Skip to comments.Trying to figure out the real reason Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bans reporters...
Posted on 08/18/2018 11:41:18 AM PDT by grundle
The New York Times reports that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has banned the media from two of her town hall meetings.
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted the following explanation for the ban:
“Our community is 50% immigrant. Folks are victims of DV, trafficking, + have personal medical issues.”
“This town hall was designed for residents to feel safe discussing sensitive issues in a threatening political time.”
“We indicated previously that it would be closed to press.”
Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian, responded with the following tweet:
“And how does the presence of reporters make people feel unsafe?”
I think Jacob’s question is an excellent one.
I’d also like to point out that all of the other Congressional districts also have constituents who are “victims of domestic violence” and who have “personal medical issues,” but that the Congressional representatives and candidates of those other districts haven’t banned the media from their town hall events.
In the video below, YouTuber Styxhexenhammer666 says that one possible reason for Ocasio-Cortez’s media ban is that any illegal aliens in attendance would – justifiably – worry about being filmed by the media. However, he then goes on to say that Ocasio-Cortez could ask the media to keep their cameras focused on her and not the audience, and that they would likely comply.
Styxhexenhammer666 then goes on to say that he thinks her real reason for banning the media is that there might be a constituent in attendance who asks her a tough question about economics that she can’t answer. Specifically, he says that she doesn’t seem to understand that the only reason that democratic socialism in countries like Norway works is because there is a strong, healthy private sector to pay the taxes to fund it. Take away that strong, healthy private sector, and your country ends up like Venezuela.
I agree with him on both of these points.
The real reason?
She is a socialist nutcase with the taste of power in her mouth...
Because even the left wants her to shut up, and is telling her how to run her show now.
Plus, she is an idiot intellectually and on current events, not to mention economics (micro or macro) that she has a 4 year degree in.
That’s not power...That’s enormous horse teeth in her empty skull.
She thought they would try to feed her Carrots and Sugar Cubes?
And,no horse sense to go with it!
Because the Crying, Screaming and Applause coming from the Press Pool would drown out the tear jerking stories about unfair this Country is from the Illegal Invaders who plan to commit a Felony by Voting for her?
Through a picket fence?
She either can’t think fast enough to dodge reporters questions with a coherent answer, or is too stupid to be able to do so.
I think this broad is slowly realizing she is in over her head. She just spouts off one liners and has no idea what she is talking about.
She is a total airhead. She does not want to answer reporters questions. She can’t.
I speculate this is really coming from higher up Democrats and not her.
Her Soros handlers must have decreed that she ban the media. Too much exposure shows off her lack of functioning brain cells. That tips off the voters that she is bought and paid for.
No, Venezuela was a bureaucratic mess before this.
Nowhere near what it is now, but it was way too dependent on the government owned petroleum revenue stream, and the old problem of corporatism. A lot of money was getting directed to the old boy network. Very Latin American.
Its GDP growth from 1980-2000 was next to nil, and per capita negative.
A very statist place. Its no surprise Chavez found enough unhappy people to back him. He did not make anything better of course. But there is usually a reason you get the likes of Chavez.
Because shes an idiot...
... and we cant have that on tape.
She fears displaying her total ignorance to the public. Actually, probably not. She is so ignorant that she is unaware of her ignorance.
50% immigrant communities? Just how many migrants have the globalists flooded us with!
Gee how come the leftist don’t stay home when conservative speakers are speaking to those who want to hear them? Surely there are people with similar issues in those audiences too. But no they have to riot (it’s not protesting, because it’s violent).
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