one of the most powerful, and biggest, tech companies out there. He's an easy figure to hate, sure. Especially as Facebook continues to wage its silent war against conservatives. But if Mark actually sat down with people on the other side to listen to their frustrations with Facebook, then I have to give him a tiny pass. That same gesture clearly has raised Ms. Ocasio-Cortez's hackles. She essentially, IN MY OPINION, used her power as a congresswoman to try to threaten El Marko for speaking with "white supremacists" like the Daily Caller. Who, as far as I'm aware, have committed no sins other than overloading their site with ads. But since Daily Caller isn't clearly HuffPo, they're white supremacists. According to AOC. The same person who says we're all dead in 12 years.
Who did you side with?