Over a million Facebook users are fooled into believing it is true.
Courtesy of The Independent:
The video traveled quickly after it was shared on Facebook, gathering more than 1.5 million views in under a day after its Monday release.
It featured Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the congressional candidate from New York whose socialist campaign has stuck a lightning bolt into the world of Democratic politics.
She appeared to give bizarre answers in a two-and-a-half minute video that was staged as an interview with the conservative commentator Allie Stuckey on the site CRTV. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez shook her head “no,” when Ms. Stuckey asked if she had any knowledge about how the political system worked and seemed to imply that Venezuela was in the Middle East and a model of socialism.
But the video did not depict a real interview, despite its caption: “Allie *grills* congressional hopeful and progressive it girl “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” on her socialist agenda and knowledge of government… or lack thereof.” Instead, it used heavily edited footage from an interview Ms. Ocasio-Cortez did with PBS earlier this month, spliced to appear as answers to questions read by Ms. Stuckey.
Stuckey only labeled the video “satire” after she was called out for it multiple times, but before that happened over a million slack-jawed morons already convinced themselves of its authenticity.
I am somewhat entertained by just how rattled the conservatives have been by the Cortez victory.
She has already replaced Nancy Pelosi as the go-to liberal boogeyman and is causing all kinds of heart palpitations and predictions of doom from the Right Wing snowflakes.
She even recognizes that herself:
Republicans are so scared of me that they’re faking videos and presenting them as real on Facebook because they can’t deal with reality anymore.
Here’s one bonafide truth:
Election Day is November 6th. https://t.co/Z7MfisgiWl
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) July 24, 2018
I actually do not predict that the Democratic party is going to go full Ocasio-Cortez, but I do think we are pulling to the Left, and that can only be seen as a good thing.