Democrats have been all-in on the concept of going after people/banning people for “misinformation” on social media. Except, of course, when it comes to themselves. Democrats and the liberal media are a constant font of lies and disinformation. Yet, they virtually never hold themselves to account.
Case in point — the left-wing meltdown happening on Twitter because Elon Musk said he wanted to have “free speech,” and that everyone should have a say in the “town square” that Twitter has become. Some liberals have fled for other sites. Others are still there, grousing about how horrible it is that liberals might no longer control everything.
But the thought that Musk might let President Donald Trump back on the site inflamed “She Who Is Constantly Inflamed,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). She responded to Musk’s Twitter poll on Trump with a boatload of misinformation.
Idk man, last time he was here this platform was used to incite an insurrection, multiple people died, the Vice President of the United States was nearly assassinated, and hundreds were injured but I guess that’s not enough for you to answer the question. Twitter poll it is https://t.co/TVEkEH7faR
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 19, 2022
“Idk man, last time he was here this platform was used to incite an insurrection, multiple people died, the Vice President of the United States was nearly assassinated, and hundreds were injured but I guess that’s not enough for you to answer the question” AOC claimed. “Twitter poll it is”
All of that was misinformation — Trump didn’t “incite an insurrection” on Twitter; indeed, he called for people to act “peacefully and patriotically” at his rally, and then followed that up with calling for peace on Twitter, before he got banned.
#HeSaidItTheyDidIt Peacefully and Patriotically
MOST people there were peaceful and WANTED the electoral college discussion to continue.
Those who didn't were not listening to Trump because they started to riot while he was still speaking to the peaceful crowd. pic.twitter.com/0hFMbzEW4T
— Barbara Wegner | Life Coach 🇺🇸 (@asabovebelowloa) February 13, 2021
Trump calls for protesters to stay calm/lawful: "I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!" pic.twitter.com/hLE7YXmeje
— Carrie Sheffield (@carriesheffield) January 6, 2021
The riot was not beneficial to Trump’s cause, because it immediately shut down any points that he or members of Congress wanted to make about the election.
The only person killed was Ashli Babbitt, who was shot by a Capitol Police officer. Other people died from natural causes. No police officer was killed. This has been a continual lie, including false information, propagated by the media. Indeed, on the anniversary in 2022, Twitter itself promoted a false “events” thread on this, stating Officer Brian Sicknick had been beaten before he died, although there is no evidence that happened; he died of a stroke, a day later.
The Vice President was not “nearly assassinated.” That’s a bit like how she describes her own fanciful experience of the day — when she was in her office, some distance away from the Capitol building. But then she flipped out when we nailed her false story to the wall.
AOC’s new lies were fact-checked by the readers on the site, something she’s now likely to face a lot and maybe part of the reason she’s throwing a tantrum.
— Dr. Nickarama (@nickaramaOG) November 19, 2022
Meanwhile, here is what AOC was spreading during the BLM riots to people, encouraging them to cover up any identifying marks and wear non-descript clothing by which police might identify them.
.@AOC passes along some helpful tips on “protesting safely.”
One thing not to bring? “Anything you don’t want to be arrested with.”
Such as a knife or dope. pic.twitter.com/vsxt1S2Z4I
— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) May 30, 2020
Why is AOC so fearful of a poll? Because it might blow apart the false narratives that they want to spread.
It's going to be hard to gaslight Musk into believing Republicans staged an insurrection without firearms.
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) November 19, 2022