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Trying to figure out the real reason Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bans reporters...
wordpress ^ | August 18, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill

Posted on 08/18/2018 11:41:18 AM PDT by grundle

Trying to figure out the real reason Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bans reporters from her town hall events

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkk1_J6tucQ


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1 posted on 08/18/2018 11:41:18 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

The real reason?

She is a socialist nutcase with the taste of power in her mouth...


2 posted on 08/18/2018 11:47:56 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: grundle

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.


3 posted on 08/18/2018 11:51:28 AM PDT by Oiao (Socialism Kills - We are a Constitutional Republic, not a Democracy)
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To: 2banana

That’s not power...That’s enormous horse teeth in her empty skull.


4 posted on 08/18/2018 11:53:18 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: grundle

She thought they would try to feed her Carrots and Sugar Cubes?


5 posted on 08/18/2018 11:53:22 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The way Liberals carry on about Deportation, you would think "Mexico" was Spanish for "Auschwitz".)
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To: Kickass Conservative

And,no horse sense to go with it!


6 posted on 08/18/2018 11:55:49 AM PDT by madrastex
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To: grundle

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?


7 posted on 08/18/2018 11:55:57 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The way Liberals carry on about Deportation, you would think "Mexico" was Spanish for "Auschwitz".)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Through a picket fence?


8 posted on 08/18/2018 11:56:55 AM PDT by bankwalker (Immigration without assimilation is an invasion.)
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To: grundle
Venezuela had, "a strong, healthy private sector" before the socialists/fascists destroyed it.
9 posted on 08/18/2018 12:02:43 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything, it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: grundle

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.


10 posted on 08/18/2018 12:13:13 PM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning)
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To: grundle

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.


11 posted on 08/18/2018 12:20:06 PM PDT by 4yearlurker ("There stands mother under the oleanders,open the windows." A dying cowboys last words,1879.)
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To: grundle

She is a total airhead. She does not want to answer reporters questions. She can’t.


12 posted on 08/18/2018 12:21:35 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: grundle
Because she says thing she does not want reported.

I speculate this is really coming from higher up Democrats and not her.

13 posted on 08/18/2018 12:23:17 PM PDT by Salman (A Democrat in the White House == A final solution to YOU.)
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To: 2banana

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.


14 posted on 08/18/2018 12:26:06 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: grundle
bur But BUT cnn LOVES HER!!!
15 posted on 08/18/2018 12:32:06 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: outofsalt

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.


16 posted on 08/18/2018 12:35:56 PM PDT by buwaya
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To: grundle

Because she’s an idiot...

... and we can’t have that on tape.


17 posted on 08/18/2018 12:37:07 PM PDT by Magnatron
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To: 2banana

She fears displaying her total ignorance to the public. Actually, probably not. She is so ignorant that she is unaware of her ignorance.


18 posted on 08/18/2018 12:42:53 PM PDT by arthurus (r j)
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To: grundle

50% immigrant communities? Just how many migrants have the globalists flooded us with!


19 posted on 08/18/2018 12:59:02 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: grundle

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).


20 posted on 08/18/2018 1:40:36 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460 (I'd rather be a GOP Deplorable then a Dem Corruptible.)
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